As Bloggers we know, commenters are few and far between these days, and let's face it, so are return visitors. When we get comments, we get excited and often reply to those lovely people. But do they know we've replied? Most of the time no. If you took the time to comment, maybe asking a question, on someone's blog and never heard a word, would you return to see if they answered? Probably not. Building community and engaging an audience that returns again and again doesn't just happen. That's why third party commenting systems that allow real engagement and easy threaded commenting with
It's understandable. Not everyone likes Intense Debate or DISQUS, but that doesn't mean they want to settle for plain old comments. Some need an alternative that offers Threaded, Numbered Comments with Email Reply for Wordpress. Others merely want their commenters to know when someone has replied to their comment. I think no matter the kind of blog you keep, answering comments is paramount to the success of your blog. Letting people know you (or someone else!) has replied to their comment helps to continue the conversation and shows you care.
Having a comment system that emails replies, numbers the comments, and keeps the comment section threaded and neat encourages community involvement and makes it easy to read and follow the discussion! Today I'll show you how to achieve this using Wordpress's commenting system and a few simple plugins. After years of blogging I have come to the conclusion that there is no perfect commenting system out there. I've tried Intense Debate, and I've tried the plain Wordpress commenting system. Personally, I've chosen and stuck with DISQUS as it seems the easiest to use and has the most best features, but