Tinkering with Attempts at Honesty

TinkeringIn an effort toward continuous improvement, I am constantly tinkering with the structure of Attempts at Honesty. Specifically, I want to make it easier for people to comment on posts. Over the years I have tried a variety of comment plugins. Disqus, Livefyre and Jetpack were some of the plugins that I have tried but they all felt short in one or both of two of these two ways:

  1. They slowed down the site. No-one wants to sit and watch a spinning icon waiting for the page to load.
  2. They made it more difficult to add a comment. Both Lifefyre and Disqus push you to obtain credentials in their proprietary systems.

As a result, I have gone back to the native WordPress comment system.

Not long ago, I found two new plugins that enhance the native WordPress system and add a couple of cool features. The plugins are called wpDiscuz and Super Socializer.

If you scroll down to the comment section below this post, you will see that you can log in using your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ ID. Or, you can simply add your name and email address and not log in. This simplifies the process of adding a comment.

In addition, if you like you can click on the “Facebook Comments” link and simultaneously add your comment to Attempts at Honesty and post it to your Facebook Page.

My point is not to bore you with the mechanics of how the blog is put together, but to point out that you have the opportunity to add your thoughts to what is presented in each post.

I hope that you find it easy to do so and I am excited to hear from you.