The comment column is very important for you to provide on the blog, because with the comments feature there will be interaction between blog visitors and the blog owner, and not only that, the comment column will be needed to make the blog grow, because it is not uncommon for ideas to emerge. conveyed by visitors to your blog and as the owner can consider the idea and be developed on his blog.
The first time WordPress itself has been installed, it has brought a comment feature that is easy to use, and also on the admin page there are easy settings to moderate, delete or publish comments from visitors with a simple appearance. In addition, WordPress has also come with a cool plugin called akismet, akismet is a plugin to handle spam well, of course for the premium version, and the free version is still difficult in my opinion.
WordPress can also be integrated with a third party comment system that is no less powerful, namely disqus comments, you can read it in my article. How to Add Disqus Comments on WordPress. In this article I will show you the comparison of using the default WordPress comments vs Disqus comments, and which is the better of the two ..?
Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using the native WordPress comment system and Disqus comments.
Benefits of using the Default Comment WP System:
- Simple layout and easy to use
- Encourage more people to comment with their email address and URL, as they get backlinks in the process, regardless of whether it’s nofollow or dofollow.
- Features can be extended using various plugins (i.e. CommentLuv, GrowMap anti-spam, TwitterLink)
- Comments are indexed by search engines
- Responsive (mobile)
- Comments are stored in your WP database
Cons of using Default Comment WP System:
- Many Thousands of spam comments and bots.
- Need to use various other plugins to add features that Disqus already has, which can affect slow page loading.
- For some users the judging looks unprofessional
- No social media integration
Benefits of using the Disqus Comment System
- Compatible with most web platforms like Blogger, Tumblr and Drupal, and of course WordPress
- Looks and feels more professional
- More sensitive in detecting spam, no need for additional plugins to ward off SPAM, and after I used disqus, there was no more SPAM.
- Integrate social media engagement into your blog, which to me is a pretty big deal.
- Built-in ‘reply to comments’ and notification via email
- Indexed by search engines
- Comments are supported to your WP database
- Users don’t need to have a Gravatar account to use an avatar image!
- Features Related articles or Related posts below the comments that allow users to explore deeper on your content.
- Ability to upload and share photos in the comments!
Disadvantages of using the Disqus Comment System
- Page loading is a bit heavy.
- You are required to register to leave comments, this may result in visitors reluctant to comment, but users can register with their social media profiles (supports Twitter, Facebook or Google+)
- There are updates from time to time
Making changes to the comment system is indeed not an easy thing, of course for blogs that are old and crowded with visitors, but if it is needed and in fact it is better then it must be done, and for those of you who still intend to build a blog, then the decision is early would be much better than halfway through.
Indeed, both Disqus and the default WordPress Comments have their own advantages and disadvantages as outlined above, but there are many bloggers turning to Disqus from the native system comments delivered by WordPress, not only are popular blogs, but small blogs do too. I personally use Disqus for commenting on my blog, and if you want to know more about which one is better than the default comments, then try it first and feel the difference.
The following is a complete explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of Disqus Comments and Default WordPress Comments, I hope this article can provide a complete knowledge of both. and hopefully useful. 🙂