If you’re looking to build an online community, then having a great commenting system is crucial to your site’s success. The first one we’ll look at is de:comments.
Which is an all in one plugin and it allows users to upvote and downvote comments, share individual comments. You can login with existing social accounts, embed images, tweets, and more.
#2 is the Yoast Comment Hacks.
And it’s a suite of tools to help you manage comments easier. It allows you to email commenters from WordPress. You can also redirect a first time commenter to something like a thank you page.
The next one is the Basic Comment Quicktags.
And this adds quicktag buttons in WordPress comment form to allow users to quickly add links, make text bold…
#4 is Subscribe to Comments Reloaded.
This allows commenters to be emailed when a new comment is on the article.
#5 is Simple Comment Editing.
Which allows a user to edit their comment during a grace period. Say in case they misspelled something they can go in and quickly fix it.
#6 is the No Page Comment.
And this removes the commenting from all pages on your site.
#7 is oEmbed in Comments.
This allows users to embed things like videos, tweets, and more right in the comment area.
#8 is ModeratorRole as your site grows.
You might need to get help from community members and the moderator roles helps with that. The plugin allows you to give certain people comment moderation abilities on your site.
#9 is Tako Movable Comments.
And this allows you to move comments from one post to another. This comes in handy if you’ve updated a post and want to keep the comments of the old post on the new one.
#10 is Comments Since Last Visit.
This shows the readers the latest comments since they were last on that post.
#11 is Featured Comments.
Which allows you to feature high quality comments on your site.
#12 is Comment Approved.
Which allows the commenter to be notified when their comment was approved for your site.
#13 is DX Unanswered Comments.
And this lets you easily filter to unanswered comments so you can quickly comment and reply to all of them.
#14 is WordPress Comments Fields.
This lets you add more fields to your comment form than just the name, email, website address, and comment that you have by default.
#15 is Send email only on Reply to My Comment.
Which allows the commenter to subscribe to comments and receive a notification if someone replies to their comment.
The last one is the Control Comment Length.
Which lets you set the comment length that a commenter has to fill out the comment form.