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  1. I think that people are well used to the @ sign with a name next to it @name , it’s common in comments. Me too, I prefer to add the code in my functions.php file whenever possible, instead of installing another plugin, due to a speed of my blog and also then there is a sort of an ownership feeling to it like that. A comment preview available as you type is out there as well, I saw it somewhere. Thank you.


  2. Though I would prefer threaded comments. Not a fan of tweeter.


  3. Very cool. The comments look nice and are very easy to use! May have to use some of these plugins in the future. Good job!


  4. With that @ reply thing, that mean that I won’t have threaded comments at all? I can’t decide if I rather have threaded comments or the @ reply thing


  5. @Jesse Friedman – After commenting, what do you think?

    @Brandon Mullins – This is the way I do it. Of course, you can simply use Disqus or IntenseDebate to do the same things. In fact, IntenseDebate has their own plugin architecture so you can go above and beyond my commenting system.

    @Anne – I think it’s the easiest way to say ‘Hey, I’m talking to you’ in a sea of noise. That code is in my functions.php file but it’s coded in such a way that it’s specific to my child theme based on the Hybrid framework. Messing around with the code, I’m sure you could figure out a way to lift the Javascript bits for your own site.

    @Octavian – Not sure what you mean by Tweeter but in a sense, you get threaded comments, just not as visually as you’re used to.

    @Daniel – On my site, I’ve chosen not to use threaded comments because that would introduce a second Reply link. The custom one I have and the one WordPress has by default. I liked the functionality of my link better. Although you won’t see the conversation threaded normally, the conversation still maintains threads thanks to the Comment ID link added to the beginning of replies so everyone knows which comment is being responded to.

    @Aldo – I haven’t used that plugin and was not aware of it but upon browsing around, are all those options only available to the administrator and not to everyone? That makes a big difference.


  6. @Jeffro

    All those options are available only in the backend.
    The reader can click on two links (or buttons): Reply and Quote. The Reply link make the same thing you describe in your post, while the Quote copy the commenter’s text in the textform area.


  7. Jeffro, Thanks for sharing these plugins. I also like WordPress Conditional CAPTCHA. It redirects spam-flagged comments to a CAPTCHA page. If CAPTCHA is entered correctly, comment gets moved to moderation queue. Pretty useful for me since my site is swarmed by spam-bots, all of whom fail to pass CAPTCHA.

    By the way, is it possible to use WP Ajax Edit Comments but without the Ajax effect?

    @Anne – Problem is — when you put everything in functions.php — when you switch themes, you’ll have to manually port functionality to the new theme. With plugins, you don’t have that problem.

  8. Elpie

    @M.K. Safi – The way I get around that is by keeping custom functions in a directory inside wp-content, separate to themes or plugins, then using the theme’s functions.php to just call the other files. This way, you can organise functions eg. comment-functions.php, nav-functions.php etc which makes it easy to identify code snippets. Then just include by calling through functions.php. Its a safe way of having custom functions that work across different themes, without the risk of deleting them if you change themes.

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