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
Jun 8th at 1:13 am
Actually, I have been long time waiting for this feature. Thank you
Jun 8th at 1:14 am
I agree that this should have been opt-in – not mandatory. Maybe someone doesn’t want Twitterbook commenters on their WP. Maybe somebody doesn’t like those ugly blue rectangles mussing up their theme. Whatever.
Why shouldn’t we have complete control over such a feature? Especially paying users.
Jun 8th at 1:19 am
This is cool! much needed. Is this only for comments? Or for the like button also? can someone click on ‘Like’ through their FB or TW account?
Jun 8th at 1:33 am
Cool! I was noticing the new comment box earlier today–I just thought it was something special for the blog I was on at the moment. Very nice.
Jun 8th at 1:34 am
Missing Google, Yahoo and ultimately QQ connect and other fast growing Chinese services. But anyway great job WP !
Jun 8th at 1:39 am
Nice feature. Is this a plugin??
Jun 8th at 1:47 am
This is great. I’m glad I chose WordPress over the others. Thanks for this.
Jun 8th at 1:47 am
Is there something I need to do to add this feature?
Jun 8th at 1:48 am
Sweet…I like it!
Jun 8th at 1:49 am
Love this! Love the fact that you all are “on it” bringing the best.
Jun 8th at 1:56 am
Love this feature a lot
Jun 8th at 1:59 am
It’s awesome that facebook and twitter are getting better integrations here at wordpress. You guys are awesome awesome people.
Jun 8th at 2:00 am
Great! Wake up this morning and… dream come true!
Jun 8th at 2:08 am
Is this enabled for VIP hosted sites?
Jun 8th at 2:26 am
what a great news!!!! love it so much!!
Jun 8th at 2:29 am
you lovely folks keep rolling out the good stuff. we have truly been spoiled in the last 12months or so. such good value features. thank . you.
Jun 8th at 2:50 am
Yay! Choice is always a good thing. Thanks for all the upgrades.
Jun 8th at 3:15 am
Can I Un-Check Twitter and email options? I mean to say that I don’t want to allow the user comments using Twitter and email Ids. I just want to allow FaceBook and WordPress authentication
Can you please help me with this?
Jun 8th at 3:21 am
This has got to be one of the best new feature of WordPress! Thank you very much for this!
Jun 8th at 3:24 am
Great! Saves a lot of time…
Jun 8th at 3:26 am
Great improvement!!! Keep it up. WordPress rocks
Jun 8th at 3:27 am
Sweet Sweet! I just need some more readers, lol!
Jun 8th at 3:30 am
It should attract more visitor to leave comments.
Jun 8th at 3:33 am
This is a good move in the right direction!
Jun 8th at 3:35 am
Jun 8th at 4:16 am
Social media integration win… Great stuff guys keep up the good work!
Jun 8th at 4:27 am
Brilliant, thanks for this. (I used my Twitter ID to post this comment!)
Jun 8th at 4:42 am
This. is. the. coolest!
This will make my WordPress-virgin friends to easily leave a comment on my posts. Thank you so much, WordPress!
Jun 8th at 4:49 am
This is Really Great! Does it automatically install if I am using the free account for WordPress?
Jun 8th at 4:53 am
Thank you very much. (Çok teşekkür ederim)
Jun 8th at 5:03 am
From reading the comments it is obvious plenty of WP users are pleased by the changes. Not being computer savvy and hooked into other sites – me not so much. I really think ‘if its not broke – don’t fix it’ and I’m really not comfortable with FB attached to any and everything – what is the putpose?? I preferred the previous comment box, but maybe there are kinks making the new comment box a problem when posting? My last comment is I’m sure everyone would have appreciated a forewarning before the new installation just showed up. TY
Jun 8th at 5:07 am
Woohoo! That’s awesome. Thanks!
Jun 8th at 5:08 am
Thanks. Much appreciated. Much expected.
Jun 8th at 5:17 am
Wonderful addition. It is very useful. Go on making world better. I am using this feature for commenting. I always comment more than writing my blog posts. Can you do something to add my comments on my blog also?
Jun 8th at 5:24 am
Well done. Well done.
Once again WordPress.com, you’ve outdone yourself.
I’ve been “flying” with WP.com for over 3 years now and have absolutely no desire to explore going self-hosted.
There is just soooooo many benefits of having WP.com do everything for you. You folks are simply amazing and make my blogging so incredibly easy.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Jun 8th at 5:29 am
great, too easy to comment now thank you wordpress
Jun 8th at 5:30 am
Thanks for keeping it cool!
Jun 8th at 6:30 am
I have been waiting for this. Thanks a lot!!!
Jun 8th at 6:36 am
seems good for people who know what they are doing, but poss just extra buttons to confuse for many people who are new to blogs or find the whole worldwide interweb a challenge! Great for kids bad for their grandparents.
can you post a comment by just inputtung details and then Post Comment? What I’d really like is for comments on my FB page to go straight to the blog because many friends just comment on what they see on FB rather than clicking through to the blog. that can leave the blog looking a bit sparse or two different discussions going on. Thanks
Jun 8th at 6:47 am
I love you WordPress. I’m so glad I started blogging with you.
Jun 8th at 6:52 am
This should save a lot of time switching between sites, lovely.
Jun 8th at 6:56 am
I like this…very well…thanks you
Jun 8th at 6:57 am
I like this.. very well…. thanks you…
Jun 8th at 6:57 am
It’s very nice to see this tool, thank you for this awesome feature!
Jun 8th at 7:03 am
Jun 8th at 7:13 am
I had always wanted this feature to be implemented at WP.com. THANK YOU so very much. Now, when will you bring changes in the Facebook page/profile badge so that profile pics of fans can also be displayed along with the LIKE button on the blog sidebar itself.
Jun 8th at 7:31 am
I just saw the upgraded comment box at my blog and it is really an awesome thing. Now without using any of the add-ons or CSS upgrades, I got a modernized comment box. great work.
Jun 8th at 7:32 am
Do like this new feature very much! Helpful for those without any blogs/websites, but do have twitter/fb
Jun 8th at 7:36 am
This is a good one.
Jun 8th at 7:37 am
This sure is a step in the right direction although I do not consider the problem to be solved. Authentication is such a pain still.
Jun 8th at 7:38 am
Nice! I noticed this yesterday when I was changing my theme and fooling around trying to figure things out. I was confused at first and thought maybe it was something with the theme, but then I thought maybe the people at WordPress maybe just made a really cool change. ^_^
Jun 8th at 7:40 am
Do you think I should try?
Jun 8th at 7:50 am
Jun 8th at 8:02 am
Great feature! I hope this comes soon for self-hosted WordPress blogs, too — would be truly amazing to see this feature implemented any time soon.
Jun 8th at 8:03 am
Jun 8th at 8:08 am
That’s cool. Nice to see WordPress is pressing on.
Jun 8th at 8:23 am
Wow wow wow, awesome, amazing. You made me feel happy and i see you really support your users. I would never thought I came in the wrong place just to create a free and beautiful blog. I don’t think I need to move to somewhere else. I love you wordpress.Thanks! Well done!
Jun 8th at 8:26 am
When can I find this feature inside wordpress software distribution?
Jun 8th at 8:27 am
This is awesome. Can’t wait for this to hit WP.org as a plugin
Jun 8th at 8:40 am
Jun 8th at 8:43 am
Love this tip – will apply asap! However, I am still having major issues conncecting my blog to my Facebook page with just one button. Any ideas? (BTW, connection to Twitter account, worked immediately, no hassles)
Jun 8th at 8:47 am
hi,it,s realy useful for those who have not wordpress and twitter acounts.
Jun 8th at 8:48 am
Excellent. I like this move.
Jun 8th at 8:49 am
What a great idea – I’ve found leaving comments on blogger powered blogs really painful – this looks nice and simple/
Jun 8th at 8:51 am
Jun 8th at 9:00 am
wordpress is getting better and better, i have all my blogs in wordress and i am totaly satisfied.
Jun 8th at 9:01 am
Thanks this is so much easier!
Jun 8th at 9:01 am
wordpress is getting better and better
Jun 8th at 9:35 am
Great work guys!
Jun 8th at 9:42 am
Wow this is so cool!
Jun 8th at 9:52 am
Jun 8th at 9:56 am
This is great! Thanks!
Jun 8th at 10:03 am
This solves my only problem with WP.com
Jun 8th at 10:12 am
Jun 8th at 10:21 am
Jun 8th at 10:29 am
These will help visitors to leave comments. But, i still need their email for our contact. Otherway, this feature makes our comment form looks more impressive.
Jun 8th at 10:31 am
Jun 8th at 11:24 am
A great addition, almost as good as the new full screen composition box!
Jun 8th at 11:24 am
That is cool…