I am really liking this WordPress Comment Plugin
I have been experimenting with a new WordPress comment plugin called wpDiscuz. This is not a sponsored or an affiliated post, just to get that out of the way. I am not getting paid or receiving any form of compensation for this post. This is truly an opinion post and I really think other WordPress users might be interested in this plugin.
I can’t remember what I was doing that led me to this plugin. I was searching for something and I apparently went rabbit-holing and stumbled across this comment plugin and I just went ahead and installed it. I’m glad I did.
wpDiscuz is packed with some really useful features
This WordPress comment plugin is so visually appealing to commenters and provides them with a better interactive experience. I really enjoy the style of the platform and it’s way better looking than the default WordPress comment form, at least to me it does anyway.
This plugin changes your website discussion experience and provides you with new user engagement features. It’s totally improved with brand new innovative features bringing life to your website.
Some of my personal favourite features
Google reCAPTCHA helps you stop spam comments from getting through. The Google reCAPTCHA was actually pretty easy to set up and will now keep the spam bots from getting through. Although I already use Askimet for this there’s nothing wrong with a little extra help in my opinion. This is an optional feature, so you don’t really have to use it.
Post Rating is a fun way to gauge what your readers like to read on your blog/website. I like this feature over the spammy ‘Like’ button that seems to be getting abused by like spammers, AKA: Like farmers. Readers actually have to be on my site to rate the post rather than just quickly liking the post on the WordPress reader without even reading the post. I think I’ll be disabling that annoying thing here soon.
Live Notification: Comment Bubble is a real-time updating sticky comment icon on your web pages. It invites people to comment, displays current comments information and notifies current page viewers about new comments. This is great because the comment bubble floats to the left of my posts reminding people to comment. It has some pretty useful features in itself.
Rich Editor & Media: This comment form looks so much nicer than the default WordPress comment form. Plus commenters can add style to their comments and even upload images. The layout of all the comments is way more visually appealing also.
Inline Commenting: This is a feature that is really kewel. I can have users comment on a paragraph within the actual post. This feature is an interactive article reading option with the author’s questions and readers’ feedback (comments). Now article authors can add questions for readers in any paragraph of the text and ask for feedback while visitors read it.
Just one downside…
This WordPress comment plugin offers users the ability to log in with their social media accounts. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t seem to get it to work. The setup is a little technical and you need to set up an API on each social media platform you want to add to the login choices.
Facebook was a nightmare to even get the App set up on their end, X (AKA: Twitter) just didn’t want to work at all, maybe because Elon screwed that all up with his tinkering. Google and Linkedin didn’t seem to want to work for me either. I know I did the settings correctly, so I just gave up on it and disabled the feature in the WordPress Comment Plugin settings.
I was upset about that because I wanted to allow readers to log in using their social media account of choice. The WordPress comment plugin would have even shown their social media profile source to show where they were commenting from.
It would be nice if the developers made it so all you had to do is click a button and have them set up automatically. Just like you do to confirm permissions when you log into other sites.
This WordPress comment plugin is also free download and has about 100 more features that you can take advantage of. For us, we’re happy with the ones we listed above. We’ve only had it running for a couple of days now, and we still have a lot more exploring of this WordPress comment plugin to go.
I hope you find this WordPress comment plugin useful. If you do let us know what you think in the comments below.