Comments +

Let readers comment on your site using a Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or WordPress account.

Version 1.6.7

  • Added more granular Facebook permissions requesting strategy.
  • Added ability to mark social posting boxes as optional.
  • Added issue tracking to Troubleshooter add-on.

Changelog

August 30, 2014 - version 1.6.7
  • Added more granular Facebook permissions requesting strategy.
  • Added ability to mark social posting boxes as optional.
  • Added issue tracking to Troubleshooter add-on.

August 6, 2014 - version 1.6.6
  • Allowing for new Google+ login in addition to legacy OpenID.
  • Enforcing proper user link generation, if possible.

October 31, 2013 - version 1.6.5
  • Added the services order add-on.

October 3, 2013 - version 1.6.4
  • Overall API update.
  • Fix for initial redirection issue.
  • Improved Troubleshooter add-on.

June 27, 2013 - version 1.6.3
  • Twitter API URL update.
  • Added the default WordPress shortlink provider.
  • Added preferred provider selection.

April 13, 2013 - version 1.6.2
  • Event delegation update.
  • Added universal MC handler.

April 1, 2013 - version 1.6.1
  • Fix for MailChimp warnings.

March 8, 2013 - version 1.6
  • Wrapping checks for element presence.
  • Catching invalid token request and resetting invalid cache.
  • Added Debugger add-on.

December 2, 2012 - version 1.5.3
  • Static variable existence check in FB SDK.
  • Exposed footer dependencies hook.
  • Fix for tab sizes on smaller screens.

November 14, 2012 - version 1.5.2
  • Added token granting handler.
  • Getting rid of template domain in template translation.

October 1, 2012 - version 1.5.1
  • Added Facebook Locale add-on.
  • Fixed object access issue.
  • Fixed Google refresh issue.

September 3, 2012 - version 1.5
  • Improved exception handling.
  • Exposed default provider names as filterables.
  • Fix for localization issue.
  • Taking skipped services into account for admin notices.
  • Added MailChimp integration add-on.
  • Added URL shortening add-on hub.

May 28, 2012 - version 1.4.2
  • Added configuration message on admin Dashboard pages.
  • Added network admin footer notice about add-ons.
  • Fix for the OpenID realm issue.

April 28, 2012 - version 1.4.1
  • Showing blog name by default instead of WordPress.

March 10, 2012 - version 1.4
  • Added contextual help.
  • Added tutorial.
  • Added options for pre-selecting social comments sharing.
  • Added Mention Me add-on.
  • Added link to Twitter profile add-on.
  • Fixed conflict with OAuth PECL extension.
  • Fixed https issues with linked resources.

January 6, 2012 - version 1.3.1
  • Added Fake Twitter Email add-on.

December 19, 2011 - version 1.3
  • Added Alternative Facebook Initialization add-on.
  • Added Facebook Featured image add-on.

December 15, 2011 - version 1.2
  • Added the support for add-on extensions.
  • Added Custom Comments Template add-on.
  • Added Social Discussion add-on.

November 10, 2011 - version 1.1.3
  • Fix for issue with setting up WordPress as preferred provider for the first time.

November 9, 2011 - version 1.1.2
  • Remembering preferred provider after commenting.

October 23, 2011 - version 1.1.1
  • Added manual style override switch.
  • Fixes for localization strings.

October 6, 2011 - version 1.1
  • Added WordPress icon and branding options.
  • Added skip services options.
  • Added Network-wide options
  • Added "network only" switches for Facebook and Twitter apps.

September 27, 2011 - version 1
  • Initial release

Downloads 42,632

Compatibility WordPress 4.2.2 Multisite 4.2.2

"A handy comment system that login using WP, FB, Twitter and Google. Best 4 in 1 social comment plugin."

Rozani Ghani

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

Give users more ways to participate with Comments +.
Give users more ways to participate with Comments +.

Create a Social Buzz

Comments + adds four easy ways to participate in conversations on your site with no extra usernames or passwords to remember.

By default, users will share posts they comment on to Facebook or Twitter, putting your content in front of more people.

Added Functionality

The 12 included add-ons make it easy to extend functionality. Add MailChimp list integration, Twitter Mention to include your handle in tweeted posts and include post featured images when sharing to Facebook.

Plus, all the tools you need to make sure Comments + runs smooth on any site configuration.

Simple toggle controls for fast configuration.
Simple toggle controls for fast configuration.

Extra Flexibility

Simple toggle controls let you set the services you want to make available, adjust the display order and choose a prefered default service.

Seamlessly integrate to fit your theme or use built-in hooks for custom styling.

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:

To begin with, the plugin respects default comment settings in WordPress, located at Settings > Discussion.

  • Ticking Users must be registered and logged in to comment will require login/registration for comments to occur.
  • Un-ticking Users must be registered and logged in to comment will allow guests (logged-out or unregistered users) to comment.

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

Comments Plus includes scores of add-ons to extend it’s basic features. They can be activated through the settings page at Settings > Comments Plus. Here’s a quick overview of the add-ons:

Alternative Facebook Initialization Activate this add-on to solve some of the Facebook javascript initialization conflicts with other plugins.
Custom Comments Template Using the custom template will override your themes default setup. We provide various default styles you can select from. You may also use those CSS styles within your own theme (found here /plugins/comments-plus/css/themes/) or you can simply move lib/forms/wdcp-custom_comments_template.php to your themes folder.
Troubleshooter Activate this add-on to troubleshoot possible configuration issues.
Facebook Locale Forces your selection for localized Facebook scripts. By default, the plugin will try to auto-detect your locale settings and load the appropriate API scripts. With this add-on, you can explicitly tell which language you want to use for communicating with Facebook.
Facebook Featured post image Forces featured image to always show next to the posts on Facebook instead of relying on defaults. Also allows you to choose the image(s) used when there is no featured image available.
MailChimp List Subscription Adds a checkbox to facilitate subscribing your commenters to your existing MailChimp list.
Services order Allows you to re-order the services tabs.
Social Discussion Synchronizes the relevant discussion from social networks in a separate tab on your page.
Requires Custom Comments Template add-on to be activated.
Fake Twitter Email Twitter doesn’t allow access to users’ emails, which may cause comment approval issues with WordPress. This add-on will associate unique fake email addresses with Twitter commenters to help with this issue.
Link to Twitter profile Enabling this addon will force 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. You can set up the username in plugin settings.
Short URLs Integrates an URL shortening service call to your outgoing URLs.

Packed with Features

Boost comment activity and build a social buzz.

  • Comment using Facebook
  • Comment using Google+
  • Comment using Twitter
  • Comment using WordPress.com
  • Shares post to users Facebook
  • Auto tweets post for commenter
  • Custom icon for WordPress
  • Toggle allowed social services
  • Set default provider
  • Pull style from theme hooks
  • 12 included add-ons
  • Subscribe commenters to MailChimp
  • Reorder service tabs