WordPress already has a decent commenting system your visitors can use to get in touch with your community and contribute to it. You are always going to have a better chance to get more people involved if you offer them multiple commenting systems or ways to sign into your website. Here are 5 ways you can make your site’s commenting system social media friendly:
Comments Evolved: adds Facebook, Google+, Disqus, and other systems to your website under different tabs. You can host multiple discussion systems on your site at the same time.
LiveFyre: this system is being used by many top websites. It captures conversations about your site on Twitter and Facebook and syncs directly to your content. It makes your site a whole lot more interactive. You get friend tagging, comment sharing, comment liking, live listeners, comment notifications, and spam protection. Don’t like LiveFyre? Disqus is worth checking out too.
Social Login: lets your users log in and share comments on your website using Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and other social accounts. This is compatible with WordPress multisite portals.
Cackle Comments: integrates the Crackle Comment system into your website. Your visitors will be able to use their social accounts to leave a comment on your website. The comments left on your site are automatically synced.
Facebook Comments: many websites have had success with Facebook comments. Adding this to your website is not always straight forward, especially if you don’t keep up with Facebook developments all the time. You should seriously consider this if you host Facebook-friendly content.
We have tried Intense Debate, Disqus, and Facebook comments on this site in the past few years. All have their benefits. It really is up to you to test these to figure out which one your audience prefers the most.
Which commenting system do you use on your WordPress site? We would love to know.