How to set up GraphComment Commenting System in WordPress
By Adarsh Sojitra on October 11th, 2021
The GraphComment Plugin is a free WordPress commenting plugin. The plugin provides the standard discussion system and modules. Unlike other plugins, If you are using Graph, You can revert back to the WordPress original comment system without any hassle if you are not happy with Graph in future. This also allows you to revert to WordPress default commenting without losing any comments that you had while using GraphComment. The plugin includes many features and tools like discussions, votes, and shares, and media files.
Moreover, users have to connect their accounts with GraphComment in order to use this plugin. Also, you can log in with any social media networks like Email, Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Additionally, this plugin will allow you to have a private free plan. It also provides premium plans which will let you customize the comment section as per your choice.
You will have to do a few settings to sync the comments with WordPress. The premium plan also comes with some of the essential features and Themes. Thus, you can easily manage a fully functional Comment System. GraphComment plugin provides Community profiles, Voting and Badges, Many beautiful color schemes, and a notification center. It basically helps your users get regular notifications about their Account. All the comments will be stored on the Graph Comments servers. Using GraphComment settings, you can sync comments back to the website every minute, specific minutes, and hours, for example, 10 minutes to every hour. It will help you to manage the comments, which are already divided into topics.
You can also enable the GraphComment plugin for all the posts on your websites or set them for specific dates. Moreover, the plugin is SEO- friendly as well. It allows you to display the comments on the side panel. You will have multiple customization options for the sidebar display. You can moderate button labels, width, height, background color, and button color. Once you select the comment system, it will start importing the comments on the GraphComment account. The GraphComment plugin is available for free. Also, you can buy a premium version if you want to unlock the advanced features of this Comment system. So, let’s discuss the basic features of this plugin in brief,
- The GraphComment core plugin is available for free. You can also buy a premium version to unlock the advanced features.
- This plugin has advanced features and tools. You will find many tools which are the same as Yelp-like profile and incentive tools.
- The plugin is multilingual. Thus it supports multiple languages.
- It also comes with spam protection. So it protects your site from bots or malicious viruses.
- The plugin provides various theme options with different color combinations.
- You can customize the login screen, add more social account login options. Also, you just need to log in to any social network and connect your Account with GComment. You can quickly sign up on GraphComment.
- The plugin provides a live PUSH discussion mode in the premium version.
- It provides an importation feature that allows you to import the old comments from your old accounts. It can be previous comment plugins, backup files, or something else.
- The plugin offers a user-friendly interface divided into the topic discussion. Thus, you can easily find their interest in a topic. In that topic, there are more other topics related to different subtopics. Therefore, this plugin is the best choice for community websites.
- The free version only provides 10,00000 data loads per month and a push notifications center.
- The plugin is SEO-friendly and includes direct links feature as well. The free plan includes multiple advanced features, which are enough to manage the effective commenting system.
- Moreover, you will have multiple moderators in the free version.
GraphComment plugin offers two premium plans – Starter and Pro. The starter plan consists of multiple customization features like logo, brand, sender, and ban emails. Also, this plan costs $7 per month. It also comes with an SSO connection and keyword alerts. The Pro plan retails for $74 per month and offers priority support, up to 50,00,000 data loads per month. The starter plan only provides 15,00,000 data loads per month. Also, the free version allows up to 10,00,000 data loads per month. The plugin also offers an Enterprise plan, which includes custom import of existing data and detailed activity monitoring.
How to Install and Activate Graph Comment Plugin
The installation process is very easy. You can just follow the simple steps mentioned below to install and activate the plugin.
Step 1: First, you need to log in to the WordPress admin dashboard.
Step 2: Now, you will see the option “Plugins” on the left-hand side panel of the WordPress dashboard. Click on “Plugins,” then select “Add New.”
Step 3: You will see a search bar on the top right-hand side corner of the dashboard. Now, Search “Graph Comment Plugin”
Step 4: After that, you need to click on “Install Now.”
Step 5: After installation, you will need to activate the Graph Comment Plugin in order to use it on your site. Now, click on “Activate.”
Now you have successfully installed and activated the plugin.
How to Configure the Settings of Graph Comment Plugin
After activating the plugin on your site, you can start using this plugin on your site. We have explained step by step guide below on how to use this plugin,
Step 1: Once you have activated the plugin, go to the “GraphComment” option available on the left-hand side panel of the dashboard.
Step 2: You will be directed to connect with the GraphComment page. You will be asked to connect with Graph Comment via Facebook, Email, Twitter, and Google. Connect your Account with GraphComment.
Step 3: Now, click on “Authorize App” to let WordPress use your Account.
Step 4: After that, you have to add site details like site name, URL, and supported language. Click on “Save”
Step 5: Once you are done with the authorization, you will be directed to the settings page. You will have three tabs- General, Sync & Backup, and Importation.
Click on the “General” tab first; you can enable Graphcomment for all posts or posts after a specific date. In the “Option” section, you can check to activate the SEO, enable WordPress authentication. You can also show the comments in the side panel. Moreover, you can enable restricted rights to comments for any specific user role or all users.
If you have enabled the show comments in the side panels, then you will have customization options to change the button color and text. You can leave it empty if you want to set the default color, label, text, width, and height.
Now, click on “Save Changes.”
Step 6: After that, click on the “Sync & Backup section.” You can enable the synchronized comments with WordPress with every specific minute or hour. This will copy your GraphComment comments and keep them synchronized locally in the WordPress comments database. When a bot visits your website, HTML comments from WordPress will be visible and thus indexable by search engines.
Now, click on “Save Changes.”
Step 7: If you are using another commenting system on your site and you want to import the comments, then click on “Start Importation.” This will import all your existing WordPress comments to GraphComment. If a user fills his email when commenting on WordPress, it automatically attaches his/her comments to this email. When this user creates an account with this email on GraphComment, he/she will just have to set a new password, and he/she will get all old comments.
This way, you can sync the WordPress comments with the GraphComment commenting system. Also, you can display the comments effectively.
GraphComment plugin is a robust commenting system for WordPress sites. You can easily display the comments anywhere on the site. You will have various customization options in the free version as well. It will allow you to sync the comments with the WordPress site in one click. Moreover, you can also import the default WordPress comments to Graphcomments. The installation and setup process is very easy and simple. The premium version comes with many advanced features like SSO connection and keyword alerts. You can follow the step-by-step guide on how to install and activate the Graphcomment plugin. Also, we have explained how to configure the settings of this plugin. We hope this article will help you to manage the commenting system on your site using this plugin.