While setting up your website or blog, it is very important that you choose the right commenting system. Most people just carry on with the default WordPress commenting system but it is not much effective. There are many 3rd party commenting platforms which you can use on your blog and enhance users’ engagement.
Let’s take a look at the top five Commenting Systems for your Blog:
Disqus Online Commenting Platform
Disqus is the number one commenting platform for your blog which is used by more than half a billion people across some of the largest sites on the web. It’s a JS application or plugin which can be used for a variety of popular blogging platforms such as Blogger, TypePad, and WordPress.
All your WordPress comments can also be imported into the Disqus System. Users can login via Facebook, Google, Disqus ID, Twitter, Yahoo and Open ID to comment on your blog.
IntenseDebate Website Commenting System
Intense Debate is a fully functional commenting system that can be used incorporated into WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr and Typepad easily. IntenseDebate is managed by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.
There are some advanced features including comment comment aggregation, analysis tools, reputation tools & threading to group similar comments together.
There is not much difference between Disqus and IntenseDebate, so you can use either of them.
Livefyre replaces static comment sections with dynamic, real-time conversations that empower users & help build hyper-active communities. The application also includes many detailed features that allow users to interact with their visitors & build online communities.
Users can sign -in using Facebook, Twitter, Open ID, Linkedin or Google to comment on your blog.
CummentLuv is a great and very popular commenting system where you reward your readers by automatically placing a link to their last blog post at the end of their comment. Encourage a community & discover new posts.
The Pro version of CummentLuv is a paid version but you still can use Free version to increase traffic and users’ engagement on your blog.
With more than 700 million users, you can always use Facebook Comments as the default comment option. But it totally depends on your strategy as it does not allow Google Plus or Twitter users to comment on your blogs.
You can try any of the following WordPress Plugins:
– Facebook Comments to WordPress
– Simple Facebook Comments For WordPress
– Facebook Comments for WordPress
So, you can use either of these commenting systems depending upon your strategy.
Questions and comments are welcome.