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Comment system is one of the most important part of today’s website to engage users. WordPress is popular CMS because of its brilliant commenting system. There are also some great widgets and plugins available to make the WordPress commenting system more efficient. Here are my favorite 10 WordPress plugins that you can use to boost the number of comments on your blog and make the commenting system more efficient. Happy Blogging.

1. Commentator:

Commentator is a WordPress comments generation plugin. use it to generate as many comments as you want, to jump start your new blog, or just to break the ice and get a conversation going in all your posts. Commentator uses a smart template processing methods to create comments that are unique to each posts. Post titles and categories can be automatically included in your comments by using [title] and [cat] tags in you comment template.

2. Disqus Comment System:

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.

3. Facebook Comments by Fat Panda:

This plugin is a drop in solution for replacing the default WordPress commenting with the Facebook Comments widget. It is far and away the easiest to use plugin available – just try it and see.

4. 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. 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!

5. One Click Close Comments:

Conveniently close or open comments for a post or page with one click. From the admin listing of posts (‘Edit Posts’) and pages (‘Edit Pages’), a user can close or open comments to any posts to which they have sufficient privileges to make such changes. This is done via an AJAX powered color coded indicator.

6. Social Login, Sharing & Commenting:

Let your users log in, comment and share via their accounts on popular social networks such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Vkontakte and over 20 more!

Just install this FREE plugin and enable:

  • Social Login.
  • Social Sharing.
  • Social Commenting.
  • User Profile Data & Social Analytics.
  • Single sign on.

7. Subscribe to Comments:

Subscribe to Comments is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries. The plugin includes a full featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts, block all notifications, or even change their notification e-mail address!

8. Top Commentators Widget:

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; additional options are also available to make it more flexible.

9. Twitter Mentions As Comments:

Twitter Mentions as Comments does exactly what it promises to do – scours Twitter for people talking about your blog posts and silently inserts their Tweets alongside your existing comments. The plugin leverages the power of WordPress’s built-in commenting system – notification, comment moderation, author white/black listing – making Twitter an extension of your blog.

10. WP Ajax Edit Comments:

Users can edit their own comments for a limited time, while admins can edit all comments.

Features:

  • Can edit all comments.
  • Can move comments.
  • Can blacklist comments.
  • Can approve, mark for moderation, mark as spam, and delete all comments from a post or the admin panel.
  • Undo functionality for most editing options.
  • Can choose different icon sets for use on your blog.