Comments +

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Comments Plus integrated with the Twenty Fourteen theme.
Comments Plus has easy to use settings.

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comments + allows your readers to comment on your posts using their Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or WordPress.com accounts.

Encourage greater discussion on your site. Allow new visitors to have their say on your posts without forcing them to create a new account with your site.

Comments + is Packed With Features

Boost the number of comments posted on your site and take advantage of these great features:

  • Users can choose to login using their WordPress, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ account.
  • Customize the style of your comments box.
  • Edit the PHP hooks used to start and end your comment form interface.
  • If users choose Facebook or Twitter, their comments are post to their own accounts by default, giving you fresh exposure.
  • Fully integrate with with subscribe by email with Facebook and Google.
  • Works beautifully with any theme.
  • Twelve extra add-ons for extended functionality.
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Comments Plus looks great with any theme. This is Comments Plus straight out of the box using the Twenty Fourteen theme.

Comments + Looks Great With Any Theme

Comments + works straight out of the box with any theme, such as the Twenty Fourteen theme used for the image above.

Or, if you would rather style the comments section yourself, just specify the colors you prefer in your stylesheets.

Usage

For help with installing plugins please refer to our Plugin installation guide.

1. Install the Comments Plus Plugin.

2.  Navigate to Plugins and activate the plugin:

  • You can activate on a site by site basis (via Plugins in the site admin dashboard) or network activate it (via Plugins in the network admin dashboard) on Multisite
  • You would NOT network activate this plugin if any of your sites use domain mapping.

To Configure:

Visit the Plugin configuration page at Settings > Comment Plus to set up.

  • You can configured for your entire network when network activated via Settings > Comments Plus in the network admin dashboard
  • All Comments Plus Add Ons are activated on a site by site basis via Settings > Comments Plus in the site admin dashboard

Facebook App Info

You must make a Facebook app to start using Comment Plus.

The Facebook app is required so commenters can grant permission for your website to authenticate against their Facebook login.

Creating a Facebook app is really easy!

Here’s how you do it:

1.  Go to the Facebook developers app page (you’ll need to log in using your Facebook account).

2.  Once logged in clicked on Go To App and then Create New App.

 

3.  Give your app name and click Continue.

  • TIP – Best to use a name people who comment on your site can identify with as this is what they’ll see when they click to login with Facebook.

4.  Enter the security check and click Submit (if your Facebook account has not been verified you will need to verify it by adding a mobile phone number or credit card).

5.  Add your App domain.

6.  Click on Website, add your Site URL and click Save Changes

  • Tip:  Click on Edit Icon if you want to upload your own icon.

7.  Now go to Settings > Comment Plus, add your App ID and App Secret under Facebook App info and click Save Changes.

  • Select ‘I want to use this app on all subsites too’ if network activated and want to use on all sites.
  • DO NOT select ‘I want to use this app on all subsites too’  if any sites are using Domain mapping.

Twitter App Info

You must make a Twitter app to start using Comment Plus.

The Twitter app is required so commenters can grant permission for your website to authenticate against their Twitter login.

Creating a Twitter app is really easy!

Here’s how you do it:

1.  Go to the Twitter developers app page (you’ll need to log in using your Twitter account).

2.  Add a Name, a Description, webs site, callback URL and then click Create Your Twitter application.

  • TIP – Best to use a name and description people who comment on your site can identify with as this is what they’ll see when they click to login with Twitter.

3.  Now click on Create my access token.

4. Next click on Settings tab.

5.  Select Read and Write and then click on Update this Twitter application’s settings.

6.  Now go to Settings > Comment Plus, add your Consumer key and Consumer Secret under Twitter App info and click Save Changes.

  • Select ‘I want to use this app on all subsites too’ if network activated and want to use on all sites.
  • DO NOT select ‘I want to use this app on all subsites too’  if any sites are using Domain mapping.

General Settings

WordPress branding and options allows you to change the default WordPress logo to your network logo.

‘Do not show Comments With…’ lets you control which comment login options are included.

Comment Plus add-ons

All Comments Plus Add Ons are activated on a site by site basis via Settings > Comments Plus in the site admin dashboard.  You’ll only see these add ons options here; they aren’t displayed on the settings page in the network admin dashboard.

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Here’s a quick overview of the add-ons:

  • Alternative Facebook Initialization – use if you have Facebook javascript initialization conflicts with other plugins.
  • Custom Comments Template – use if comment plus isn’t working with your theme.   This add-on will attempt to use a known working comments template instead of your theme’s default one.
  • Troubleshooter – use to help troubleshoot possible configuration issues.
  • Facebook Locale – use to force the language you want to use for communicating with Facebook.
  • Facebook featured post image – used to force featured images to always show next to posts on Facebook
  • MailChimp List Subscription – use to facilitate subscribing your commenters to your existing MailChimp list.
  • Services order – use to re-order the services tabs.
  • Social Discussion – Synchronizes the relevant discussion from social networks in a separate tab on your page.
  • Fake Twitter email – use if you are having comment approval issues with WordPress due to Twitter not allowing access to users emails.
  • Link to Twitter profile – forces the plugn to always use Twitter profile URLs as websites for your Twitter commenters, regardles of their Twitter profile settings.
  • Mention me – Adds a pre-configured Twitter username to all messages posted to Twitter.
  • Short URLs – Integrates an URL shortening service call to your outgoing URLs.

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