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Comments Plus allows readers to comment using either their Facebook, Twitter, Google or WordPress IDs.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Activate the plugin
  2. Setup your Facebook & Twitter Apps (it’s easy :)
  3. Your readers can now use their ID from either service to comment

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  • This plugin effectively allows you to combine comments from all these different services, rather than picking just one
  • If users choose Facebook or Twitter, comments are by default posted to their own accounts, extra exposure for you!
  • Fully integrated with subscribe by email with Facebook and Google
  • Works beautifully with any theme.

To Configure:

Visit the Plugin configuration page at Settings > Comment Plus to set up.

Facebook App Info

The Facebook app is required so commenters can grant permission for your website to authenticate against their Facebook login.

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Creating a Facebook app is really easy!

Here’s how you do it:

1.  Go to the Facebook developers app page (you’ll need to log in using your Facebook account).

2.  Once logged in clicked on Go To App and then Create New App.

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3.  Give your app name and click Continue.

  • TIP – Best to use a name people who comment on your site can identify with as this is what they’ll see when they click to login with Facebook.

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4.  Enter the security check and click Submit (if your Facebook account has not been verified you will need to verify it by adding a mobile phone number or credit card).

5.  Add your App domain.

6.  Click on Website, add your Site URL and click Save Changes

  • Tip:  Click on Edit Icon if you want to upload your own icon.

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7.  Now go to Settings > Comment Plus, add your App ID and App Secret under Facebook App info and click Save Changes.

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Twitter App Info

The Twitter app is required so commenters can grant permission for your website to authenticate against their Twitter login.

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Creating a Twitter app is really easy!

Here’s how you do it:

1.  Go to the Twitter developers app page (you’ll need to log in using your Twitter account).

2.  Add a Name, a Description, webs site, callback URL and then click Create Your Twitter application.

  • TIP – Best to use a name and description people who comment on your site can identify with as this is what they’ll see when they click to login with Twitter.

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3.  Now click on Create my access token.

4. Next click on Settings tab.

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5.  Select Read and Write and then click on Update this Twitter application’s settings.

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6.  Now go to Settings > Comment Plus, add your Consumer key and Consumer Secret under Twitter App info and click Save Changes.

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General Settings

WordPress branding and options allows you to change the default WordPress logo to your network logo.

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‘Do not show Comments With…’ lets you control which comment login options are included.

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Comment Plus add-ons

All Comments Plus Add Ons are activated via Settings > Comments Plus in the site admin dashboard.  You’ll only see these add ons options here; they aren’t displayed on the settings page.

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Here’s a quick overview of the add-ons:

  • Alternative Facebook Initialization – use if you have Facebook javascript initialization conflicts with other plugins.
  • Custom Comments Template – use if comment plus isn’t working with your theme.   This add-on will attempt to use a known working comments template instead of your theme’s default one.
  • Facebook featured post image – used to force featured images to always show next to posts on Facebook
  • Social Discussion – Synchronizes the relevant discussion from social networks in a separate tab on your page.
  • Fake Twitter email – use if you are having comment approval issues with WordPress due to Twitter not allowing access to users emails.
  • Link to Twitter profile – forces the plugn to always use Twitter profile URLs as websites for your Twitter commenters, regardless of their Twitter profile settings.
  • Mention me – Adds a preconfigured Twitter username to all messages posted to Twitter.