The default WordPress comments work well, but they are not the best way of engaging your audience. Controlling spam, approving or maintaining order in the comment area is difficult and might end up in a big mess on your website. WordPress, as always can surprise us with option to have some nice plugins which will get your website comments to the next level. Below we gathered a list of WordPress Comment Plugins which you should consider in 2018.

Akismet Anti-Spam

Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen. Spam is reduced to rubble as the plugin scans incoming comments. You can even choose to automatically discard comments marked as spam – a real timesaver. The plugin is free to use for personal blogs, but commercial use requires a subscription.

No Page Comment

Comment settings in WordPress aren’t the most intuitive. No Page Comment aims to provide a very simple, yet powerful way to turn comments and trackbacks on or off for every post type on your site. You can easily change settings with a few simple clicks.

wpDiscuz

AJAX realtime comment system with custom comment form and fields. Designed to supercharge WordPress native comments. Super fast and responsive with dozens features. This is the best Disqus alternative, if you want to keep your comments in your database. wpDiscuz also the best alternative to Livefyre, Jetpack and Facebook comments. Making comments has never been so awesome!

WP Ajax Edit Comments

Editing comments can be a pain for both users and administrators. WP Ajax Edit Comments smoothes out the process by allowing users to edit their comments for a specific amount of time (set by you). The good news for admins is that the plugin enables you to completely manage and edit comments from the front end of your site. Everybody wins!

In conclusion

There are a lot of ways of adding value to your comments, and as you can see with the list of plugins above – controlling the default WordPress comments became a lot easier with having the option to install these plugins. These facilitate the management of the comments and making sure spam is dealt with easier. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and share the article with your friends!