Comments and Review plugins in WordPress

Customer feedback is the last leg in business marketing cycle.  This feeds back new prospect’s confidence to approach business for products or services.  Customer feedback also helps to improve products, services offered by business. In the present digitised business environment “comments, reviews” are the means customer provides valuable feedback.  Efficient Management of Comments and Reviews is proved vital to the success of digitized businesses.

WordPress websites are having a major share in present day business websites. Multiple businesses have built their business websites using WordPress and related Plugins.

This article discusses, compares few alternative WordPress plug-ins available to manage “Comments, Reviews” on a business website. Advantages, Disadvantages of these alternative are listed.

  1. Disqus comment system

Disqus is a hosted comments platform that’s one of the most popular commenting systems in the wordpress.

a. Advantages

  • It is compatible with latest version of WordPress and PHP.
  • It is mobile responsive plugin
  • It works on different platform
  • This has monetization option to grow revenue
  • It is flexible to integrate with social media

b. Disadvantages

  • In this plugin comments are stored in disqus server rather than the local server, so comments could be forever lost.
  • User data ownership
  • Lesser user management
  1. Disqus conditional load

Disqus commenting load is the advanced version of disqus comment system

a. Advantages

  • It is compatible with latest version of WordPress and PHP
  • It is SEO friendly plugin
  • It supports digital downloads
  • It is responsive to mobile and desktop
  • It is compatible with JavaScript

b. Disadvantages

  • It doesn’t support jquery
  • User data ownership
  1. WordPress social comments plug-in for face book comments, disqus comments

a. Advantages

  • It is compatible with latest version of WordPress
  • It is totally free plugin
  • It doesn’t  allow spam emails
  • It integrated with disqus and face book comments.
  • It Supports Multilingual feature.
  1. Comments-wpdiscuz

a. Advantages

  • It is compatible with latest version of WordPress(up to 5.1.1)
  • It is fully integrate with user profile plugin like buddy press and  social network plugin like Facebook, Twitter
  • It is simple and easy for user  interface
  • It is fast and easy comment form.
  • It is secure and it will not allow spammers to comment

b. Disadvantages

  • It doesn’t support multilingual feature.
  1. Pipdisqus

a. Advantages

  • It is compatible with latest version of WordPress
  • It simplifies WordPress dashboard
  • It is easy and simple

b. Disadvantages

  • Comments are not imported
  • The comments menu item is removed  from the wordpress dashboard while this plugin is active
  1. Thrive comments

a. Advantages

  • It is compatible with latest version of wordpress(up to 5.2.0)
  • It redirect  them to a page
  • It is compatible with social media plugins

b. Disadvantages

  • It is not compatible with joomla and drupal
  1. WordPress social share, social comments plug-in : super socializer

a. Advantages

  • It is compatible with latest Version of WordPress(up to 5.2.2)
  • It is compatible with Woo Commerce, buddypress
  • It is multisite compatible
  • Enhances the marketing  effort
  • Better customer relationship
  • It is absolutely free, lightweight

b. Disadvantages

  • It doesn’t support multilingual
  • It is not compatible with joomla and drupal
  1. Outbrain

a. Advantages

  • It is compatible with latest version of  wordpress
  • In this monetization option to grow revenue
  • It is absolutely free

b. Disadvantages

  • In Outbrain you have less features
  • In this php code are not working properly.

 

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