I've been very curious about Muut as a full JS alternative to Disqus.
However, Disqus works like a charm, and Muut simply isn't working at all. Perhaps Muut is more about forums than comments. But if that's the case it is plain wrong to promote it as an alternative to Disqus — because it isn't!
For the moment I'll stay with Disqus. I'll take a second look at Muut in future if they'll go further than early alpha.
This is what I have been searching for! So good on so many levels.
I signed up for muut. So far it looks very clean and promising.
I have a few questions.
I have embedded it on my blog that contains many categories and posts.
My question is how much will this slow your site down after many members have joined and many topics have been created and many replies have accumulated?
Also can this be configured with User Pro or Users Ultra to enable more detailed profiles of the members?
Lastly, how do you "clean up the forum"? Do you have an automation tool designed to delete topics and posts that are greater than 1 year old.
This plugin is completely free however you are automatically given a 14 trial to use some of the 'premium functions'. Here is what you get for free (not premium):
Users can login with facebook, or google+ or with muut acct
Style look & feel
Search engine optimized
Yeah so plenty of funtionality for free -for us broke people lol. I think the premium you get twitter, and mail chimp support so if you have alot of traffic that would be ideal.
I got this plugin for the forum because bbpress is aweful in my theme and I just really don't like it.. especially how it adds a slug at the end of your intended url
e.g. yournameofsite.com/forum <---- forum should post here but instead with bbpress it adds slug to it /forum/forumname etc
Anyways I dont have this problem with muut forums. I'm sure there's some work around to the bbpress probably, but I spent over an hour scratching my head lol and muut was simple to install and unique.
Okay now I am using just the forum part of this plugin and this is what I can say about that aspect of it:
-The forum loads up very fast.
-Automatically gets crawled every hour (this is good SEO)
-Inviting and simple interface.
-Easy to set up
With a couple clicks you can change the color of different things, round the boxes, add shadows to boxes etc and themes (for premium).
And finally.. my biggest impression is that this to me is what disqus would be like if it were a forum; but superior in load time and features. Simple, crawlable by search engines and integrated with other social networks.
Muut is the simplest discussion forum I have ever seen. Quick installation, and easy integration. My readers love it!
Kills the websites css and layout, account not deletable at muut.com and so on. I'd give zero stars.
Is it possible to import usernames, passwords and threads (from another old, forum) or would users need to register as new? Thanks!
These developers that make you install free software then tell you its a free trial are shameless and will always get a one star review from me. Don't add your premium plugins to a site that all about open source, find a better marketing tactic that doesn't waste anyones time. If I could give a "0" star I would.
I wanted a forum that would be attractive and clean, for my website is designed to be a forum only. Muut is just right for what I wanted: a clean and attractive forum that I could embed right into my site. I received live human non-robotic support quickly and at the most obscene times of the evening. I am so grateful to Paul Hughes, who helped me create customized discussion sub-channels that look great on the site/forum. Michael Neil is also wonderfully helpful. Thank you both very much.
Other forums get the job done, but they aren't ideal if your forum is the heart of your website. I tried a few, but they were ugly. Aside from the appearance of Muut, I appreciate the spirit of it. Its creators wrote a mantra, and at least two of the people who helped me via live support referred to it. They walk the walk, that's for sure. At first, I was miffed that I couldn't change what I had posted or delete posts from the forum. But not now. We should think about what we post before we do so. That can be a hard pill to swallow, but words are powerful. We should be heartfelt and thoughtful with them. (I am saying this to myself as much as I am saying it to anyone who reads this.) Muut helps me remember this by insisting that I stand by what I post and not make careless mistakes because I am distracted or in a rush. I appreciate that, and I hope this plugin will start a movement that changes the tone and correctness of many of the comments and discussions taking place online.
Was having some difficulty with the set up of my Muut and not only did Paul from Muut take the time and help me solve the problem (with numerous emails since I wasn't that swift) but after he solve those problems he helped me with WordPress formatting and got my site to where I needed it to be. He was great.
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