Sunday, July 5, 2009

How To Change Default Blogger Commenting System

How to modify default Blogger commenting system?
How to adapt Wordpress commenting system?
How to improve Blogger commenting system?
How to enable reply on Blogger commenting system?
How to change commenting system on Blogger?

Here's how. All you need is just to install or implement an external commenting system. After installing, commenters will be required to enter their name, email and optional website when commenting, just like default Wordpress commenting style.

Reason to change? It's more interactive and you can well manage all your comments on a particular website. External commenting system provides more feature - with custom top commenters widget, popular posts widget and recent comments widget.

Furthermore, you are able to reply on a particular comment and your reply will appear right under the replied comment - one feature that Blogger has yet to implement - which is very important to blogs these days.

Here are some recommended external commenting system - preferably try it out on a test blog before implementing on your intended blog.


1) Disqus

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They offer:
  • A powerful comment system that easily enhances the discussion on websites.
  • In minutes, connect your community with those of thousands of other websites.
  • Threaded replies reveal the conversations in your comments.
  • And now it's easier to keep the discussion alive with email and mobile replying.
  • Features such as ratings and video comments make comments interactive and expressive.
  • An intuitive admin section makes it easy to moderate the discussions from one or multiple websites.
  • Disqus is easy to customize, with widgets that lets your audience become your community.
  • With search engine-friendly plugins and complete data sync, Disqus is as safe to use as it is easy.
  • And many more...

2) JS-Kit

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They offer:
  • Feature rich services backed by enterprise-class reliability and performance;
  • "Cut and paste" deployment - no coding or other technical expertise required;
  • Integrated RSS feeds for search engine visibility and data backup;
  • Spam protection, moderation capability and other administrative controls;
  • Knowledgeable and responsive support.
  • And many more...

3) Intense Debate

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They offer:
  • Comment Threading - Improve the conversation within the comment section and reply directly to an individual comment. Indented replies make following various conversations manageable.
  • Reply-By-Email - Respond to and moderate comments with ease via email, even if you're on the go. Just because you're away from your computer doesn't mean the conversation stops.
  • Commenter Profiles - Commenter profiles let you and your readers learn more about each other. Watch the conversation go to new levels once you and your readers are able to get to know each other. Don't forget, their universal profiles can be used on any site with IntenseDebate.
  • Moderation/Blacklistin - IntenseDebate offers some truly hardcore moderation options. Customize your settings to moderate by keywords, number of links, commenter email, and/or IP addresses.
  • OpenID - Your readers can post comments easily using their OpenID. They can tie their OpenID to their IntenseDebate profile so they won't have to worry about remembering another set of login credentials.
  • And many more...


Every commenting system are quite different from each other. You have to try all 3 to determine your best choice. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Lisalicious said...

yeah I am using intensedebate

mknace said...

cool..
nice tips

eye2ear said...

for intense debate it is useless for blogger, due to the system does not synchronize with blogger and keep all the comments outside blogspot, if for any reason user wants to uninstall the system, all the comments will be lost, Intensedebate made it worse when the disable exporting command


I prefer Disqus, though sometimes it takes a while to load but at least auto-synchronize is on and all my comments are safe

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

Thanks! I just started using Disqus..and it's quite good.

My disqus works well but it looks a bit weird because the blogger commenting system is still on and some people comment on the blogger system and some on disqus lol, do you know how to remove the blogger system?

Thanks so much in advance.

Simple Blogger Tips said...

@Jen:
It's not possible to remove the default blogger comment system. These 3rd party system just overrides the default one. Perhaps you should get on certain configurations that hides the blogger's comment system.

Richard said...

i tried intense debate and disqus, but both also not nice... how bout another 1? i mean, what you think? ^^

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