External Commenting Systems

External commenting systems allow you to enhance your commenters experience. Features normally include anti-spam functionality, social media integration and an easier way for visitors to sign in.

This article details most of the major third-party commenting systems that can be used by website owners.

DISQUS

A free external commenting solution that has many great features such as social media logins, user reputations, spam controls, and advanced moderation options.

Facebook

Facebook

A free external commenting solution that has many great features such as social media logins, user reputations, spam controls, and advanced moderation options.

Google+ Comments

Google+ Comments

The use of Google+ as a commenting system has grown considerably over the last few years. It is particularly popular amongst tech related websites due to the popularity of services such as Gmail.

Intense Debate

Intense Debate

A free external commenting system from the makers of WordPress. It allows social media commenting, commenter profiles, and comment threading.

LiveFyre

LiveFyre

A free external commenting service that offers social media integration, media integration, and a beautiful rich text editor.

Vicomi

Vicomi

A responsive commenting system that features emoticons and social media integration. It also features a ranking system that allows users to gain rank and prestige.