You can now show commenters some love with our new feature.
Introducing: Comment Likes
I’m sure we’ve all experienced this — reading through a comment thread, and seeing a particularly well-written comment, whether it be informative, insightful, or just plain funny. You want to show the commenter that you appreciate their work, but don’t have a reply for them, so you just move on. Well, those days are over!
Comment Likes are now available on all WordPress.com sites. We’ve seen how much you enjoy Post Likes, and want to bring that kind of love to comments, too. When you enable Comment Likes on your site, you’ll see a small Like appear below all the comments on your site, just like this one.
You and all your readers can click it to show your appreciation!
If you prefer to read in the WordPress Android or iOS apps, we’re working hard to bring Comment Likes to both of them as well — stay tuned for upcoming releases.
To activate Comment Likes, head to Settings ➡ Sharing in your dashboard, or check out the Comment Likes support page. Don’t forget to show some love in the comment section below!
Okay but, so, what was the hat/beard trick then?
I’ve always hoped this feature would come along. Now, what about having our “most liked” comments recive higher ranking, making them auto featured at the top of the comments section? A lot of news sites do that. Also, would be cool to allow readers to choose how comments are displayed for them, such as “oldest on top”, “newest on top” or “most liked”?
Keep up the great work! I love WP!
Aaaand… this is exactly why I am SO glad I just switched over to wordpress from the uneventfull other norwegian blogplatform I am moving out from. Features like this, amongst other features I have discovered WP has plenty of, is making blogging fun again. I am still tweaking my blog in here, but everything in WP I have discovered so far, has such a qualitystamp on it, I realize I have been missing out all this time. Thanks! I will remember this feature, I really like it. (no pun intended. Wait, who am I kidding. Yes, pun.)
This is great – I’ve been using it on my blog for a month or two now and it’s a nice way to acknowledge the last comment in a thread, or to add a “me too” to someone else’s comment if you don’t have anything new to say.
I won’t say I’ve seen huge amounts of activity (and still about the same number of proper comments) but the clicks here and there are worth it.