When working on a WordPress blog, posts often take center stage. However, the comments are often just as important, they create valuable discussion. The WordPress comment area must be managed, organized and stylized with CSS and WP hacks or the easy way, using plugins.
Today we have a nice collection of some top rated comments plugins for WordPress. These commenting plugins have different features so choose the one that works best for you. If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on banners WordPress plugins, facebook WP plugins and WordPress plugins for SEO.
1. Xhanch – My Twitter
The best plugin to display your latest tweets, replies, direct messages, retweets, auto and manual tweet and lots more. Support multiple accounts
The CloudFlare WordPress Plugin ensures your WordPress blog is running optimally on the CloudFlare platform.
3. Add Link to Facebook
Automatically add links to posts or pages that are being published to your Facebook wall, pages or groups. Simple one time setup and forget.
wp-monalisa is the plugin that smiles at you like monalisa does. place the smilies of your choice in posts, pages or comments.
5. Facebook AWD All in One
Facebook AWD is an all in one Facebook capabilities for wordpress. Add like button, like box, activity box, FB Comments, Open Graph and FB connect
6. Facebook Comments
With that plugin you can replace default WordPress comments to Facebook comments plugin, then, the visitor will be able to use their Facebook accounts to leave comments on your posts.
7. GD Star Rating
GD Star Rating plugin allows you to set up rating and review system for posts, pages and comments in your blog.
8. IntenseDebate Comments
IntenseDebate Comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog or website. Custom integration with your WordPress admin panel makes moderation a piece of cake.
9. Simple Facebook Connect
Simple Facebook Connect is a framework and series of sub-systems that let you add any sort of Facebook functionality you like to a WordPress blog.
10. AVH First Defense Against Spam
The AVH First Defense Against Spam plugin gives you the ability to block spammers before any content is served.
11. CubePoints Buddypress Integration
Adds CubePoints support to Buddypress. Reward members using your BuddyPress portion of your website by giving them points and awards!
Reward your readers by automatically placing a link to their last blog post at the end of their comment. Encourage a community and discover new posts.
13. Extended Comment Options
Extended Comment Options allows you to close or open comments on batches of posts. You can schedule this automatically, too.
14. Subscribe to Double-Opt-In Comments
Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry, with double-opt-in Feature.
15. SEO Facebook Comment
SEO Facebook Comments embeds a Facebook Comment Form on your blog and also looks at each of your blog posts searching for Facebook Comments already posted.
16. WP Ajax Edit Comments
Users can edit their own comments for a limited time, while admins can edit all comments.
17. Thoughtful Comments
Thoughtful Comments adds advanced front end comment moderation and cool thread and user banning mechanisms.
These are some of my top recommendations for plugins to enhance the WordPress commenting system. What are yours? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!