Comment wars are heating up for WordPress users

Intense Debate. Disqus. Facebook. Or WordPress’s native commenting?

That’s the quandary bloggers are facing. How do I handle my comments properly while still taking advantage of all the viral possibilities out there?

There are upsides and downsides to each option. And with WordPress apparently adding better social sharing into an upcoming release of the new commenting into the self-hosted blog community via Jetpack, bloggers will have to wrestle through the positives and negatives of each option.

My advice?

I wouldn’t recommend any comment feature that doesn’t add people’s comments on your blog into your mySQL database. While I’m happy to install Disqus or Intense Debate for a client, my recommendation is always that your safest bet is to use the native WordPress commenting platform because that’s the only way to guarantee that your comments stay with your content.

Which do you use? Why?

Need help with commenting plugins? Create a topic in the Help Center and I’ll be happy to get you going.

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