FastComments

Description

At a glance, FastComments gives you:

  • Ad-free experience, no data harvesting.
  • Fight Spam – We use a Naive Bayes classifier for spam detection. Also, unverified comments get automatically removed.
  • Ability to moderate content.
  • Configurable notifications for you and your users.
  • Ability to import from Disqus, Commento, IntenseDebate and Muut Comments. Automatic image/avatar migration.
  • Ability to export your data at any time.
  • Ability to have multiple moderators for your site.
  • Ability to upgrade to paid or enterprise plans.
  • A comment UI that fetches comments and renders in milliseconds to prevent disengagement.
  • Very Fast Time-To-Engage: No complex sign up process for your users.
  • Secure Password-less Account Management (email-based login links).
  • Up-vote/Down-vote Support.
  • Sorting by Date+Votes.
  • Threads (replies to replies) along with reply notifications for engagement.
  • An unobtrusive UI – no modals or behavior that distracts from your content.
  • Users get notified when someone replies, and you get notified of new comments to moderate. We also aggregate emails, so if you receive a hundred notifications in an hour we’ll just send one summary email.
  • Anonymous commenting (unverified comments auto removed after three days)
  • Image support Commenters can attach images to their posts.
  • Localization The client-side widget is fully localized in English, French, and Spanish using browser locale detection.
  • Full-Text Search through all of your comments.
  • SSO Give your users a seamless commenting experience with our secure and easy single-sign-on system.

Screenshots

  • An example comment thread
  • The admin area

Installation

Installing FastComments is easy. There are two main steps – installing the WordPress plugin and then connecting it with FastComments.

  1. Go to ”Plugins“ > ”Add Plugin“
  2. Search for ”FastComments“
  3. Click ”Install Now“
  4. Activate the Plugin
  5. Click FastComments in the left admin panel.
  6. Follow the steps to setup and connect your WordPress installation to our servers. Don’t worry, it’s just a couple clicks.

You can expect the sync to take several minutes if you have tens of thousands of comments or more.

FastComments has performance as a top priority and is designed to ensure it does not put significant load on your site during setup. We use WordPress’s default indexes to perform the sync, and even for large
sites the load should be very little and is designed to be spread out as much as possible.

FAQ

What does it cost to use FastComments?

FastComments has three different tiers, the lowest level allowing a million page loads a month.
See our pricing page here: https://fastcomments.com/traffic-pricing

What is FastComments Faster Than?

FastComments aims to be the fastest commenting system for you and your users. User experience and performance are very high
on the list of priorities for us.

Will I loose any comments when I switch to FastComments?

Fear not, your comments will not disappear! Your site will experience zero loss of data even during the transition as we won’t enable FastComments until the sync is done.

Can I switch back to default WordPress comments?

By default FastComments keeps your WordPress installation in sync with our servers. We send very small updates, at most once a minute if needed, for any new comments.

Simply cancel your account and deactivate the plugin to switch back, but we don’t think you’ll want to!

Can I customize how FastComments looks?

You sure can! After installing click the Customize button in the FastComments admin area to configure how your comment threads should look and function, as well as adding your own CSS if desired.

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Contributors & Developers

“FastComments” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “FastComments” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.3

  • Sync Improvements
    • Deletes from the FastComments moderation page put WordPress comments in the trash.

1.2

  • Sync Improvements

1.1

  • SSO Support!
  • Admin area bug fixes/improvements
  • Sync fixes

1.0

  • Initial release! Full, fast syncing support with good user experience. Hello world!