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A comment box below an article on a website or below a blog post is a requirement many webmasters and bloggers have. These tools were developed by websites or provided by blogging platforms. Over the last few years there have been a number of 3rd party commenting solutions available which can easily be integrated on any website or blogging platform. These tools are easy to integrate and customize to fit the look and feel of the website/blog. They are very powerful and have a number of features like Social Sign In, Social Sharing, Post as a guest, administrator moderation, spam detection and many others. Below we have listed the most popular and useful commenting tools for websites and blogs.
Social Media Sharing
Post as Guest
Disqus is a popular commenting service that is used by over 3.5 million websites. It is easy to integrate and supports sign in via social media or a disqus account. It also provides a way for publishers to monetize content on their site and in their comments.
Comments from Livefyre is a commenting platform for websites and blogs. It has a great social integration feature which captures all conversation going on about a post across Twitter and Facebook adding another dimension to commenting. You can embed photos and videos in addition to text using this tool.
IntenseDebate is a commenting tool which integrates with popular CMS platforms and offers features such as Threading, Email notifications and reply by email. Users can post via their social accounts, as a guest or integrate with your existing sign up process. It has strong Anti-Spam options powered by Akismet.?
Cackle is a comment system, which allows authentication via a social media account. It has features such as cross-posting on social media, single sign-on, load reduction etc. and integrates with many popular CMS platforms. This is a paid service.