For digital marketing, an efficient social engagement is a catalyst for promotion of the same. And for the posts and blogs you create, it becomes crucial that they reach far and wide and generate a buzz about them. This comes easy with Facebook Comments Plugin for WordPress. It allows users to comment on your content with their Facebook IDs. With this plugin you can moderate the comments as well, if need be.
Why Should WordPress Users Turn to Facebook Comments?
1. Whipping Up People about your Site
Wouldn’t you want attention for your site, if it’s for free? More activity on your comment section will help in promotion of your site without having you to pay for it. Users can share their comment activity on their Facebook profile, exposing your site to more people. This ‘sharing thing‘ is not possible with default comments of WordPress.
2. Building Up an Audience and Increasing Social Engagement
Comments generate replies and more comments. So, with people striking conversations among themselves, your site will witness ‘repeat visitors’. So, effortlessly, your site ends up being a place for social engagement, with more visits to your site.
3. Easy Way of Submitting Reviews
This is an amazingly easy way for people to review your content and letting you know their expectations from your site, as Facebook has more than one billion active users.
4. Ranking Algorithm
Facebook understands the value of genuine reviews and therefore, pushes the valuable comments to the top. The comments which are most liked are put above all other comments. So, your site visitors get to see the most popular comments first, which you can’t do with default WordPress’s commenting system.
5. Report Spams
With the increased abuse of social media, spam comments are as common as dandelions. Facebook helps you deal with such spams once you report about them.
A Complete Guide into the Facebook Comments Plugin
Putting this plugin to use is going to be a cakewalk for you with these elaborate steps.
Open your WordPress dashboard. Then navigate to Plugins and click on ‘Add New’ option. Search for Facebook Comments plugin.
Once installed and activated, you will have new option for this plugin in your WP Dashboard’s Settings section. Click on it to see the settings for Facebook Comments plugin.
After this, you will see a notice board instructing you to enter your Facebook App ID. Click on ‘Create an App to handle your comments’.
Now you should be taken to Facebook, where you will have to click on the green button-‘Register Now’ to become a Facebook developer, if you are not already.
Now click on the option to ‘Add a New App’.
Select your ‘App Type’ from the options on your screen. As this plugin will be be used for comments section in WordPress, we will select the Website option.
Once you have selected your app, click on ‘Skip and Create App ID’.
In the next step choose a Display Name, add an email ID and Category of your APP.
Once you are done with all this, you have created your App ID successfully.
You can configure the settings accordingly in ‘Comment Moderation Area’, where you can add moderators or admins to manage the comments on your posts. You can also manage settings for language, color scheme, homepage, no. of comments and much more with this plugin.
Click Save Changes once you are done.
Now at the end of all your posts, you shall see the option to disable Facebook comments. You can use this feature to disable Facebook comments for certain posts, if you wish.
The best part about this plugin is, its potential to turn a matter viral. Keep in touch with the boundless social network with this plugin. Hope this was helpful. For further queries, do comment below.