*Comments on websites are like frosting. They improve the page’s quality and increase the time spent on them. Search engines rank websites based on the content on the page. This can help improve a website’s search engine visibility. Let’s take an example: A Google user is searching for a “lightweight motif”. The article that you have published does not contain the keyword “lightweight themes” but the comment contains the keyword, it will be displayed in search engine results pages. The comment form is part of WordPress CMS. It has a large text area with options to enter your website URL, name and email address. The comment that a user leaves will appear either on the page/post, or in the comments/moderation area of WordPress dashboard. This section allows users approve or toss the comment. WP will either close the comments section after X days, or require that the visitor create an account to post a comment.
*The WordPress CMS default commenting system is excellent, but it attracts lots of spam. You will need to either use an anti-spam plugin, or blacklist keywords, in order to get rid of spam. You can enter blacklisted keywords in the textbox on the “Discussion” page of WordPress. To make WordPress CMS delete all comments that contain the keyword “HTTP”, you will need to enter “HTTP” into the blacklist section. Many plugins that used to be completely free have now limited features. Akismet is now only available for sites without ads or affiliate links. Well, if you don’t like the design of the default WP comment system or you’re annoyed by the spam on your site and you don’t want to bloat your site by installing an anti-spam plugin or you’re looking for a commenting system that offers more features, use one of the following WP comment plugins:
JetPack Comments are part of the Jetpack plugin. You must install and activate Jetpack to use it. JP’s comment form is more attractive than that included with WordPress’s content management system. JP allows users to sign in using Twitter, Facebook or WordPress accounts. It can notify users when someone replies. JPC can support both dark and light colors. The comment section of the website displays a large area for text. JPC will display text boxes for the user to fill in their name, email, or website information when they click the white area.
Disqus is a feature-rich WordPress comments plugin. It features a spam detection and moderation module. It can detect spam comments and block them from appearing on your website’s pages. This plugin allows users login with their social media accounts. This plugin allows others to view your comments. Disqus requires you to create an account. Disqus can import the existing comments on your site to its commenting system. Disqus can slow down your site by installing the “Conditionally load Disqus” plugin.
Thrive Comments is one of the most beautiful commenting systems for WordPress CMS. It is being used by many bloggers to increase user engagement. TC is not free. Its price starts at $39. TC offers lazy loading for comments. Lazy loading is useful for sites that receive a lot of comments. It will speed up the site’s load time by only showing comments when the user scrolls to the bottom of the article/post. When a comment is submitted, this WordPress plugin will redirect the user to the page that interests him. You can also share your comments on social media and like/dislike comments made by others. TC allows users to earn badges. It also has a spam filter.
Facebook is the most visited social networking site. One in four people have a Facebook account. You can either add FB comments to your website manually or use one of the WordPress plugins. FBC is a great way to add comments to a website. If the visitor logs into their FB account, they won’t need to enter their email address, name, URL or website URL. Facebook comments have a responsive design. They look fantastic. FBC allows users to sort comments by date. You can also moderate comments.