When to use a comment plugin on our website?

- Andrés Cruz

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When to use a comment plugin on our website?

When to use a comment plugin on our website? A comment plugin integrated into our website allows anyone to comment with the data of any account; by using a comment plugin we can enjoy certain advantages; such as the following:

  • We do not have to worry about saving the stored comments, since they are stored directly by another entity.
  • We can moderate comments made by users and even mark them as spam or abuse.
  • The administrator receives periodic notifications of the comments made by different means; such as social networks or email.
  • Visibility is gained on the web; since the comments are usually reflected in different media such as social networks.
  • All this without having to program anything at all; only obtaining the HTML code that is embedded in our website.

But like everything in life nothing is perfect and everything has its disadvantages:

  • Privacy is lost.
  • A complete administration of the web is not achieved.
  • The Reliance on third party servers; that if these fail or the company closes, the data could be lost.
  • This information cannot be supported.

Conclusions

Definitely; to use comment plugins or not to use them? or better formulated the question: when to use comment plugins and when not to use them?; it all depends on the needs of the project; If it is a company in which comments are vital to it, it is best to invest time and resources in creating your own comment system; since the loss of the same can be fatal for the company; but on the other hand, if it is a website with a high social content (such as blogs), perhaps the best option is to use one of these; since communication with social networks would be a good option to distribute the content.

Andrés Cruz

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