Comments posted by users on your WordPress website are as important as the content itself. Hence comment quality becomes an important aspect which cannot be ignored. Comment section is also the most spammed area on your site but by following some simple steps you can drastically reduce comment spam.
If your article is good you will find people leaving comments. You can however jazz up the comment section by using the comment rating plugin which will add stars or like / dislike to comment made by visitors or enable it for the blogs post. This technique really works and you could find more and more people commenting on your post.
Adding a comment rating system is quite easy all you need to do is install the plugin.
Check out these 5 top comment plugins for WordPress.
1. Comment Rating
This plugin works in two ways it creates interactivity with your blog visitors and also helps moderate content automatically. So all comments that get good ratings will show on top and those poorly rated comments will be hidden with a link for users to check if they want to. This is similar to what you see on Digg’s comment system.
The comment plugin is AJAX based with clickable images shown next to the comment.
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2. Comment Rating Field Plugin
This is a simple comment rating plugin that adds a 5 star field at end of every comment. Star images are used to show the ratings. The visitors who comment can also rate themselves.
Download Comment Rating Field Plugin
3. Comment Rating Widget
This is WordPress widget that adds comment rating with image with like and dislike options. Since this is a widget you need to add it on the blog sidebar. This widget comes with a lot of control so you can customize it as per your need.
The latest comments and trackbacks if any are shown in your sidebar with like/dislike options for visitors to rate.
4. Comment Ratings
This is another comment rating plugin for WordPress that shows the like and dislike images. This plugin is easy to install and use.
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5. Rating Widget
The Rating Widget comes with a lot of customizable options and this plugin works on Buddy Press and BP BBPress sites.
Using this widget you can not only enable ratings on user comments but also enable it for blog posts.
By (Updated: August 4, 2012)
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