Comments are an important part of many WordPress blogs as a way to engage users and build community. The default commenting system is a good place to start but there are ways to improve it. In this video, we will show you 15 of the best plugins to improve WordPress comments.

Summary of this Tutorial:

#1 is de:comments which is an all in one plugin that allows users to upvote and downvote comments, share individual comments, login with existing social accounts, embed images, tweets, and more.

#2 is 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.

#3 is basic comment quicktags and this adds quicktag buttons in the WordPress comment form to allow users to quickly add links, make text bold and add block quotes.

#4 is subscribe to comments reloaded which 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 in case they misspelled something they can go in and fix it.

#6 is no page comment which removes commenting from all pages on your site.

#7 is oEmbed in comments which allows users to embed things like videos, tweets, and more right in the comments area.

#8 is moderator role as your site grows, you might need to get help from community members and the moderator roles helps with that.

This plugin will give certain people comment moderation abilities on your site.

#9 Tako Movable Comments 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.

#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 on your site.

#13 DX unanswered comments 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.

#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.

#16 is control comment length which lets you set the comment length that a commenter has to fill out the comment form.