Starting today, visitors to your blog can use their Facebook or Twitter account to leave comments. This saves everyone a few steps and gives visitors control over which identity they use. It’s a win for everyone.
As an important touch, we let you stay logged in to multiple services. This means you can stay logged in to Facebook for convenience, but still leave a comment through Twitter or your WordPress.com account. Just click whichever identity you’d like to use, and the selected one will be associated with your comment when it is published. You’re in control of your identity, as you should be.
Depending on your theme, you may notice the comment area looks different than before to make room for these new features. We also intelligently choose to use a light or dark visual style for the comment box, depending on the theme you are currently using.
And since you know your readers well, you can now change the text above the comment box to be whatever you like. We recommend using the default we are applying to new blogs, “What are you thinking?”, as questions often encourage more comments, but you can change it to whatever you like by going to your dashboard, then Settings → Discussion.
We know you like comments and this will help you get even more. Stay tuned for better Twitter and Facebook integration features, coming soon.
- Jun 7, 2011 @ 6:44 pm
Woaaaaah! That ist COOL! I LOVE this feature, because it is very nice und helpful. WordPress makes the greatest things work! :)
Thank you a lot!
I like “flying” with WordPress ;) :) :D
This is great. Thanks WP team for making this possible.
Would highly suggest reordering so that the “Post Comment” is the first key stroke after hitting the tab key. As it stands now, not using the mouse, you must hit the tab key six times. Otherwise looks nice and clean.
Gorgeous update! Well done, guys :)))
Can you now add blog authors using Twitter and Facebook credentials?
Very handy feature this.
Oh, I like this change. I still somewhat miss the old box, but this one is good. Besides the functionality, it just looks more “jazzy”. :)
Hmm. But I tried to change my commentfield. But there is no option for that, what is described in the article… Does the theme “Mystique” have this option, or not? :/
and for self-hosted blogs?
How does this apply to sites running the WordPress software on their own? Will we see new plugins to help with this?
This is an awesome move on WordPress’s part. This is a great new feature!
Cute/clever to use Tyler Durden as a reference point for multiple identities…
This is absolutely fab.
It was kind of surprising, I was like What, what has happened?
It looks good too, very attractive change.
Finally! thank you guys!
Is it possible to disable this and restore the theme’s original comment form?
Just perfect! Just wat I needed for my new contest! Kudos WordPress Team!
Thank you so much! This is PERFECT!!
Wonderful addition. Thanks, as always, for being awesome WP.com!
Thanks!! It helps a lot!
Good, good, good :) These steps will make our lives easier and easier. Good job!
Already using it! It’s very handy!
Bye bye Disqus!
This is truly another great addition. Happy that I moved back from .org to here.
that is insanely cooooool
I like it a lot thanks
Awesome! I hope to see it in the newest Jetpack update, too!
This feature is awesome, and it will surely boost my comments!
Useful update; nice one.
Will you add any other networks soon? Maybe Google….?
holy cow…I really thought i did something wrong…but this is just awesome…Thanks you guys,. some’ing like that I was trying to tie to the site… :)
You mean a win for Facebook and Twitter. It’s not a win for everyone, it’s a loss for WordPress in the struggle for relevance. If WordPress were the go-to platform, then people would be asking why they can’t post to Facebook using their WordPress accounts, but we don’t see that happening. This is just caving in to everything being controlled by Facebook et al, but it makes sense because the battle is already basically lost — we might as well make the most of it.
I was going to request this integration this afternoon. Are y’all using a mind reader plugin? Awesomeness!!!! Thanks! :-)
This is a very useful feature. Thansk do much for providing it.
And the first thing I do is set it up so my Twitter and FaceBook accounts are linked.
Why? I don’t need this, but other people, who want to prove they’re REAL people without having to register to a site that doesn’t NEED registration, will love this. Hell of a lot better than OpenID.
I love this update. It is exactly what I needed – thanks!
All I gotta say is WOW! Great new feature wordpress!
Finaly, .. this is awesome .. thank you guys ..
got one more thing….for example…I have my website page in Facebook, but when I tried to link the FB one, it only allows me to connect thru my personal FB…same as the “Publish” pluggin to give it automated to FB….it will only go to my personal and not my page….would that be nice to send it either to your page or personal FB whichever you decide…?
Very nice! Thank you.
Is it possible to switch to the classic comment form? Because espacially the data kraken Facebook I don’t like and I don’t want any linked function to it.
Thanks for this great tool!!! It’s fantastic!!
I was wondering though – would you guys consider enabling a feature on WordPress… Where people can enable this or disable this in comments?
I hope no one is offended by my comment. I think it’s a great tool. I was just wondering though – for those of us who don’t want Twitter or Facebook appearing in our comment boxes, are we able to choose?
:-) Thanks again for always being a great service.
Like it a lot, good work guys. Any chance of this making it back in to WP.org?
Thanks. This was very informative. I’m sure it will be useful to my readers too.
Sounds great! Agree with “aaronwolf”….let´s make the best of a situation that is ruled by FB!!
Cool! will you release an official plugin for this?
Super Duper Like!!!
Would love if this could post back to the services used by the visitor to login. What is the future of Intense Debate now?
Actually, I don’t care for this new feature. I prefer to decide for myself how I will allow commenting on the Zoo.
If a troll logs in using facebook or twitter, will I be able to get rid of them?
Encouraging comments is always a good thing. Interaction between blogger and reader is great.
Wow, pretty major upgrade! Well done.
Great feature that makes all the sense.
Shut the front door! First Twenty Eleven and now this! I can’t wait to play with all these changes (actually, I can cause my blog doesn’t pay the bills yet). It’s so on this weekend!
This is perfect! :)
This will work great for my blog visitors. I know that most don’t comment because they think they can’t.
Wonderful. It was time.
I find the idea to locally keep the comments written concerning twitter or facebook like wordpress, excellent! And the idea of interworking to be authenticated, is super! cheer, you advance the system, and I greet you in a friendly way.
Seems like every blogging service is adopting this sort of commenting system. Still good though! :)
Brilliant! Now make it so that I can choose multiple identities at the same time and it will be perfect! :)
Propzzz. Nice & easy comment box!!!
I find the idea to locally keep the comments written concerning twitter or facebook like wordpress, excellent! And the idea of interworking to be authenticated, is super! cheer, you advance the system, and I greet you in a friendly way
Loooooove this! Thanks! :-)
Looking forward to upcoming Twitter and Facebook intergrations.
Awesome new feature!
This is GREAT for All AROUND. Thank you mucc!
Looks great. We are holding our breath untill this feature and twenty eleven are released to the self-hosted blogs.
This was not a change for the better. Actually, it got worse. Not only do we suddenly find a twitter button and a facebook button which we cannot hide with Adblock (yes, there still are sane and reasonable people in the internet who don’t use neither twitter nor facebook), no, the actual comment field and the username/e-mail field changed places. And that, dear wordpress staff, will cause confusion among those who frequent both self-hosted blogs and blogs on wordpress.com. So you better unify this.
Has this been enabled across all of WordPress.com?
ooops! using my twitter to thank you for this new addition :)
Are facebook comments stored in the MYSQL DB?
So if facebook ever disables comments, the comments that were made… will still be around?
Also, can the google bot etc, read the comments?
is this for wordpress.org? Because I do not see the options or changes on my blog.
Terrific. Now just include a LinkedIn option for specifically business-relevant content, and you’ll have a triple-play!
[In the meantime, if you link your Twitter profile to LinkedIn, any tweets including the #in hashtag will be included in your LinkedIn status updates, fyi.]
Thank you for this awesome feature!
Sounds like a positive new change ! Time will tell !
I am truly enjoying the process of WordPress and it’s Blogging ability. Great job WordPress!
I am really surprised. No Google, Yahoo or Hotmail? These are the services more in use than Twitter or WordPress itself.
Thank you very much
Holy cow that feature is amazing.
totally amazing…I have so been waiting for this…this feature might really increase comments to my blog which no one really comments on. smh lol. Great addition, thanks WordPress. Coming from YouTube, the driving force of sharing content is Twitter and Facebook. Those are the most powerful sharing domains. So people from there if your content is already awesome would most like sing in and say hello. kudos
I’m not sure what happened to my first comment, so this is a repost.
Great addition, except for one thing. The comment text remains in the comment box after comment submission. This makes it too easy to inadvertently repost some left over fragments of a previous comment.
I LIKE this feature …saves me time – multi-tasking – THAT’s what it is all about ! Thanks Guys at WordPress. You rock !
This is great – now one of the main reasons to use a custom commenting plugin like disqus goes away :-) I hope you plan to extend it so OAuth providers like Google and Yahoo get included…
Very nice! … Great feature. Thanks a lot.
This is excellent!
SWEET!! Amazing! Thank you. I’ve been waiting on this for a while!
Interesting … humm , let me test ! :]
Nice! Thanks for this! I’ve had lots of people going back to FB to comment for some reason. maybe now they will stay!
Awesome! You guys are rocking and rolling. So many improvements. Keep them coming!
Amazing! And very pretty! :)
Finally, it’s about time!
ohhh.. how much i love wordpressdotcom XD
Yay for more social media integration!
I am glad this feature is out. Way to go WordPress. Now the question is what wil happen to Discus? For those who are already using it!
…though the [Submit Comment] button is harder to see when WP, Twitter & FB buttons are competing for attention at the other side of the screen.
Now what’s the next step?
(I’m actually just wanting to test and see if my new avatar appears in this comment). :)
This is fantastic. Looks like I joined WordPress at a great time.
Wow…nice feature….i love this…