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Facebook Comments by Fat Panda

Replace WordPress commenting with the Facebook Comments widget, quickly and easily.

3 reviews
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4 stars
It's not bad, but I went with something else
By , for WP 3.8.3

The setup was easy, but I had a few issues. The default comment system was still being displayed, even when I disabled it. Comments were not being saved to my website, and so the theme's comment count system did not display the count correctly.

There also does not seem to be any spam protection against the default commenting form. Not a huge issue, since I wasn't using the default system. But still getting periodic emails of a spam bot posting a comment is annoying.

I went with another facebook commenting plugin which had none of these issues out of the box, and more features. I was much more satisfied with that plugin.

This plugin is just inferior in terms of features. However, because it is easy to set up and doesn't nag at you to donate or spam your dashboard, I'll give it 4 stars instead of 3.

4 stars
Works great, but no pending admin notification
By , for WP 3.6.1

Unlink other plugins, this one saves the comments into the WordPress's native comment system, and could co-exist with existing comment form (need some tweak to your theme's function). The plugin is easy to setup and runs very well. One major missing item is e-mail notification when there is a pending comment... lacking this functionality makes the option "require admin approval" difficult to use. I was able to tweak another plugin to send the notification (Facebook Comment Notifier), but it would be great if this functionality could be built-in directly.

4 stars
Easy to set up facebook comments plug in by Fat Panda
By , for WP 3.4.2

The instructions given to create a facebook application and to set up the plug in properly were very helpful. Width of the facebook comment widget can be customized which is great. Two color schemes light and dark is also useful and you can choose between them according to your theme's color. The only reason I gave this plug in 4 stars because it takes some time to load the facebook comment section.

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