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Well, I gave the Livefyre commenting system a try on my various blogs, and loved it for awhile. I particularly appreciated how it would magically transport the comments people made on my Facebook page into my blog.

Nice feature!

Sadly, though, the latest Livefyre update has proven (at least in my case) to be a bit of a mess – duplicate comments, comments showing up on my dashboard but not on my blog itself, comments only showing up on my blog when using certain browsers to view the page… that sort of thing. Even the comments and replies imported from Facebook no longer indicated that they were from Facebook, but were all mixed in with the comments and replies posted on my blog itself, which was incredibly confusing.

So now I’ve made the move back to my tried-and-true built-in commenting system along with a plug-in that allows you to follow replies if you so choose, and also the popular CommentLuv plugin (which I’d always been sad to lose). I hope the various changes haven’t proven to be too much of a pain to my lovely readers, and that you will (continue to) comment freely! 🙂

(Now if I could only find a way to import my Facebook page comments into my posts, I’d be a truly happy blogger…)

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Corinne Rodrigues
    August 23, 2012

    I got fed up of Livefyre too, tried out Disqus but that wasn’t any better. CommentLuv it is for me too – just invested in the premium one today and keeping my fingers crossed 😉
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    • Laurel Regan
      August 23, 2012

      It’s too bad the others didn’t work out, but at least we know that CommentLuv is wonderful! I’ll let you know if I find the elusive FB page posts plugin (I vaguely recall hearing something at BlogHer ’12, so will have to dig through my resources to see if I can find it.)
      Laurel Regan recently posted… Bloggy HousekeepingMy Profile

  • Kathy August 23, 2012

    I always found the livefrye a pain to use while commenting at those sites that used it. Personally I am glad you are now using comment love because there are many occasions I find I want to show you some love!

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  • sandra tyler August 23, 2012

    Oh. So that’s what fyre was about. I like that idea of incorporatingbFB comments. But does sound like a mess. I’ll have to check out commentluv.
    sandra tyler recently posted… Writing Stuff and SuchMy Profile

    • Laurel Regan
      August 23, 2012

      CommentLuv is great. I just have the basic (free) version, and love it. I’m also playing around with a separate plugin that supposedly imports FB page comments, so we’ll see how that works out!
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  • Kat August 23, 2012

    As long as there aren’t any captchas, I can handle it!
    Kat recently posted… Celebrating My 1 Year Blogaversary! WooHoo!My Profile

  • Becky August 23, 2012

    Ohh, captchas–they’ve gotten harder and harder for me to decipher. There’ve been times I’ve just given up and not commented on blogs. Why make it impossible for readers to comment? I have a good spam filter and first-time commenters require approval. Works for me!
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  • Jill of All Trades August 24, 2012

    I don’t know what is right anymore, just what works for YOU! It’s so hard to try to find the perfect thing to do to benefit everyone, including yourself.
    Jill of All Trades recently posted… Fortune Cookie FridayMy Profile


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