Useful Plugins For WordPress Comments

The WordPress comment area must be managed, organized and stylized with CSS and WP hacks or the easy way, using plugins. There are here 47 WordPress plugins and I hope they will help you.

GD Star Rating – Download
gd star rating wordpress plugin
GD Star Rating plugin allows you to set up rating and review system for posts, pages and comments in your blog. You can set many options for displaying the rating stars, and add widgets into the sidebars for displaying top ratings and other statistics generated by the plugin. Plugin includes advanced settings panels that will allow you to control many aspects of rating. Plugin also supports multi ratings along with thumbs based ratings. Plugin supports use of cache plugins and dynamic loading of data using ajax.

Facebook Comments for WordPress – Download
facebook comments wordpress plugin
This plugin integrates the Facebook commenting system right into your website. If a reader is logged into Facebook while viewing any comment-enabled page or post, they’ll be able to leave a comment using their Facebook profile. Non-Facebook users can post with a valid email address.

Features:

  • Styles can all be customized to fit your site’s theme
  • Number of comments displayed can be adjusted
  • Option to post comments directly to a user’s Facebook profile page
  • Comments can be included on pages only, posts only or both
  • Comments can be shown in chronological order or with the most recent comments first
  • Facebook comments can be attached to WordPress comments or inserted manually anywhere in your theme

Invisible Defender – Download

This plugin protects registration, login and comment forms from spambots by adding two extra fields hidden by CSS. This approach gave me 100% anti-spam protection on one of my sites.

The idea behind this plugin is simple: SPAMBOTs either fill every form field they find (generic spambots) or fill WordPress-specific fields only (spambots which will recognise WP or are targeting WP only). Therefore it is sufficient to add two extra text fields to form (one empty and one with predefined value), and check theirs values after form is submitted. 1st field (empty one) will be filled by generic spambots, and 2nd one will not be filled by spambots targeting WP only. With these two simple checks probably all spambots can be easily detected, so WP can return error “403 Forbidden” for them.

WordPress Comment Digg – Download
comment digg wordpress plugin
This plugin will allow users to digg / bury every thread of your comments, thus find out the most valuable comments as well as the human-spammers.

Most Popular Posts – Download
most popular posts wordpress plugin
Most Popular Posts is a basic widget for your sidebar that creates a list of links to the top posts on your blog according to the number of comments on the post. You can customize the widget title, number of links to show and whether or not you want to display the comment count.

New to this version, you can also select single categories to exclude or limit the final selection. This is particularly handy for organizing the popular posts you want to show.

WordPress Thread Comment – Download
thread comment wordpress plugin
This Plugin is an enhancement for WordPress’s comment function. It enables users to reply on a exist comment, and the discussion will be displayed threaded or nested.

Features

  • One can reply on any exist comments.
  • The discussion will be displayed nested or threaded.
  • Easy to install. No hacking on WordPress or your theme is needed.
  • W3C compatible.
  • Customizable HTML / PHP / CSS on admin section.
  • AJAX support, enables to comment without reloading the whole page.
  • Choose AJAX or not freely
  • Get notification by email when reply is available.
  • Can manage comment in front-end(move comment, delete comment)

Thank Me Later – Download
thank me later wordpress plugin
Thank Me Later (TML) will automatically send an e-mail to your those who leave a comment at your blog. Use this plugin to say ‘Thanks’ to your visitors, and prompt them to further engage with your blog.

TML is highly configurable. It allows you to create multiple e-mail messages and to send the message after a pre-defined amount of time, making messages appear more unique and people-friendly.

Paginated Comments – Download

Paginated Comments is a WordPress Plugin ** developed with SEO in mind ** that gives you the ability to break your comments into a number of search engine optimized pages.

You can create pages based on size of comments (so that no page of comments is greater than a certain file size) or you can create pages based on number of comments per page (100 for example).

Defensio Anti-Spam – Download
defensio wordpress plugin
Defensio is an advanced spam filtering web service that learns and adapts to your behaviors and those of your readers.

Advanced features such as support for OpenID, detailed statistics, charts, RSS feed of our comments (innocent and spam) and counter widget are also available.

Defensio aims to be an all-in-one anti-spam solution. Therefore, using it along with other anti-spam plugins WILL cause problems. PLEASE deactivate Akismet and other similar plugins before activating Defensio.

Twitter Blog – Download

Twitter Blog will not only tweet your blog post, but it will also check hourly for replies to that tweet and turn it into a comment on that blog post. It also uses the bit.ly API for URL shortening and adds link generated to your bit.ly account for tracking purposes. Tweets with a hashtag of #blog (customizable) will also be converted to a blog post.

Pagebar – Download
pagebar wordpress plugin
Pagebar adds a nice page bar to your blog posts, multipaged posts and paged comments

NoSpamNX – Download
nospamnx wordpress plugin
There have been many new good ideas of fighting automated Spam in WordPress. Most of these Plugins (like the antecessor of NoSpamNX: Yawasp) change the name of one (or more) of your comment field. On the one hand, this is indeed more effective, but on the other hand, this goes to the expense of compatibility. Therefore, NoSpamNX does not change any of your comment fields, but still claims to be very effective.

NoSpamNX automaticly adds additional formfields to your comment form, invisible to human users. If a spambot fills these fields blindly (which 99.9% of all spambots do), the comment will not be saved. You can decide if you want to block these spambots or mark them as spam. Furthermore, you can put common spam-phrases on a blacklist.

Subscribe to Double-Opt-In Comments – Download
subscribe to double-opt-in-comments wordpress plugin
Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry, with double-opt-in Feature. First, the user will get an e-mail with a confirmation link, after the user has confirmed the subscription, he or she will be noticed about new comments. Plugin based on Mark Jaquith “Subscribe to Comments”

Greg’s Threaded Comment Numbering – Download
threaded comment wordpress plugin
This plugin numbers your comments sequentially and hierarchically, with full support for the new comment features available in WordPress 2.7 and later — including threading, paging, and your choice of ascending or descending date order.

Greg’s Comment Length Limiter – Download
Greg's Comment Length Limiter wordpress plugin
This plugin provides a configurable limit on the length of comments left in the comment form, with a character countdown displayed for the user and dynamically updated with each keypress.

Quote Comments – Download
quote comments wordpress plugin
This plugin adds a tiny link that says “Quote” on each comment on your posts. Click it, and the contents of the comment is copied to the comment area, wrapped in blockquote tags. It’s even compatible with MCEComments.

SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam – Download
si captcha wordpress plugin
Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress on the comment form, registration form, login, or all. In order to post comments or register, users will have to type in the code shown on the image. This prevents spam from automated bots. Adds security. Works great with Akismet. Also is fully WP, WPMU, and BuddyPress compatible.

WP-RecentComments – Download
wp recent comments wordpress plugin
Show the recent comments in your WordPress sidebar. You can limit the number of comments, set the maximum length of excerpts, filter out pingbacks and/or trackbacks. You can also enable or disable the avatars, resize and reposition them. Besides above, it supports WordPress Widget. And now, it’s AJAX comment paging, you can turn to the newer or older comments when you clicked on the paging buttons.

Comment Rating – Download
Comment Rating wordpress plugin
If you’re tired of moderating readers’ comments on your blog, stop doing that and let your readers decide which comment deserves to be shown. If you’re getting outrageous comments on your blog, don’t get too angry yet. Let’s see how many readers feel the same. You can do these tasks (and more) with the Comment Rating plugin.

Akismet – Download
akismet wordpress plugin
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.
Yeah, I know everyone has heard its name at least 1000 times per month but I couldn’t leave it in the cold

Mingle – Download

The simplest way to turn your WordPress website into a Social Network comparable to Facebook or LinkedIn. Mingle makes it easy to create a social network for your family, church, business or even a premium membership site! Mingle uses your standard WordPress website and standard WordPress theme to create your Social Network instantly.

Easy Comment Uploads – Download

This plugin allow your visitors to attach images or other file to their comments as easily as possible. I designed it for langtreeshout.org . It also adds lightbox code for all inserted images.

Delete Pending Comments – Download
delete pending wordpress plugin
This plugin is a quick way to delete all pending comments. It’s useful for victims of spammer attacks.

Custom Avatars For Comments – Download
custom avatars wordpress plugin
This was initially written for a client and he agreed to open-source it. Thanks, John! Your visitors will be able to choose from the avatars you upload to your website for each and every comment they make. Various configuration options are available.

CommentLuv – Download
commentluv wordpress plugin
This plugin will visit the site of the comment author while they type their comment and retrieve a selection of their last blog posts, tweets or digg submissions which they can choose one from to include at the bottom of their comment when they click submit.

It has been found to increase comments and the community spirit for the thousands of blogs that have installed it. With a simple install you will immediately start to find new and interesting blog posts, tweets and diggs from your own blog and community.

Ajax Comment Preview – Download

Other preview plugins don’t know what sort of changes WordPress will make to a visitor’s comment, but this plugin uses AJAX and other buzzwords to send each previewed comment through WordPress’ inner voodoo.

The result? With the click of a button, your site’s visitors can preview their comments exactly as they will appear when they submit them for realies.

Antispam Bee – Download
Antispam Bee wordpress plugin
Protects your blog from spam by replacing the comment field. It’s easy to use and extremely effective. Really!

At a Glance

  • [NEW] Block comments and pings from specific countries
  • WordPress 3.x ready: Design as well as technical
  • Optional strict check for incomming comments
  • Email notifications about new spam comments
  • Trackback and pingback check
  • Spam counter on dashboard
  • Quick & Dirty: activate, set settings, done!
  • Spam may be marked or deleted immediately
  • Automatically cleanup the spam folder
  • Saves no data in the database
  • Accordingly no outgoing connection
  • Very, very fast execution
  • No need to adjust any templates
  • Clean up after uninstall the plugin
  • Anonymous and independent

Spectacu.la Threaded comments – Download
sepctacula threaded comments wordpress plugin
Once installed this plug-in will replace your theme’s comments template with its own. Giving you threading, pagination and jQuery based roll up of subordinate comments this allows you to keep things tidy. The roll up can be told to trigger at any depth you feel is best using the comments page under appearance. Also available on the plug-ins admin page is the option to use the other included stylesheet that’s more appropriate for dark hued themes. You can also tell it to use no stylesheet at all. This is handy if you want to roll it into your themes stylesheet to cut down the number of HTTP requests a visitor makes, useful on busy sites.

Gurken Subscribe to Comments – Download

Gurken StC is an extension of the version from Mark Jaquith (txfx.net). It supports closed-loop authentication which means that you first have to confirm your mail address, before you’re able to receive notifications about subsequent comments.

IntenseDebate Comments – Download
intensedebate wordpress plugin
IntenseDebate Comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog or website. Custom integration with your WordPress admin panel makes moderation a piece of cake. Comment threading, reply-by-email, user accounts and reputations, comment voting, along with Twitter and friendfeed integrations enrich your readers’ experience and make more of the internet aware of your blog and comments which drives traffic to you!

Full comment and account data sync between Intense Debate and WordPress ensures that you will always have your comments stored locally on your own server.

Subscribe to Comments Now – Download

Subscribe to Comments plugin has “subscribe without commenting” form, but you must edit your template to insert it. This plugin displays this form without the need to edit anything.

Twit Connect – Download
twitconnect wordpress plugin
Integrate Twitter and WordPress. Provides single-signon and avatars. Includes Twitter’s @anywhere: hovercards, follow button, and tweetbox. Tweet Quotes – Use [tweet] tags to format tweets from search.twitter.com.

Twitter Comments – Twitoaster – Download
twitoaster wordpress plugin
Twitter Comments system. Give to you readers the possibility to send comments via Twitter! Automatically retrieve Twitter Replies and/or Twitter Retweets to your Blog’s Posts. These Twitter mentions are handled like Posts Comments, using WP built-in comment system.

jQuery Comment Preview – Download
jquery comment wordpress plugin
Features:

  • Live comment preview, which does not take that extra space on a page.
  • The simple HTML-editor (instruction on using the editor are on the plugin options page).
  • You can customize the comment preview block as you wish. You can display: comment author name, avatar (static or dinamic using gravatar.com), comment date and time, comment text. All this can be designed with CSS.
  • You may don’t connect the plugin’s CSS file (optional), if you wish to reduce a number of queries to your server.
  • The plugin’s JS and CSS files are connected only on a pages with a comment form.

Comment Validation – Download

Ever got annoyed when submitting a comment on a wordpress blog and just getting a blank page with a error message like “please fill out required fields” and nothing else? This plugin aims to help by adding validation to the comment form. When a user submits the form and something is missing, an appropiate message is displayed and individual fields are highlighted. When the email or url is in an incorrect format, a message is displayed accordingly.

Disqus Comment System – Download
disqus wordpress plugin
Disqus, pronounced “discuss”, is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community.

The Disqus for WordPress plugin seamlessly integrates using the Disqus API and by syncing with WordPress comments.

NoFollow Free – Download
nofollow free wordpress plugin
This WordPress plugin remove the “nofollow” attribute from your wordpress blog’s comments (precisely from the author’s links) and/or from the comments text links and it inserts (if you want) an image band at the top of your pages with the phrase: “NOFOLLOW FRE” to encourage your users to submit comments. The last release includes new options to replace the nofollow only when the author posted X comments before and put back the nofollow when some blacklisted words are matched. The replacement of the nofollow is also based on the users type (registered and visitor users). Every option cna be customized by the options page “NOFF”.

Top Commentators Widget – Download
top commentators wordpress plugin
The Top Commentators Widget a sidebar widget to show the top commentators in your WP site. Adapted from Show Top Commentators plugin at Personal Financial Advice, this widget is easier to manage via the control form (no need to edit the PHP file); additional options are also available to make it more flexible. Read the FAQ section on how to customize the widget, and take a look at the screen shot to see the control form for customizing the Top Commentators Widget.

No Comments On Pages – Download

No Comments On Pages is a tiny WordPress plugin which, when activated, disables posting of new comments to all pages and hides existing ones.

Most Commented Widget – Download

Add a widget to display a list of the posts/pages with the most comments.

Comment Toolbar – Download
Comment toolbar wordpress plugin
This plug-in adds up to six buttons at the end (or the top) of every comments to automatically insert Comments Navigation, Reply and Quote functions. Then you can respond to the author of each comment and quote some or all of its comment. In addition, you can move easily between comments with smooth scrolling. Now you can customize the graphic appearance of button images.

@ Reply – Download
paginated comments wordpress plugin
This plugin allows you to add Twitter-like @reply links to comments. When clicked, those links insert the author name and a link to the comment you are replying to in the textarea.

OpenID – Download
openid wordpress plugin
OpenID is an open standard that allows users to authenticate to websites without having to create a new password. This plugin allows users to login to their local WordPress account using an OpenID, as well as enabling commenters to leave authenticated comments with OpenID. The plugin also includes an OpenID provider, enabling users to login to OpenID-enabled sites using their own personal WordPress account. XRDS-Simple is required for the OpenID Provider and some features of the OpenID Consumer.

Commentwitter – Download
Commentwiter wordpress plugin
Commentwitter is a WordPress plugin that gives commenters the option of Tweeting their comment with a link to your post.

Other features

  • Automatically creates bit.ly to specific comments in a post
  • Integrates nicely into forms
  • Blog owner can Tweet new comments automatically on their profile
  • Works off the shelf with Thesis

TinyMCEComments – Download

Why the need of a preview box if you have the What You See Is What You Get Editor in the same place as your visitors type in the comments?

This plugin turns the comment field from a primitive into a WYSIWYG editor, using the internal TinyMCE library bundled with WordPress 2.0 or up, without the need of another separate installation. Functions that only available to writers like adding images were removed and will not show up in the toolbar.

WP Wall – Download
wp wall wordpress plugin
WP Wall is a “Wall” widget that appears in your blog’s side bar. Readers can add a quick comment about the blog as a whole, and the comment will appear in the sidebar immediately, without reloading the page.

All comments are internally handled by WordPress so that means you have normal comment moderation, SPAM protection and new comment notification.

WP Wall is fully customizable with a CSS file and included graphics.

SEO Super Comments – Download

For each user comment we will create a new dynamic page on the blog, holding the actual comment information. This page will not actually exist in WordPress database, but we will create it dynamically using a WordPress plugin.

What we instantly get in this way is big jump in site’s index visible to search engines. This is possible because blog comments are crawl-able, index-able and most importantly rank-able content. Also meaning you will start to get search engine traffic for the context of the comment.

The old author link in the comments will now lead to the newly generated page. Author’s URL will still be displayed (and we can do-follow it now as it will be only one external link on the page).

The concept relies around optimizing the target page using title and H1 tag using the context of the comment. So basically we will take the excerpt of the comment and use it to create the page title and H1 tag and in the body we will old the content of the comment (plus some more goodies, read on).

Since now all comments normally drain page rank even when nofollowed (bad for your site) the whole idea of using them to generate links back to your site instead and get free indexable content along the way, looks just much more appealing.

Paginated Comments – Download
paginated comments wordpress plugin
Paginated Comments is a WordPress Plugin ** developed with SEO in mind ** that gives you the ability to break your comments into a number of search engine optimized pages.

You can create pages based on size of comments (so that no page of comments is greater than a certain file size) or you can create pages based on number of comments per page (100 for example).

IntenseDebate Comments – Download

IntenseDebate Comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog or website. Custom integration with your WordPress admin panel makes moderation a piece of cake. Comment threading, reply-by-email, user accounts and reputations, comment voting, along with Twitter and friendfeed integrations enrich your readers’ experience and make more of the internet aware of your blog and comments which drives traffic to you!

Full comment and account data sync between Intense Debate and WordPress ensures that you will always have your comments stored locally on your own server.

IntenseDebate Comments – Download

Highlight Author Comments automatically displays comments made by a post’s author in a distinctive style with no need to edit your template files, etc. All you do is provide a snippet or two of CSS styling to be applied to author posts.

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