Moving From CommentLuv To Disqus – Or Not?

questions about managed wp hostingAfter several weeks of problems with comments, I am thinking of moving from CommentLuv to Disqus. Opinions please?

The Background

A few weeks ago some helpful people started warning me that they were getting a blue (or green) spinning disk when they tried to comment on my site.

These included some very experienced bloggers who usually know the tricks to get their comments accepted if your blog is playing up. Thanks, guys, for taking the time to warn me.

This was a bit depressing, because the number of comments on my blog just plummeted. Some people were kind enough to take the trouble to contact me about the problems. But a blogger's life is a busy one, so I guess many just moved on – probably cursing me that they'd lost a carefully composed comment. I know exactly how frustrating that is.

I have WordPress support with my hosting company so asked for their help and they sent me some error messages indicating (to a non-technical person like me) that something was failing within my theme. Although, in fairness, I assume that the theme is always there being “executed” (if that's the right term) in the background.

Problem With CommentLuv?

black-swan-px_250After several “to-and-fros” with my theme's support team, they felt that the problem was occurring in CommentLuv and asked me to deactivate it for a week.

With CommentLuv deactivated comments are still low – although no-one has been in touch to say they've had the green circle. But the fact that no-one tells you they've seen a black swan, doesn't mean that one doesn't exist.

So my experiment of removing CommentLuv has been totally inconclusive!

CommentLuv Or Theme Problem?

Even before this particularly bad spate of problems, I have had problems with people being unable to leave comments. But as so many could leave comments it was difficult to pin down the exact problem.

I contacted Andy, the author of CommentLuv, and unfortunately he (and my theme developer) are among those who CAN successfully leave comments. As a programmer myself I know it's really tough to debug a problem when you can't duplicate it.

Furthermore, Andy has been ill and as he's such a nice guy I didn't want to stress him any further. He's looked, can't find the problem and there are thousands of happy CommentLuv users, so I don't blame him for suggesting that the plugin may be clashing with my theme.

Unfortunately my theme has many great features that I've now incorporated “deep into my blog” and goodness knows how many posts would unravel if I removed the theme. The theme is regularly updated, with thousands of users and has a helpful support desk, so reluctantly I'm tending to favor staying with the theme over staying with CommentLuv.

What Do Other People Think?

I did a little research, and found several blog posts and discussions on Quora.

Because I actually LIKE CommentLuv, I will first include this post:

But in favor of a switch are:

Fabrizio's “Magnet 4 Blogging” post is especially relevant for me, because he is using a theme from the same theme developer as I am, even though it's not exactly the same theme. He switched from using Native WordPress commenting to using Disqus, and is very happy with it. A recent update especially notes the reduction in spam.

Initial Impressions Of Disqus

When I first encountered Disqus, a few years ago, I was irritated because I had to create a new account and login somewhere.

Now, however, I feel less antagonistic to that login because they implemented an easier logging in method via a social media account. So often I seem to be already logged in. Maybe also because these days I encounter more blogs using Disqus.

With that objection out of the way, it seems there could be valid reasons for moving from CommentLuv to Disqus.

Spam Abounds At The Moment

Despite trying several different plugins, and using the CommentLuv anti-spam plugin, I have been getting more and more spam on my blog these days. In recent weeks, probably more spam than good comments.

Many feel that CommentLuv attracts spammers because they can drop their link.

(As an aside, my “favorite” class of spam is from “SEO specialists” who seem to think that attempting to  drop a link promoting their services, on my blog, is a valid thing to do. I wonder what their SEO clients might think about paying for this?)

Another point to consider: quoting from “Online Income Teacher” –

Google's hummingbird has deemed these CommentLuv link drops a form of manipulation.

After reading a really interesting post about “Analysis and Competitor Research” by Barrie Evans on Power Affiliate Club, I did some checking up on my own site and have started to worry whether I have been too lenient approving links from bloggers that may have found me purely because I was using CommentLuv.

So I'm starting to lean a little towards Disqus – but not completely won over yet because so many of the “big” bloggers that I really respect still use CommentLuv.

So Where Now?

There are other commenting options available in WordPress:

  • Native WordPress Commenting
  • Disqus
  • Livefyre
  • Facebook
  • Jetpack
  • Several others jumped in on Quora to defend their own favorite

Many times I have said that I'm not a “technical blogger” and really don't want to spent my days researching and testing different commenting options.

This last few weeks has (again) wasted me many hours fighting stuff I don't want to bother with. In any case, I'm not well qualified to decide which blogging expert is better than the others.

So, I'm asking your opinions please….

Particularly in the light of the “logging in” and “lack of dropped link” factors…..

Should I Be Moving From CommentLuv To Disqus?

Over to you – I'd really value your thoughts, please, as to whether moving from CommentLuv to Disqus is a good idea or a bad idea. (Although I reserve the right to make up my own mind LOL.)

By the way… if you have problems commenting here, please pass your thoughts on through my contact me page and I'll enter your comment manually.

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Harleena Singh - August 15, 2016

Hi Joy,

Good to be back to your blog, after a while, as I was on a blogging break 🙂

Lovely changes made here as well! Yes, CommentLuv is wonderful – we used it on our blog initially for many years, though when we were on Bloggers – we used Discus and loved it too. But for the engagement – nothing like CommentLuv, though it brings in a lot of spam as well. However, after a while, we preferred the Native commenting system that we use now, and there have been no issues whatsoever with it. I hope your problem is resolved soon too.

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    Joy - August 15, 2016

    Hi Harleena,

    Thanks for sharing your own “commenting journey”. It’s through listening to more experiences bloggers that we increase our knowledge – and pass it on in turn.

    Would you be prepared to share if there was any particular reason you decided to move back to the native commenting system? Private message is fine if you’d prefer that.

    I have always been very happy with CommentLuv. It’s been very “kind” to me with respect to increasing engagement and even now there are features I wonder how I will live without. I wouldn’t have thought about changing it if I hadn’t kept getting these problems that no-one seems able to resolve.

    So lovely to see you back on my blog after your break and thanks for visiting.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Kim Willis - August 15, 2016

Hi Joy

A good topic!

I went the other way – I switched from Disqus to Comment Luv. I’m glad I did because Comment Luv is much better from an engagement point of view. Nevertheless, I do get a fair amount of spam, but removing it only takes a minute or two a day.

I now have Comment Luv installed on both my blogs and don’t plan on switching back anytime soon. That is, as long as I contain the spam problem. If it gets out of hand I will have to look at other options.


    Joy - August 15, 2016

    Hi Kim,

    Interesting! CommentLuv has been good to me for many years, and I guess so many other people are happy with it that it’s just an unfortunate clash with my theme.

    It’s certainly not the spam that’s my biggest problem, and I wouldn’t switch for that.

    The only concern is that I’ve had such a big drop in comments, presumably because people move on because were getting the blue/green circle error when they tried to comment.

    I think you were one of several people who contacted me to say you had a Javascript error some time ago, then it went away and I never really knew why it occurred in the first place. (It could have been someone else, so please forgive if my memory has served me wrong.)

    Anyway, running (still) with CommentLuv deactivated, let’s see if anyone has any problems before I decide whether to add Disqus or not.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Robin Khokhar - August 15, 2016

Hi Joy,
I have been using the CommentLuv from the day I have started my blog. but both these commenting plugins have their own benefits. But Still I will stick to the Commentluv blogs because are getting an opportunity to share our links whether Dofollow or Nofollow.
rest of the things depend on you . Have a Good week ahead.

    Joy - August 15, 2016

    Hi Robin,

    I’ve been using CommentLuv for years now and really like it for all the reasons you mention. I just wish I could uncover why it is clashing with my theme.

    Have a great week, Joy – Blogging After Dark

Atish Ranjan - August 15, 2016

Hello Joy,

Commentluv is just a plugin that supports the default commenting system for displaying latest post link of the commenter. If you are getting problems with commentLuv, just disable it.

Keep the default commenting system as it is. I am not a fond of Disqus. However, that is good. But, I love the default one more than any other commenting platform.

Have a good day! 🙂

~ Atish Ranjan

    Joy - August 16, 2016

    Hi Atish

    Not many Disqus fans here 🙂

    So far I seem to be getting more comments now that CommentLuv is disabled and not getting the conflict with my theme.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Francis Quarshie - August 16, 2016

Hi Joy,

I see you’re confused. But there is this wonderful thing I’ve learned from you. Humility.

I was thinking of asking you to change your theme even before you published this post.

I realize that’s not going to happen because you love it.

Blogging to me, has nothing to do with Commentluv. We have great blogs around without it. So, you can do without it.

I’ve used Disqus before. I still have an account with them. Problem is you must have an account there before you can comment.

I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about access to commenting on Disqus.

Security? Disqus is one of the best.

And there are limitations to the others – I don’t know of the Native WordPress Commenting.

CommentLuv is good, just that your theme doesn’t like it.

Why not go dry? I mean go without CommentLuv and the others to enable free access to your comment box.

We are not supposed to log in to comment. Hope you agree.

Better still, please stop worrying. For it is well.

A humble post you have there, Joy.


    Joy - August 16, 2016

    Hi Francis,

    By Native WordPress Commenting, I mean exactly what you’re suggesting – the standard WP comments with no commenting plugins installed.

    Doing just that certainly seems to have unlocked the comments again.

    When I first came across Disqus I felt the same annoyance about logging in to comment, but of late I haven’t really noticed it as much – and maybe even felt that the need for logging in would deter the “backlink grabbers”.

    Can you believe it – I have just spammed a comment from someone who gave his email address as (more or less) [email protected] ? LOL

    Perhaps you’re right – I should just leave well alone for a while, without CommentLuv and stop worrying 🙂

    Thanks for your calming words 🙂

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Mark - August 16, 2016

You’re definitely gonna get a lot of pro & con on this
particular subject Joy!

And ultimately, you just need to decide, what’s works best for you right now!

Because, there is no one answer, which will apply 100%!

Every body has their own personal preferences.base your ultimate decision
on whatever works best for you and your particular needs!

    Joy - August 17, 2016

    Hi Mark,

    Well not many Disqus fans so far and plenty of CommentLuv fans. So was I until I started getting all these problems.

    So far it’s looking like no commenting plugin at all 🙂

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Muhammad Mairaj - August 19, 2016

Hi Joy,

Well i have also facing similar problem when i was using Commentluv. Same like you i have contacted with different bloggers but didn’t get satisfactory solution, So, i quickly going to uninstalled it.

Now i am stick with WordPress default commenting.

Many thanks for lovely share 🙂



    Joy - August 20, 2016

    Hi Mairaj,

    Sorry as I am that you have had these problems, I’m relieved to know it’s not just me imagining things.

    Things seem back to normal since I uninstalled CommentLuv, which is a great shame, because I had the paid version, but it was just causing me too many problems.

    I’m fine with the default commenting at the moment, although I do still wonder about Disqus. Perhaps a little peace and quiet with “no change” would be best for my sanity.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Sam Adeyinka #Coach - August 20, 2016

Hi Joy, it’s nice to be here again on your blog. 🙂

True I love your blog and I think the template is responsible for that.

I have been using CommentLuv since four years ago and I have never had any issue with it.

And I have also tried other commenting systems but I am yet to find any that match the effectiveness of the WordPress Default Commenting system + CommentLuV.

I mean what’s the essence of wanting to comment my feedback on a blog and they’re asking me to register to post comment. It’s a big put off for me!

So what am I saying?

It’s your choice and I’m sure you’ll make a good one. 🙂


    Joy - August 24, 2016

    Hi Sam,

    Well, you’re certainly with the majority here, who are still in favor of CommentLuv.

    I had hoped to get some feedback on the points raised in the blog posts I referenced, but never mind.

    I certainly felt like you did about registering for commenting with Disqus, but it’s only once a day – or even less often if, like me, you leave your PC on overnight.

    The majority of readers say stick with the default WordPress commenting. Much as I’d like to keep CommentLuv, I can’t cope with the problems I have been having with it clashing with my theme.

    Thanks for your kind words about my blog.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Ravi Chahar - August 21, 2016

Hey Joy,

Even I have faced the problem with CommentLuv but it’s still effective. It’s the matter fo choice whether you want to keep this plugin or not.

But if it creates any problem then you should delete it for sure. You won’t like to see any error on your site.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Have a great day.

    Joy - August 24, 2016

    Hi Ravi,

    No, it’s a real pain because some people couldn’t comment at all – whereas others could.

    And I couldn’t work out what the common factor was.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Donna Merrill - August 21, 2016

Hi Joy,

Horray! I can comment now. Glad you got this all fixed.

Now I’m not techie expert, but I do believe it was your Theme that was screwy. Sometimes even a plugin can mess it up…I know because I’ve done stuff myself to break my blog. This is why I chose to get a managed one.

I’m biased and love WordPress and CommentLuv I’m not an expert on this problem. Only can say that it never lets me down.


    Joy - August 21, 2016

    Hi Donna

    Welcome back!! What a nuisance this has been and thanks for persevering and trying and letting me know about my problems. I believe you were the first one to warn me about this latest spate of problems.

    Certainly it seems that my theme and CommentLuv don’t like each other, but I’ve had to disable CommentLuv because I have done so many things with my theme that it would take a long time to unpick them and revert back. It’s a premium theme and the support have been helpful, and are generally helpful whenever they can be.

    I’m very sad to have reached this conclusion because I’ve been a happy CommentLuv user for many years.

    Anyway, just relieved that the problem has (hopefully) gone away and I can get back to blogging again.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

sazia kazia - August 21, 2016

Hi Joy mam, I am using comment luv and I am comfortable with it because it is easy for people to make comment through comment luv. Whenever I Commented on other blogs through disqus it take so much of time and all the people wont wait for long time. This is what i feel..Thanks for sharing

    Joy - August 21, 2016

    Hi Sazia,

    Thanks for sharing your experiences. That’s exactly how I felt until my recent problems. But I do feel that since Disqus implemented an easier login procedure it’s not as annoying as I used to find it – merely because I’m usually already logged in. I’ve also noticed a lot more people using Disqus, so thought it may be gaining in popularity.

    For the moment I am sticking with the default WordPress commenting system.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Ben - August 21, 2016

Hi Joy. Sorry to see that you’re having trouble with CommentLuv. Like most of the others, I am in favor of CommentLuv and the native comment system and firmly opposed to Disqus.

I have 3 intentions in mind when I visit a blog. 1) I want to read something that is either entertaining or educational. 2) I want to find other bloggers to follow. 3) I want to be able to leave a comment with a link back to my website.

Disqus makes #2 & 3 very difficult because all that gets left in a comment is a link to a Disqus profile. To find other bloggers I would have to follow the link back to Disqus then find a link from there back to the person’s blog. That’s too much work. I usually just skip blogs completely that use Disqus.

CommentLuv makes it very easy because I can read the title of the commenter’s post right there and get a good idea if I want to visit the person’s blog or not. With native WP comments I can at least see their domain name in their name link.

My advice is that if you cannot get the conflict between your theme and CommentLuv resolved, then just drop CommentLuv and use the native comment system like you are now.

    Joy - August 25, 2016

    Hi Ben

    Thanks for your thoughts, and for taking the time to reply so thoroughly.

    I do understand that it’s not easy to find the person’s blog. That’s a much more important reason than the logging in issue that others have cited.

    Since there seems to be such a dislike of Disqus I’ll have to respect what the majority want and stay with native WordPress commenting.

    My preferred option would have been to stay with CommentLuv – but since no-one can fix the issue I’ve been having I’ll have to give in on that one.

    Very sad,

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Monna Ellithorpe - August 21, 2016

Hi Joy,

I cannot really give my opinion on Disqus because I’ve never used it. I don’t really like to sign in when I come across it but as you mentioned, most of the time I’m signed in already, so it’s no big deal.

As for CommentLuv, I’ve had no problem with it. I am using the free version so I can understand your anguish since you paid for CommentLuv.

Just something to think about but I’m sure you have already checked it. Have you disabled all plugins and reactivated one by one to see if another plugin is causing the problem?

Wishing you success in whatever you decide to do.

    Joy - August 22, 2016

    Hi Monna,

    Thanks for the suggestion, but, yes we’ve disabled the plugins one by one and it’s been pretty well established that the clash is between my theme and CommentLuv. The Thrive support team worked quite hard for me to try and get to the bottom of it, and finally their suggestion f deactivating CommentLuv seems to have done the trick.

    Because the fault is completely intermittent it’s really hard to track down but I’m at the stage now where I have to quit chasing my tail and make a decision.

    Such a shame because like so many of my readers I have had many years of happy use from CommentLuv,

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Cararta - August 22, 2016

Hi Joy,

I’m still using Comment Luv… and still find it useful.

Think I will leave it in place…it seems to shed the spam, seldom have a comment in that classification.

    Joy - August 24, 2016

    Hi Cararta,

    I’m pleased you’re in the majority of users who are still very happy with CommentLuv.

    Must be just me and my theme – although it IS a premium theme with many users. So perhaps there’s something else.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Chris Hooker - August 22, 2016

Hello Joy,
we finally get to engage! Like you, I left it too late to plan for retirement (well, that’s not entirely true, I’ve never planned for anything in my life! I’m one of those who ‘just does it’ and then lives with the consequences.)
To get to the point, I have, and still do, used CommentLuv and have found absolutely no problems with it. I suspect, like Donna, that your theme was the cause of the problem but it’s purely academic now because you have changed already.
I enjoyed your post and will try to keep up with future posts. I’ve had a few challenges lately and have neglected my obligations with my blog but hope to be able to start in again soon.

    Joy - August 24, 2016

    Hi Chris,

    Glad to finally connect 🙂

    Well – look – although we both maybe should have prepared earlier, at least we’re here with our blogs and making an effort now. That’s better than most people get round to.

    I’m still getting errors when I comment on other people’s CommentLuv blogs, but at least people can now comment on my blog again which is a relief.

    Such a shame because it has been one of my favorite plugins. I found that the current error is something to do with caching (although I don’t have a caching plugin installed) but I’ve given up trying to fight it!

    Hope to catch up again on our blogs when your current situation eases. Family obligations are far more important than your blog and everyone (decent) will understand that!

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Uttoran Sen - August 22, 2016

Hey Joy,

So sorry to hear your commenting issues with comluv,
I have used commentluv on several of my blogs over the years and have never faced any issue.

This problem that you are facing could be due to several things and even with technical support from the hosting, it is generally hard to fix. Here’s a few things you can do.

1) if you are using comluv premium, then try installing their free version and see if that fixes the issue.

2) Try changing the theme for a week and use a new theme and see if that helps.

3) Check with your hosting, ask them to do a clean install of your wordpress.

Generally saying, the default wordpress comment system is pretty good, even without commentluv – and I would prefer it over disqus or anyother 3rd party system,

Uttoran Sen,

    Joy - August 25, 2016

    Hi Uttoran,

    I’ve had to give up on CommentLuv I’m afraid because this problem was so intermittent that none of the support agencies I use have been able to help. Problem is, the issue seems to go away and then come back – so I thought it was fixed, and then it wasn’t.

    I had hoped to get peoples’ reactions to some of the points raised in favor of Disqus in the blog posts I mentioned in my own article.

    Anyway, as you say, the default WP comment system is OK.

    Thanks for your suggestions – I really do appreciate the time you took, but this has been such an ongoing yet intermittent problem that I think it’s time for me to just resign myself to native WP commenting without spending more time on investigations.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

ikechi - August 28, 2016

Hi Joy

I know how you feel and comment issues can be a turn-off for readers. I have been using Disqus and it has not given me many issues except one that has to do with duplicating comment threads. I believe you should try Disqus. Thanks for sharing. Do have a lovely weekend.

    Joy - August 28, 2016

    Hi Ikechi,

    Finally LOL. Someone who thinks I should try Disqus. I was really surprised at the strength of negative reaction I have had here. I’ve been watching blogs that use Disqus for a while now and really don’t find it hard to use at all. Just a couple of clicks (once you’ve registered in the first place).

    The problems I have had have been far worse. But I’m in a bit of a quandary because people have been so “anti” and I don’t want to lose my commenters.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Santanu - August 29, 2016

Recently I have seen many blogs switched to Disqus from CommentLUV and I think the purpose behind this is to stop spamming. I am using both the comment system in my blog network and have to say that Disqus is comparatively better that this 2. Thanks for this useful guide.

    Joy - September 2, 2016

    Hi Santanu,

    I must admit I had a lot of people who were fairly obviously just commenting for the backlink, but I’ve got wise to that and a lot stricter now.

    Had a few days beset by spam as I made some changes, but hopefully I have it under control again.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

thiet ke web - September 1, 2016

I am a Vietnamese but according to my observation, the Disqus comment is now dominant and a lot of sites use, I think you should change the mechanism for this blog.
But that’s just my opinion, if you still want to use something else, I think what you have is good enough.
I speak English not very good!

    Joy - September 2, 2016

    Yes, I have seen a move towards Disqus which is what drove me to explore the topic. However – not enough of my readers are convinced yet so I’ve decided to stay where I am!

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Adrian Jock - September 2, 2016

Hi Joy. I think that it’s quite obvious that there’s a conflict between CL and your theme. So you should change one of ’em. I’d say to change the theme, but I know how hard is to decide to change it in case you love it.

So I’ll refrain from recommending anything. I’ll just add the fact that as a commenter I don’t like Disqus. I comment on blogs with this system enabled only if I really have to.

The reason I don’t like it is that usually I like to kill two birds with one stone. If the blog has Disqus enabled, that’s not possible. Disqus gets a backlink, not me. Not interested in such a result.

    Joy - September 2, 2016

    Hi Adrian,

    Thanks for your thoughts. You, like several other respected bloggers, have come out against moving to Disqus – and for the same reasons. So the majority wins.

    Sadly I have done so much within the depths of my blog using this theme that unpicking it and redoing it another way would be a nightmare. It’s very frustrating because these problems didn’t appear when I first started with this theme, so I can only assume it’s been some “enhancement” (harumph) along the way. I must confess if I had known before I started that it didn’t work with CommentLuv I doubt I would have used it – but it seemed fine originally.

    I appreciate your comments,

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Deborah A. Ten Brink - September 3, 2016

Hello Joy!

So sorry to hear about your commenting issues. I recently had to start my site from scratch because of issues with 2 security plugins for WordPress. Not a fun task!

I took the opportunity though to rethink a few things so it was time well spent. Perhaps my site will be even better than before?

Personally, I enjoy CommentLuv. I would suggest if you still use it to make sure to configure it in such a way that it reflects your beliefs and perspective on went to reward and when not to.

As for Discus, I personally don’t like it. I did send you a pm on Facebook with some suggestions for you to consider after reading your post here. I find Discus a bit clunky. When given another choice when commenting, I choose to login with my Facebook Profile rather than Discus. I just don’t like it, lol!

Just my 2 cents. Hope that all will be resolved soon and you will be happily blogging and enjoying your comments once again.


    Joy - September 4, 2016

    Hi Deborah,

    So sorry you had to restart your site. I thought it looked different when I went there. Yes – better 🙂 But at what cost to you. I know only too well as I had lots of security problems earlier in the year.

    Sadly the problem with CommentLuv is that it clashes with my theme, so I can’t solve it by a different configuration. Great shame, as I like it too. But my theme is too deeply entrenched now that I don’t want to risk everything unravelling.

    Thanks for your Facebook message. I appreciate your suggestions.

    Well, Disqus certainly isn’t popular with many people at all, even though I’m not troubled by logging in – because after doing i once, I seem to stay logged in. But I’m certainly not going to alienate a high proportion of my readers by changing.

    As CommentLuv is so popular I’m surprised the theme developer hasn’t been inundated with complaints.

    Anyway, removing CommentLuv, and replacing with GASP and Akismet, seems to have resolved the issue and my comments are back now. Phew!

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

Anne - September 7, 2016

Another vote for commentluv here. I have it on my blogs as well. Even if you decide to deactivate commentluv, IMO I still wouldn’t switch to Disqus. I don’t like Disqus for several reasons and in fact blogged about it awhile ago. I think it takes a lot of the discussion from your own blog to the disqus environment and that can’t be a good thing for a blogger.

    Joy - September 8, 2016

    Hi Anne,

    Well, so many have expressed the same opinion as you that I can’t help but stay with Native WordPress commenting.

    I have had to deactivate CommentLuv because the conflict was just stopping people commenting at all. In fact when I comment on anyone else’s blog who has CommentLuv I am getting an error back from CommentLuv that it can’t detect my feed (even though I paid to have the feed repaired). Something is still badly wrong, but I have to just live with it I guess.

    Thanks to you and all other great bloggers for sharing your thoughts here. You’ve all saved me from making what would have been a mistake (annoying my readers!)

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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