Top 10 Comment Plugins for WordPress (2018)

by Mansoor Ahmed Khan  March 7, 2018

WordPress is one of the best CMS out there on the Internet. With WordPress, you can now design your website with ease and customize it with a number of themes and plugins. Let me ask you, what’s the most essential for a content-based website to thrive fluorescently? Engagements! Yes, they play a vital role in marketing your products.

In order to keep your viewers consistently engaged on your website, you need brisk supervision to effectively get back to their questions and opinions. Nothing works better than a commenting plugin on your website to identify and acknowledge what’s really happening in your different blog forums.

Comments on your blogs play an important role in creating engagements and building a community on your website. The default WordPress comment plugin is basic but not as interactive as other plugins that are available in the WordPress plugins directory.

In this article, I have chosen the best WordPress comment plugins for your content-based website.

  1. Facebook Comments
  2. WP Advanced Comment
  3. Disable Comments
  4. Replyable by Postmatic
  5. Comment Approved
  6. Disqus Comment System
  7. Yoast Comment Hack
  8. Akismet Anti-Spam
  9. Jetpack by
  10. Subscribe To Comments Reloaded

1. Facebook Comments

Facebook Comments

WordPress encompasses a large number of plugins for commenting on your content based website and none other than Facebook Comments tops our list. With just a handful number of clicks, WordPress lets you add Facebook Comments plugin and create a water cooler of engagements on your website. Facebook Comments makes it easy to resolve concerns encircling spam, grotesque insults and even violence and threats creating a subjugated environment for sharing thoughts on your website. The plugin also offers built-in moderation options, shortcodes, and multi-language support. Feel free to add this plugin to your website through your WordPress Dashboard and give it a try.

2. WP Advanced Comment

WP Advanced Comment

A highly customizable commenting plugin, WP Advanced Comment gives exposure to a powerful and easy comment system based on AJAX. It comes with drag-and-drop fields allowing visitors to comment on articles, blogs, and product pages. Offering a number of integrated features such as enabling and disabling guest comments, changing comment status from published to non-published and vice versa, Email notification system for new comments, effective comment search features, jQuery validation plugin, creating unlimited custom fields and comment forms and much more. It supports WPML and with WP advanced comment you can now like/dislike comments too.

3. Disable Comments

Disable Comments Plugin

As the name suggests, Disable Comments plugin is useful for disabling comments on your WordPress website or on certain types of posts. Considering that all pages/publications are not likely to accept user comments, this plugin provides a simple solution to disable comments on publication types, pages, and attachments. It also blocks comments that sometimes contain spam and unnecessary things.

In addition, this plugin provides an option to remove all comment-related items from the dashboard, widgets, admin menu, and the admin bar. It provides all the necessary features that you need to avoid spam.

4. Replyable – Subscribe to Comments and Reply by Email

Replyable Subscribe to Comments and Reply by Email Plugin

Replyable by Postmatic is a perfect comment plugin to extend the link with people who have made the effort to participate on your WordPress website. Indeed, it allows users to receive an email notification as soon as other comments arrive on an article where they reacted. It is useful for polemical websites or on which the comments are complete, sometimes much more than the original articles.

5. Comment Approved

Comment Approved

While deploying a number of plugin for commenting on your website, you need some additional resources to boost your website productivity as well and make it more engaging for customers. The Comment Approval plugin sends a small notification of confirmation to your customer when he or she replies back to a chain comment on a blog post. The plugin is simple and easy to use.

6. Disqus Comment System

Disqus Comment System

Disqus Comment System is a service tool that comes in handy for comments and discussions creating commenting easier and interactive. Transforming your websites into a prosperous discussion community, it is the best way to engage discussions on your blog posts. You can interlink Disqus with your website through Disqus API and then sync it with WordPress comments in your dashboard. It offers thread commenting and provides notification and reply through acknowledgment emails. It contains spam filtering, blacklists and whitelists, powerful moderation tools and a separate support community widget. With Disqus, you get connected to a large discussion community that gives your viewers an extensive exposure and readership.

7. Yoast Comment Hack

Yoast Comment Hack

Yoast Comment Hack is a collection of tools which helps to create comment management a par excellent feature. It comes with an auspicious email management system that allows users to comment being WordPress authors, helps users to engage in discussions on a specific post, provides a cleaner for comment notification email, assigns comments automatically to a specific thread and much more. One good feature about Yoast Comment Hack is that it directs first-time comment posters to a thank you page which is substantially a great approach towards obtaining viewers attention.

8. Akismet Anti-Spam

Akismet Anti-Spam Plugin

Akismet Anti-Spam is a plugin by Automattic, the parent company of . This plugin analyzes comments posted on your WordPress website, identifies and isolates comments that are similar to spam and saves you a lot of time managing comments. Akismet is free for personal use although the paid versions are also available for business and commercial websites.

9. Jetpack by

Jetpack by

Jetpack is an another recognized plugin released by Automattic, the team behind the WordPress Platform. The good part of Jetpack is its User Interface (UI) which is credibly good. It can be improved by enabling visitors to use different social platforms for commenting. It has a good developer support team for backing it up and is regularly updated making a website free of bugs and multiple other issues. As far as spammers are concerned, with this plugin, you don’t have to worry about them anymore. Furthermore, this plugin removes concerns encircling SEO scores for your website.

10. Subscribe To Comments Reloaded

Subscribe To Comments Reloaded Plugin

Finally, to encourage the exchange and feedback of your readers who have taken the time to comment on your article, I advise you to install Subscribe to Comments Reloaded. This plugin allows you to “subscribe” to the comments of an article. So you favor the exchange and encourage your readers to come back to participate in discussions!

Needless to say, if you are not notified by email of an answer to your comments, you will never take the time to return to the website to see if anyone bounces on your intervention. That’s why this plugin is interesting, it encourages users to respond back!

Final Thoughts!

Putting concluding thoughts into perspective, I must say that plugins play a vital role in adding extensive functionalities to your WordPress websites. When you create and post an article on your blog, what you are really looking for is feedback. If the network traffic on your website is good, you desire people to leave a comment underneath each of your blog posts and gather the viewers’ insight on your work. In such a situation, none other than a commenting plugin can come in handy.

As far as my personal experience is concerned, I will choose WP Advanced Comment due to its highly customizable features and its friendly User Interface (UI). It comes with a number of features offering a wide variety of choices to a WordPress author. So try these amazing new commenting plugins for your websites through your WordPress Dashboard and don’t forget to leave a comment.

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  • Is there a reason you guys use Disqus over Facebook Comments, if you feel FB Comments is best?

    • Zain Imran

      Facebook Comments has grown into a powerful commenting plugin only recently. As we’ve been using Disqus for quite some time now, we have yet to make a change on our blog. Different types of websites require different types of commenting plugins, and our assessment is that the majority of our community needs Disqus over Facebook Comments.

      You really have to do a thorough assessment of your commenting plugin requirements and choose the best one from the list above.

  • Hello Rehman, thanks for sharing. I have a couple of questions.

    Are these plugins are free or premium?

    Have you compiled any list of voice comments and reviews plugins like for example Heyoya? (the one I use and always recommend for WordPress powered websites)

    • Ashad Ubaid Ur Rehman

      Hello Jeremy,

      Sorry for the late reply.

      Yes, these are all free plugins and you can access them and download them by navigating to the official page by simply clicking “Download Here” link underneath each plugin heading. However, some of these plugins may offer you limited features and in order to have full access you might have to purchase a premium package for it.

      As far as your second query is concerned, I did an article previously on review plugins, maybe it can come in handy for you.

      However, as for a list of voice comments, I will surely do a piece on it soon 🙂

      Your participation is much appreciated.

      Thanks for your patience and time.


  • Comment plugin is one kind of strong walls to keep WordPress site secured as they help to protect spamming comments . .
    There are many websites in which there are being used various type of plugins . However i support disqus comment system as it is exceptional and tough to protect being generated
    spamming comments .

  • Nastya

    Sure thing this article must be recommended. One of the best articles on this topic, thanks! Actually these plugins are to be used by those who need engagement of people. We often use them, but various plugins in different cases, it depends on the need and the sphere of work of our customers. But they are really great and cool in usage.

    • Ashad Ubaid Ur Rehman

      Hello Nastya,

      Indeed comment plugins are the best resource to create effective social engagements on your website.

      Thank you for the appreciation 🙂

  • I highly recommend using comment plugins as they are the best source for user engagement on your website. Moreover, it is the most effective way to give reviews about the services or products .

    • Ashad Rehman

      Indeed, I must say comment plugins are an important tool and resource as it not only creates user engagement but shapes up the network traffic on your website accordingly. Somewhat similar are the review plugins but they differ in functionalities; however, if your website is a product or service based website, then adding a review plugin to your website is a must.

      Here is one other article that I covered on plugins in WordPress, if you are interested and have time, please go through it and let me know what you think 🙂

  • Really great collection and also helpful.And thanks for adding Disqus plugin.
    Thanks for sharing an awesome content.

    • Ashad Rehman

      Hey Christine Lane,

      It is indeed a pleasure to know that you found my article interesting. Your feedback is indeed valuable. If you think that I can write on anything more, please feel free to let me know and I will try working on that 🙂