Setting up your WordPress website with the right type of comments can make a difference. The look, function and feel of different comment plugins may fit well with your design and website goals. Here are some of the top comment plugins you can use to customize your WordPress comments.
Yoast Comment Hacks
The Yoast Comment Hacks plugin is actually a suite of tools created to make comment management much easier for WordPress users. This set of tools has plenty of features, such as emailing the comment authors from WordPress, providing notification emails for comments, redirecting first time commenters to a custom thank you page and more.
Subscribe To Comments Reload
The Subscribe To Comments Reload plugin makes it easy for users to subscribe to the comments after they post one. For your website, this makes it easier to build a community of people actually participating in discussion. The plugin will send an email notification to any subscribed user when a new comment has been posted.
No Page Comment
Maybe you don’t want to display comments or allow them on your site or on a section of your site. You can go through each post or page you don’t want to allow comments on and turn them off, but this can be a tall task. Instead, you can use the No Page Comment plugin. It will allow you to turn off comments on all pages, posts or media items with just the check of a box.
Basic Comment Quicktags
Adding the Basic Comment Quicktags plugin will allow commenters to user quick tags, such as bold, italics, quote and link. This is a very helpful plugin if you want to spice up the comment section in WordPress.
Simple Comment Editing
Have you ever made a comment only to realize you spelled a word wrong and there’s no way to edit it? The Simple Comment Editing plugin allows you to make it possible for commenters to edit their comment for a few minutes after posting.
WordPress Comments Fields
When you use the default comments given by WordPress, you only get four fields: name, website address, message and email. With the WordPress Comments Fields plugin, you can add custom fields to your comment section with drop downs and other types of fields.
The WordPress comment moderation system makes it easy to handle comment spam. However, commenters don’t get notified when their comment goes live. The Comment Approved plugin allows users to be notified whenever a comment is published.
Comments are a great way to build your site, add content to your site and gain a participating community around your site. However, the default comment set up from WordPress may not be enough for the type of site you are running. If you need more out of your comments, these plugins can help add function and give you a completely different comment experience.
Use these plugins to add fields, notify commenters and manage your WordPress comments in a much better way.