Managing WordPress comments can be a hassle. It does not have to be though. There are alternatives and tweaks you can make to the default WordPress comment system that will enhance user experience, let you grab more email subscribers and generally let you do a lot more. In this post, we explore 5 super WordPress plugins to manage comments. Comments is an essential and critical aspect of any site.
You don’t want it to look same as another site, do you? For that reason, you can use Disqus Comment System or Facebook Comments, which completely transform the way one comments. Why not give them a try?
Disqus is a really powerful and feature-ful commenting system; it is available for many blogging platforms and CMS’s. It takes care of spam, provides a user-friendly comment interface, lets you comment via Facebook and Twitter accounts. Not just that, there are several other cool features. Among its coolest features is the ability to upvote and downvote comments; so people can kind of agree or disagree with a particular remark.
Yoast Comment Hacks comes from the developers of popular Yoast SEO plugin. It adds little tweaks around WordPress core to improve WordPress comments system. It combines five different modules into one plugin. Those five modules are: email commenters, comment redirect, comment parent edit and clean notification emails. With email commenters feature, you are allowed to email all commenters or an individual commenter. I especially like comment redirect functionality, which lets you redirect first time commenters to a special page like “thank you”, where you can tell nice things or trvia about your blog.
Take Action: Install & activate Yoast Comment Hacks today. Make the best use of it!
In default WordPress comment system, users already give their emails, right? Often you may have seen blogs, which offer “Subscribe to comments” checkbox right beside comment system, which lets you subscribe to that post’s comment, right? What if you could use same email address to build your email list? Yes, with WP-Leads you can locate a “subscribe to the newsletter” checkbox alongside your comment system. A really handy way to grow email list, right?
This is one of the old classic plugins. Subscribe to Comments Reloaded allows commenters to subscribe to notifications for subsequent replies or comments on a particular post. It gives you a lot of options to manage comments, subscriptions and much more. You can even send commenters a confirmation email to verify that the email they are using is theirs.
Take Action: Install & activate Subscribe Comments Reloaded.
This is especially recommended for entertainment and photography related blogs. This plugin simply adds Facebook comments functionality to your blog. This plugin lets you comment via your Facebook profile, which is definitely beneficial for the blog owner, since his post will be shared on commenter’s profile unless otherwise specified. With this of course, you will likely miss email addresses that could have been collected through default comment system. Facebook comments make spam negligible, comments simple and managing them no more a hassle.
I hope you like the plugins shared in this post. They will truly up your game in WordPress comments’ management. Give each one of them a try and you will be blown away with how well they improve the gam.