The following is a guest post by Syahid Ali of TechMalaya.com
WordPress is undoubtedly one of the best blogging platforms that one can use because of its stability and extensibility of the system. Comments meanwhile, are :
- The heartbeat of a blog that keeps posts alive
- Useful to grab a reader’s attention
- An important indicator of a popular post
Thus with this post, I’ve listed 10 useful plugins to enhance your WordPress comment section. Here they are in no particular order:
1- Subscribe to Comments – Allow your readers to subscribe via email to keep up with subsequent comments on a particular post.
2- Highlight Author Comment – Automatically differentiate and display author’s comments with custom CSS styling.
3- AJAX Comments WPMUified – Let your reader’s post their comments without having to leave the same page. It even has a very nice post effect too!
4- Commentluv – Append a reader’s latest blog post to your comment section. Show them that you care.
5- WP-Ajax Edit Comments – Allow users to edit their own comment from the same page, for a period of time. Great for correcting comment typos.
6- SezWho – A very good comment rating system. Allow your readers to rate their favorite comments and separate the best comments from the worst.
7- Hide or Show Comments – Let your reader focus their attention to the post by letting them to hide or show the comments section on demand.
8- Riffly Webcam Video Comments – Bring some spice to your page by allowing audio / video comments with the help of Riffly.com .
9- 4Avatars – A simple plugin that allows you to add avatars to comments on your blog. Supported avatars are from MyBlogLog, Gravatar or Avatars.pl .
10- WP-Grins – Adds clickable smilies to be used on your comment section.
What WordPress comment plugins do you like? Let us know in the comments!
This has been a guest post by reader and frequent commenter, Syahid Ali of TechMalaya.com. Stop by his site to get a good view on tech updates, tips, free software, blogging and photo editing. Want to guestblog for this site? Drop me a line!