I know when bloggers write a new post with great contents they want lots of comments coming into that article. When a visitor reads the article he/she may take some things into consideration before making a comment. The readers will browser around to see what rewards they can get for making a comment.

For example, being a top commentator, they get do-follow links to their blog, twitter profile link, etc.

Well I use 11 great plugins on my blog so I get lots of comments on my articles and I am very happy for that. If you don’t have these plugins installed on your blog as yet, then you might want to add them.

Plugins To Enhance Blog Comments

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/add-twitter-anywhere/" target="_blank">Add Twitter @Anywhere</a></strong></li>

Adds the Twitter @Anywhere JavaScript code to your blog, enabling a few of the @Anywhere features. Hover your mouse the @Anywhere and you will see it.

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/commentluv/" target="_blank">CommentLuv</a></strong></li>

Plugin to show a link to the last post from the commenters blog by parsing the feed at their given URL when they leave a comment. Rewards your readers and encourage more comments.

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/commentwitter/" target="_blank">CommenTwitter</a></strong></li>

A WordPress Plugin to integrate Twitter and WordPress Comments. This plugin that gives commenters the option of Tweeting their comment with a link to your post.

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/sem-dofollow/" target="_blank">Do Follow</a></strong></li>

Removes the no-follow attribute that WordPress adds in comments. Commentators love blogs with do-follow

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/get-recent-comments/" target="_blank">Get Recent Comments</a></strong></li>

This plugin shows excerpts of the latest comments and/or trackbacks. So commentators will appear in this section after leaving a comment.


Reward your commentators by separating their name from their keywords, in the link to their website, giving them improved anchor text. For example, leaving “Stephen @ Custom WordPress Plugins” in the name field, will result in the following: Stephen from Custom WordPress Plugins.

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/replyme/" target="_blank">ReplyMe</a></strong></li>

Send a email to author automatically while someone reply his/her comment.

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/subscribe-to-comments/" target="_blank">Subscribe To Comments</a></strong></li>

Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry.

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/thank-me-later/" target="_blank">Thank Me Later</a></strong></li>

Automatically send a ‘thank you’ e-mail to those who comment on your blog. This plugin engages the visitor by reminding them to check back for responses or new blog posts.

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/top-commentators-widget/" target="_blank">Top Commentators Widget</a></strong></li>

This plugin allows you to reward your top commentators on your blog in a widget. This is pretty cool, readers will want to make comments on your blog posts if you have a top commentator widget so they can be on top.

<li><strong><a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/twitterlink-comments/" target="_blank">Twitterlink Comments</a></strong></li>

Plugin to show a link to follow the comment author on twitter if they have entered in their username at least once in the comment form.

In Conclusion…

I hope this post and these plugins will help you to enhance your blog comments so readers will make more comments πŸ™‚


  1. Layne@credito Inmediato


    That is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.

    Brief but very precise info… Thank you for sharing this
    one. A must read article!

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    Aah theses are some pretty useful plugins you have mentioned here and CommentLuv is my favorite. KeywordLuv ranks second for comments according to me. Infact all of them are equally good. Thanks for sharing the great article.
    Sanjib Saha

  3. jesnon


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  4. Chadrack


    Hi Kharim,

    These are really good plugins to that help build relationships through comments. Of these I’ve used all except CommenTwitter. I’m wondering if comment care to use it because a similar plugin for posting comments to facebook which I currently use is not really been used as I expected.

  5. tonyknuckles


    Thanks for bringing to my attention many that I have failed to update on my own site. Got ya bookmarked for future updates.

  6. Bestofblogger


    Nice list. Which one is the best? Any recommendation? I will you one of them for my blog

  7. Murlu


    ThankMeLater can be pretty awesome but I found that it can also annoy some people so use it wisely.

    Definitely go with commentluv and subscribe to comments though.

  8. Gines


    Hey Kharim. Nice roundup here. Like you said we talked about the same thing. Of course, our intention is to educate the readers and keep our commentators happy or, should I say, happier!

    I’ve narrowed my usage to 5 plugins in this list plus Twitter Link. I guess you don’t need Twitter Link as it’s already part of your comment form.

    As I’ve mentioned in my reply to your comment (thanks for that by the way), I might reconsider Thank Me Later and @Anywhere.

    Have a good one.

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      Thanks for the comment Gines.

      Well the Link Twitter plugin, I embedded it into the comment for πŸ™‚ To make it look much neater. Keep up the good work man πŸ˜€

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      Thanks for the comment Gines.

      Well the Link Twitter plugin, I embedded it into the comment form πŸ™‚ To make it look much neater. Keep up the good work man πŸ˜€

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    Its wonderful plugin list also congrats you got listed on top blog on brain list on blog engage. I tweeted your blog and looking forward more good blogs.

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    One more thing that I also forgot to mention is, that people like to make comments on blogs that their comments are approved same time. But then putting a comment for moderation helps to keep out spam. I use Akismet plugin for spam πŸ™‚

  11. SBA


    Great list. I especially like to get an email if someone replies to my comment! We can’t be expected to keep notes on where we joined a conversation and later drop back in!

    The recent comments widget also helps new visitors navigate to popular posts. Excerpts to interesting comments should draw them in…

    I like to have a long top commentators’ period to avoid someone putting in 5 comments at one time and shooting to the top of the list.. lol

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      Thanks for the comment SBA πŸ™‚ I really appreciate it.

      I had a top 10 commentators list but then I cut it down to 5, I think I might go back to 10, I get way more comments that way when the list is longer πŸ˜€

  12. Daniel Sharkov


    It would’ve been great if at least a portion of those articles was available for the Blogger platform. I tried searching for keywordluv, but it seems that there’s no Blogger version. What a shame! Other than that nice article. Keep it up!

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      Hey Daniel, thanks for the comment again man.

      I think you should move over to WordPress man. If you need any help feel free to contact me πŸ™‚

  13. bbrian017


    Surprisingly I haven’t heard of most of theses. The reason I say it’s surprising is because most pf these posts consist of the same plugin but you managed to show some new one and i like that.

    Thanks for sharing it with us Kharim

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      Thanks for the comment Brian. You can check them out and see which ones you would like to keep πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the mention over at BlogEngage on this article as well πŸ˜€

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    I use replyme and subscribe to comments, they are both awesome, thanks for the list! πŸ˜‰

  15. Sourav


    Nice list there Kharim.
    I use only 3 plugins out of the 11 that you have mentioned – CommentLuv, Subscribe to comments and the top commenter plugins.
    I am hearing a lot about Twitter @Anywhere, I think I will try out that (trying to keep the number of plugins as low as possible).

  16. Jillian


    Hey Kharim!

    Nice roundup here. I think it’s important to make sharing your content easy for readers. If they need to jump through a bunch of hoops to tweet or comment your post, they’re not going to bother 99% of the time.

    I use CommentLuv, Subscribe to Comments and TweetMeme, which seem to be working out pretty nicely so far. πŸ™‚

    I hadn’t heard of Thank Me Later, but that seems like it could be a really nice way to connect with readers and give them a reason to come back!

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      Thanks for the comment Jillian. Yes the thank me later is very great. I have seen a slight increase of traffic since installing it a couple days ago πŸ™‚

  17. Shirley Osei-Mensah


    Great list, Kharim :). Out of the list, I use CommentLuv and Subscribe to Comments :).

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    Interesting and useful plugins!

    I currently use WordPress Reply Comment Notification and currently it works for me. I guess it’s similar to ReplyMe but as far as I experience getting comments being replied is awesome and build curiosity.

    Thanks for sharing with us Kharim!

  19. Amanda


    Among these plugins you’ve mendtioned, subscribe to comments is basically something that every blog/site should have as it helps keeping track of replies or is a conversation builder. The rest could be second priority. Sometimes, I don’t comment on sites that doesn’t have it because I don’t have any idea as to whether or not the author will reply and I don’t even want to bookmark it and go back to the site and search for my comment just to keep track of things.

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      And ‘Thank Me Later’ will create interaction and help blog commenter comeback again, thanks for such an awesome post!

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