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Postmatic Adds Importer for Subscribe to Comments Plugin

Over the weekend Postmatic version 1.2.3 was released with a new importer for the Subscribe to Comments plugin. Founder Jason Lemieux and his team launched the 100% email-based commenting service in April and have been steadily adding importers for users of other various comment subscription plugins. Postmatic launched with importers (more…)

Deflame Web App Aims to Improve Discussion on WordPress Blogs

Life on the internet is full of controversial debates, people with strong opinions, and trolls, occasionally mixed in with intelligent, engaging conversation. You never know what you will encounter when you venture into the comments section on blogs with open discussion enabled, but that’s the beauty of free expression. The (more…)

Override WordPress Comment Deadline Settings

Many WordPress users elect to automatically close comments on older posts in order to keep the constant deluge of spam at bay. This method works, but it comes with a couple of drawbacks. The option, found under the Settings → Discussion screen, is essentially an an all-or-nothing choice on older (more…)

Why Comments Still Matter

Earlier this year Copyblogger set the blogosphere ablaze with its controversial decision to turn off comments. The announcement cited the burden of moderation, spam, and the availability of other conversation “outposts” as the main reasons for closing comments. It also gave the impression that Copyblogger had in many ways outgrown (more…)