After using default comment for for a week now I must say – it’s not bad at all. We moved away from Disqus last week because of 4 major issues but I’m glad that we made that move 🙂
By default WordPress comment comes with standard form with Name, URL, Email and Comment textarea. Have you ever wondered How to Add
Email Subscriptions to Your WordPress Blog?
In my opinion, it’s missing email notification functionality which was good in Disqus. After playing with couple of plugins to add those functionality I would say now we found the perfect solution for that too.
Let’s get started on how to setup email notification on WordPress Comment form right way
Initially I setup
Subscribe To Comments Reloaded on my site. It comes with lots of options.
After all detailed configuration and setup this is how
subscription option looks like on Comment Form.
I personally found this plugin is
I believe, there is absolutely no need for you to add these 3 extra files on each page. That’s one of the reason
we disabled plugin in just few days.
Then how to Allow Users to Subscribe to Comments in WordPress?
What other options do I have?
There are few other WordPress plugins also add these functionality: Subscribe to Comments, Email Subscribers & Newsletters and more.
Well, don’t forget Jetpack too 🙂
As we are on Jetpack’s Business Professional plan since long time there is no need to install extra plugin just for this requirement.
I’ve enabled Subscription module in Jetpack and it by default adds email subscription option on your WordPress comment form.
As you see in above image there is a
Configuration link by which you could enable or disable any of below options.
- Show a ‘follow blog’ option in the comment form
- Show a ‘follow comments’ option in the comment form
I would suggest to enable both options as you don’t want any additional plugin for users to subscribe to your blog.
If you are wondering how subscription email looks like then take a look below.
1. Confirm your subscription for Crunchify email by Jetpack
2. [Subscribe] Comments on Crunchify – please confirm email by Jetpack
Jetpack's subscription form is already working best for us and we will continue using it in the future too. Let us know what is your best email subscription form for Comments.
Update-1 On August 1st, 2017: We disabled Jetpack on Crunchify as we saw significant page load increase time after JetPack with only 2 functionality. Currently Subscribe to Comment is disabled for all users.