How to Whitelist Comments in WordPress

Out-of-the-box, WordPress provides the ability to blacklist comments or configure a set of options to send comments to moderation. If all comments are moderated, there are no options to whitelist comments. Searching the plugin directory for comment whitelisting provides few, if any, solutions. However, a cursory search of Google led me to the Comment Whitelist plugin by Alejandro Carravedo. Comment …

Early Results from NRKbeta’s Comment Quiz Plugin Show Readers Enjoy the Quiz but Rarely Leave a Comment

Earlier this year, NRKbeta, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s media and technology site, open sourced its comment quiz plugin for WordPress. The site’s publishers have been experimenting with requiring their readers to complete a short, three-question quiz before giving access to the comment form on certain articles. The goal of the plugin was to prevent rants and off-topic responses by ensuring …

What the New Webmention and Annotation W3C Standards Mean for WordPress

Commenting on blog posts and other website articles is a divisive topic in web circles. WPMU DEV has as many articles about dispensing with comments altogether as it does with fostering conversation through WordPress! I am firmly in the blogs-as-conversation camp, so I was excited to learn about two new standards seeking to enhance conversation […] View original post at …

Disqus 3.0 Beta Improves Comment Syncing

When we interviewed Daniel Ha, CEO and co-founder of Disqus, earlier this year, he explained why some users were reporting problems syncing comments between Disqus and WordPress and that improvements would be coming soon. “We may have taken some services offline to work on them which may have affected those who were trying to sync,” Ha said. Disqus has released 3.0 Beta …

WPWeekly Episode 269 – Interview With Daniel Ha, CEO and Co-founder of Disqus

In this episode, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Daniel Ha, CEO and co-founder of Disqus. Ha explains why he created the service, what his thoughts are on large sites disabling comments, and the state of comments on the web. We also discuss the company’s monetization strategies and what opportunities exist to generate revenue around comments. Ha shares what …

5 Best Plugins for Improving WordPress Comments Reviewed and Compared

A bustling comments section on your blog posts can help bring people together around your product and create a sense of community, bringing your website to life. And, of course, give blog authors warm fuzzies since people are actually reading their posts! But if you’ve ever used WordPress’s built-in commenting system, you know there’s a […] View original post at …