Nearly three months after installing the Livefyre plugin it is gone.
There are many reasons for the change back to the default, most notably that many long-time commentators had complained about various functions (or lack of functions and didn’t want to wait until future plugin versions included their wish lists).
I also grew frustrated with repetitive actions that were necessary on both the plugin’s dashboard and on the WordPress dashboard. Marking comments as spam, for instance, required multiple clicks instead of one.
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The company’s customer service team is top notch and the Livefyre system does allow for robust interactions among people commenting — but while it may work well for some blogs, my presumption is now is not the best time to continue with it.
I reserve the right to return to Livefyre (or any other commenting system) in the future. But for the foreseeable future, let’s stick to the vanilla.
A few notes when leaving comments:
- Your name is required. You may alternatively write any two words, e.g. John Smith or Big John. Any comment with more than two words in the name field will be marked as spam and/or edited.
- Your email address is also required. You will receive an automatic email message whenever anyone replies to you. Learn how the ReplyMe plugin works by visiting the comments here.
- Anti-spam measures are in place with the G.A.S.P. plugin (responsible for the mandatory box you must check when commenting) and a separate trackback validation plugin.
- DoFollow is turned off.
- Please note the comment policy if you’ve never seen it. The policy will be updated when necessary and it is your responsibility to be aware of changes when/if they occur.
To readers new and seasoned, thanks for reading and I hope to see your smiling faces and reactions in the commenting section below.