ReplyBox – Better WordPress Comments


Want a Disqus alternative that simplifies everything? ReplyBox is a simple, privacy-focused comment system that’s lightweight and blazingly-fast.

Private: Built For Peace of Mind

Who doesn’t love tracking, ads and affiliate links every time they log on? Turns out everyone!

We know that you and your users don’t want to have to navigate ads and worry about the way your personal data is being handled, so we built a comment system with a difference.

All we’re focused on is making sure those all-important little comments get to where they need to go, and nothing else. That means we never monetize data, take over links, or track who’s doing what.

We’re built and hosted in the UK, fully secured, and encrypted. Not only that, if you want to know how we use the tiny amount of data we do collect, all you have to do is ask.

Lightweight: Built For Speed

Fast page loading means happy visitors, and happy visitors mean more customers.

That’s why we made ReplyBox just 17 KB so that we’re super fast, lightweight and truly agile when you compare us to any other comment system. Perfect for when you want Google to notice that you’ve sped up your game and you’re worthy of jumping up their rankings.

And Disqus? It’s nearly 30 times heavier than we are.

We Always Look the Part

We made ReplyBox so that it’s modern, minimalist and mobile friendly from the moment you get started.


ReplyBox is all about making life simpler, so we added everything you need and nothing more.

Goodbye Spam: We use Akismet and a few other bright ideas to keep the spammers on the sidelines where they belong.

Instant Moderation: Control all new comments with a manual approval system that’s simple and effective.

Markdown Formatting: Links, lists, quotes, code blocks and even your favorite emojis are all welcome here 💪

Natural Discussion: We’ve added nested comments so your users can reply direct to any comment they like and share their bright ideas.

Always in the Loop: Anyone can subscribe to email notifications in an instant so that a reply or comment is never missed.

Social Login: Make commenting even easier by authenticating via Google in just two clicks (Twitter and the rest coming soon).

Work Wonders With WordPress: Import existing comments and sync everything without ever having to lift a finger.

Custom CSS: Use CSS to transform ReplyBox into the on-brand addition your business has been waiting for.

Webhooks: Notify external services that new comments have been added and streamline your workflow.

Emoji Reactions (coming soon): Sometimes all you need is a simple 👍 or 😍, so we’re adding it for you.

Pin a Comment (coming soon): Highlight a bright idea or spark of inspiration with the click of a button so you never lose it.

More Design Options (coming soon): Our designers are hard at work putting the finishing touches to even more ways to turn on the style.

Plugin Features

Our WordPress plugin means you get ReplyBox without having to do a thing. Once installed, ReplyBox replaces the native WordPress comment system.

Comment Import: Import existing WordPress comments to ReplyBox with the click of a button.

Comment Syncing: Any new comments posted to ReplyBox will be synced to WordPress. Meaning, if at any point you disable the ReplyBox WordPress plugin, your comments will remain in WordPress.


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Contributors & Developers

“ReplyBox – Better WordPress Comments” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Add support for authenticating WordPress users with ReplyBox via single sign-on.


  • Don’t show the ReplyBox embed on post types with comments closed.


  • Don’t show the ReplyBox embed on WooCommerce product pages.
  • Fix “PHP Notice: register_rest_route was called incorrectly”.


  • Enable linking to individual comments.


  • Fix comment links not scrolling to the comments section.


  • Added API endpoints for updating and deleting comments.


  • Initial release.