Back to WordPress comments

Livefyre comments didn’t work as well as I had hoped, and so we’ve gone back to WordPress comments. I apologize for any confusion or difficulties.

Back to normal blogging!

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  1. Back to normal blogging sounds good. It’s been a month since there was some science here 🙂

  2. I’m using disqus on my wordpress blogs and sites and am quite happy with it. Practically no spam any more.

    • I second this. I’ve just migrated to Disqus. Comments from Anonymous commenters that contain links (whether clickable or in plain text) are automatically deleted – they’re not even saved in a Spam folder. I just get Blogger notification emails for them, which I delete. I’ve had loads!

      Being able to Whitelist trusted commenters is an absolute blessing.

  3. Would you mind saying what some of the issues were? I had never heard of Livefyre but was considering implementing it on some of my sites after learning about it here.

    • Hi Peter,

      The biggest issue for me was that it interposes itself between me and my commenters. In WordPress if I want to contact a commenter privately, I have their email address. In Livefyre I had no way to private message anyone who left a comment.

      I also thought it had too many features. There were a lot of links associated with each comment. It was essentially bringing a lot of forum tools to commenting – like/label “bozo”/etc. This could be good in the right context but here I thought it made the comment system look intimidating and would discourage many people from commenting. Then I learned that other sites had experienced significantly less commenting after installing Livefyre comments, and significantly more after returning to WordPress.

      We are planning a forum and looking at ways to integrate forum tools with WordPress comments, so I’m not too concerned about losing the Livefyre features. They’ll be regained in an improved form when we have the forum.

      My sense now is that WordPress and Disqus are probably the two best commenting systems, Facebook comments would be good on a site where no one had reason to comment anonymously, and Livefyre is a bit too much.

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  5. I won’t comment on any site that doesn’t allow anonymous comments. I draw the line when I have to have a GoogleID or some other form of identification.

  6. I definitely agree to you there about WordPress and Disqus commenting platform. But If I were you, I’ll stick to WordPress comments. No special reason but it is way more convenient than others I think.

  7. Another vote for Disqus. I use it on my self-hosted WP Blog and it works great.

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  10. Well livefyre worked so good on my site 🙄

  11. I think wordpress comments is better than other commenting flatform.

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