Quick question as this is noted as "done" - how do you enable both options?
to use both Facebook and/or normal comments on each post
Many of us have been running commercial or private blogs for several years now. Facebook is great, but losing all comment background over the years is kind of a drag... not to say that Facebook is not for all audiences.
Wouldn't it be nice to have BOTH options available? Ways:
1) To enable one of each options on each post.
2) To have two sets of comments on each post - both the Facebook AND the regular comments.
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Sorry Pamela, that must have been a mistake. It is in the "Planned" category.
Any idea when this may happen? Comments are a huge part of my traffic flow for my blog. Thanks!
We haven't put a set date on this but it's a high priority for the next few updates.
Has this been released yet?
There were some complications with this. For example, how do you treat a conversation in the comments threads when there are two separate areas to comment (Facebook comments and Wordpress comments area). Do you have a suggestion on how to treat this? Do you guys care that there are two separate areas to comment? Which one gets priority?
Brad, I really appreciate your note on this. Personally my concern in having two separate areas to comment on is that it will confuse visitors -- that they won't be able to easily see how to add their comment and leave without adding anything, which is a little defeating altogether. I'm not a huge fan of the FB comments because they don't show up on the feeds (unless there's something I've set incorrectly?). I was testing FB comments over the last couple of months and also noticed there isn't an opportunity to "share" a post -- just like it. I think for now I'm going to sit tight on the WP comments but would be interested to hear others' experiences in how they're handling it.
I agree with Brad that coping with BOTH systems (FB and WP) in the same post would provoke clumsy interactions...
...but what if the user could choose WHICH system he prefers to use in EACH post? One post, one system: WP or Facebook. That could be useful so to have different policies on different types of content. Example: "To use FB comments for my posts on wedding photography, and use WP comments for my Tutorials and Help entires."