Best WordPress Comment Plugin – WordPress Comment Widget

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community-participation-pyramidDon’t you hate it when you have spent time and written a blog post and no one comments on it? Jakob Nielsen wrote that in most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. Nevertheless those 9+1 % need some encouragement to comment on your blog.

In this article I’ll present 6 WordPress plugin that will encourage readers to comment on blog.

Using these WP plugins and widgets can be the difference between 6% commenting readers to 12%.

How To Increase Blog Comments Number

CommentLuv – Plugin to show a link to the last post from the commenters blog by parsing the feed at their given URL when they leave a comment. Rewards your readers and encourage more comments. Downloads 102,207

Comment Redirect – Redirect commenters who just made their first comment to a page of your choice. This plugin is a kind way to redirect readers to a thank you page. Downloads 3,961

WordPress Thread Comment – This Plugin is an enhancement for WordPress’s comment function. It enables users to reply on a exist comment, and the discussion will be displayed threaded or nested.Downloads 72,782

Comment Relish - Visitors love interaction, especially a personable approach at gaining their attention and spiking their interests. Comment relish is a WordPress plugin developed to send an e-mail message to users who comment on your website who have never commented before.

WP Twitip ID – Adds another field to the comment form to allow the user to include their twitter id. Downloads 2,630.

Subscribe To Comments – Subscribe to Comments is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries. The plugin includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts, block all notifications, or even change their notification e-mail address! Downloads 168,445.

From the 6 plugins I currently only use CommentLuv, Comment Redirect, WordPress Thread Comment and Subscribe To Comments.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

isms February 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I think it’s useful article, but I think people need now more social commenting because it will give you more article sharing.
I know more people who uses only social network and even no Google.


Deandre Mallon February 5, 2012 at 5:12 am

I value the post.Really thank you!


Benaiah Mischenko December 3, 2011 at 7:57 am

I have been resisting adding CommentLuv to my blog for a while – it just didn’t seem necessary. After your review, I decided to add it, and I thoroughly enjoy it now. One question – I notice you do not let commenters pick the displayed blog post from their last 10. This is an option in CommentLuv (default is to allow only registered users to do so). It seemed like a great way to go to me, so I was wondering why you decided not to include that feature. Great post – thanks!


Nas February 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Nice info..very helpful for newbie…


Kürtce DinLe October 29, 2010 at 11:43 am


I am looking for WordPress plugin developed to send an e-mail message to users who comment on your website who have never commented before.


Best Male March 22, 2010 at 2:14 am

You forgot to mention KeywordLuv and Top Commentators plugins as well. Those 2 are great for site owners who want to increase number of comments as well.
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chris October 20, 2009 at 3:16 am

You could Also just make people Angry by being Controversial this will increase comments


Ben Hübner October 19, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Great Plug in List!

I use comment luv on my blog tool and it is real great, but I think I will try some of the plug ins talked about in this post too.

Comment redirect and WP Twitip ID sounding very interesting!

Thanks for Sharing!


Dee October 19, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Don’t you have to pay for comment luv?
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Heather Masson October 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Morning Shay – That’s a great list of plugins. There are a few on there, that I don’t have on my blog, and will be downloading.

Getting commentors is always something to focus on. I think when a reader takes the time to comment in blog – it’s a wonderful thing ;)
.-= Heather Masson´s last blog ..Even Mentors need Mentors, who are yours? =-.


JC522 October 16, 2009 at 2:15 am

I agree that 90% of people are lurkers, I usually just lurk forums myself until I need to ask something or something gets a reaction out of me. Maybe users are too shy or scared they’ll get flamed or maybe they’re just too lazy. Thanks for the great post, definately going to try some of those plugins to see if I can get people out of their shell and make comments
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Robert October 15, 2009 at 9:29 pm

That’s very good list that you posted. Getting people to comment is difficult so if you’re able to reward those who comment in some small way, it definitely helps. I’ve tried nearly every one of the plug-ins that you mentioned but the one’s I like best and currently use are CommentLuv and Subscribe-to- Comments.
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