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October 20, 2017 at 10:45 am #407134drew
Does anyone have suggestions for an alternative comment function to replace native WP comments?
I’ve been trying out options and looking for something for over a year but have yet to find a solution that:
- doesn’t drag down page load speeds (jetpack) or increase server load
- require a boat load of customization to work or require fee based third party solutions to enact enqueuing (i.e. disquss)
- prevents anon comments
- keeps spam under control
- provides admin moderation
The closest I’ve come so far is facebook comments but they have made creating the necessary app to enable comment moderation a serious pain in the neck. They also do a terrible job at notifying when new comments come in.
Jetpack comments are a resource suck (I won’t use the plugin at all any more), Disquss and their sponsored comments, lack of control, and constantly changing terms, make it a non-starter. A host of other third party solutions have terrible service, cost way more than they are worth, have no information about the impact they have on server load and search ranking, or come from devs with little to no long term reputation.
As such, I appreciate any feedback others are able to provide,
DrewOctober 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm #407324TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I don’t know of a lot of options, but Disqus is very popular: https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/disqus-comment-system/
Unfortunately it doesn’t have great ratings..
Seems like an opening for a plugin company to build a solid comment system.October 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm #407692drew
I wonder if anyone knows a developer who knows what it means to code solutions that focus on performance, SEO and usability? 🙂October 21, 2017 at 10:48 pm #407782TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Thank you so much for the donation! Super generous of you 🙂October 22, 2017 at 8:21 am #407954drew
Not that it was an incentive but you’re very welcome. 🙂
It’s important to support great developers and you already know I think you under-charge for the premium version. I do hope you’re considering the option of a higher price point via a white label solution along with something that bundles all of your plugins (free and premium) into a single package under one license (which, if nothing else, would make things much easier for users to manage).October 22, 2017 at 9:10 am #407975TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Lots of cool new changes on the way!
Really appreciate the feedback 🙂October 23, 2017 at 8:03 am #408532drew
Very nice, is there any formal dev roadmap available or a way to get on a beta release notification list?October 23, 2017 at 10:36 am #408600LeoStaffCustomer Support
You can get the beta by using this little snippet: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/beta-testing/
Here is the latest: https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/gp-premium-1-5/October 23, 2017 at 10:49 am #408607drew
Many thanks!October 23, 2017 at 11:46 am #408638LeoStaffCustomer Support
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