Add Comments to Your Content & Landing Pages

Update

Thrive Content Builder and Thrive Landing pages have been replaced by Thrive Architect, which now has 271 pre-designed page templates and you can preview them all in our landing pages gallery.

One of the best ways to engage your visitors is to give them a chance to leave comments - and with it, start a dialogue.

Comments help you learn more about the people in your audience and they make you, your website and your brand more real and more personal in your visitor's mind.​

Because of that, we're very happy to announce the addition of super easy comment embedding in all Thrive Content Builder content as well as in Thrive Landing Pages.

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Which One to Use?

The new "Comments" element in our visual editor supports two systems: Facebook Comments and Disqus.​

If you're wondering which of the two you should use, I can provide you with a short answer and a long answer.

The short answer is that neither is "better" than the other and for most intents and purposes, they're very similar.

The longer answer is one I wrote about in this post here, comparing Facebook Comments, Disqus and various other commenting systems.​

A Hint for Facebook Comments

If you embed Facebook comments on a page and they don't display or don't display correctly, it could be a caching issue. The quickest way to resolve this is to go to the Facebook Debugger Tool and entering the URL of the page where you're trying to show the comments box.​

Click on the "Fetch new scrape information" button to reset Facebook's cached information of your page:​

When you've done that, you can reload your page and your comment box will be showing correctly.

Over to You

Check out this video to see how to add Facebook/Disqus comments in Thrive Architect (formerly Thrive Content Builder & Thrive Landing Pages)

What do you think about this new feature addition to our plugins? Leave a comment below to let us know!

Shane

P.S.: Click here to learn more about the 'welcome page' shown in the video and my whole personal branding focused list-building funnel.

Author: Shane Melaugh

Shane Melaugh is a co-founder and the CEO of Thrive Themes. When he isn't plotting new ways to create awesome WordPress themes & plugins, he likes to geek out about camera equipment and medieval swords. He also writes about startups and marketing here.

  • Jesse says:

    Good stuff!

  • Joerg U says:

    Great Idea Shane, and you say it all. ;-) thanks. By the way, thanks for all the Updates, great Support and the new Feature Instruction Videos last Time!

    Joerg

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Joerg!

  • John says:

    This is GOLD!! I was just thinking about implementing this on a new Contest I am going to be running soon. This is exciting.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Good stuff! Always happy to hear it when users find a way to implement a new feature right away. :)

  • Carsten W says:

    Great Features almost every day.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Maybe that should be our new slogan. :)

  • Daniel L says:

    Thank you!! I love this guys! New Features almost every day!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Daniel!

  • Lee says:

    It’s great that you’re adding all these new features, Shane. And I’ve got and understood every one so far.

    But this one has me stumped. Why would I want visitors to leave comments in the middle of my pages? Or, heaven forbid, or highly crafted and optimised landing pages?

    And, even if I did want users to leave comments, do I have to go and open a Disqus account or (yucks!) a Facebook account? I take it these comments users post on these pages will then appear on the Facebook account setup for this purpose? Why use this rather than the built-in WordPress comment system that can be tied to Akismet and other spam filtering?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello Lee,

      It’s true that you probably wouldn’t want to add them in the middle of your content. In the video, I just wanted to make it clear that this is an element that can be placed anywhere, without restrictions.

      On some landing pages, adding comments can be very beneficial, like on a welcome page, as shown in the video. Another landing page that can benefit from a comments field is the Product Launch Page we recently added to Thrive Landing Pages.
      Another example: a podcast bonus episode download page like the one in our Phonic page set.

      If you want to use the built-in comments system in WordPress, you can of course do that, on all your regular posts and pages.

      For landing pages, we chose Facebook Comments and Disqus, because they have several distinct advantages. Apart from built-in spam protection, both of them also have built-in notifications, which makes commenting more of a dialogue. Facebook also comes with a social traffic and social proof factor that can be very useful for product launches.

      Another advantage is on the technical side. Without getting into details, these embeddable comments are ideal for landing pages, whereas adding a WordPress comments field as a page element like this would be a bit more complicated and more error-prone.

  • Very nice :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad you like it, Rico. :)

  • Great feature!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Birgir!

  • Ahmed says:

    Thanks for the updates Shane. I would love to see a feature where I can add a big beautiful search bar in the center of my homepage. so people can search articles. For minimalistic design.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you for your suggestion, Althaf!

  • Carolyn says:

    Thank you for all the regular updates and videos Shane. Every time one comes through I am so thankful I signed up for Thrive Themes. I am a non-techie but you make everything super easy to understand and I actually really enjoy trying out all your suggestions. Now I’m off to add Facebook comments

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      That’s great to hear, Carolyn! Thanks for your encouraging feedback.

  • This is incredible! Thank you so much!!! I wanted to use the Facebook comments plugin, but it is a real pain to set up in every site, this way I can easily add a commenting on every page.

    Just one question, let’s say that I add the Facebook comments to a page/blog post, can I add as a moderator a Facebook page instead of a profile?

    Thanks again Shane!
    Keep up the amazing work!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Jonathan,

      You can’t add a page as a moderator, however, when you add yourself as a moderator, you can choose to reply either as yourself or as any of the pages that you’re an admin of.

  • Bjarne says:

    Cant wait to try!

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      I hope you’ll like the way this works, Bjarne.

  • Rachel says:

    Excellent! Thanks.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Glad you like it, Rachel!

  • Warren H says:

    Thanks Shane!
    This is fantastic.
    Just one more reason to move away from Leadpages and Optimized press especially for PLF type launches.

    Thanks for excellent products and service

    Warren

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Warren! Happy to know that you like the additions we’ve been making. :)

  • Joan B says:

    Do you guys ever sleep? I’m still catching up with the last update! Thank you…I really appreciate your innovation and service.

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you very much, Joan! We do sleep, yes. Once or twice a week… :P

  • Noelene E says:

    always love your updates Shane…though sometimes its hard to keep up! :)

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Thank you, Noelene. I’m afraid that’s a problem I can’t solve. We have many plans for our products (and plans for new ones), and we don’t intend to slow down. :)

  • Sam says:

    What a great edition to Thrive Content Builder and Thrive Leads. I love your programs and use them daily. They are great.

  • LaDonna R says:

    Is there a way to have a twitter feed on your website, if you edit with Thrive Content Builder? I’m also having trouble creating a sidebar, if possible.

    Thank you for this amazing addition

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hello LaDonna,

      For the Twitter feed, you’d need a plugin that makes that available via a short code and you can then insert that short code in your content. You can do this in TCB content just like you would in the WordPress content editor.

      For the sidebar, that’s up to your theme. Content Builder only governs the part of your site inside the content area. The sidebar would be a widget area, driven by the theme and the page template you choose.

  • Steve says:

    Love the power this gives me with page design Shane!
    Comments are another form of social proof and Thrive lets me utilize that for key pages.
    Thrive helps me Thrive ;)

  • Eric Beaty says:

    Finally, an easy way to do this without all the coding and third party plugins! It would be great if there was a way to integrate this feature into all of my previous blog posts (I use Thrive Landing Pages) without having to manually add it to each post.

  • Juan B says:

    Awesome

  • John R says:

    Very nice :)

  • Junkyu J says:

    How could I change the facebook language setting? I need to change it to Korean rather than English. pls let me know.

  • Paul says:

    Good stuff Shane.

    Question: What are you using for comments on this very post?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      Hi Paul,

      On this post, we’re using default WordPress comments. We’ve styled and customized them to match our needs.

  • Lisa Patel says:

    Hello I want to know that disqus and facebook comments are by default no follow, can I make it do follow for my landing page or blog?

  • Andrea says:

    Hi Shane and thank you!
    I would like to know if the comment are also visible inside the Facebook user’s profile page and also inside my Facebook page, or this plugin just allows a user to add a comment once logged in on Facebook.

  • Steven B says:

    How can we get regular WP comments on a landing page?

    • Shane Melaugh says:

      It’s not possible to embed the WP native comments in a landing page.

  • Junefrey says:

    Hi Shane. I have a specific video post on FB and there’s a comment on it. I also put that video on my website together with fb comments element.

    My question is, can I also import the original comments in fb to my website landing page? How?

  • Adam says:

    Hi ….. Love that you are using thrive comments here now….question…How can I Thrive Comments To A Page On My Site? Not just a blog post? Thanks

  • All these new feature you adding which are really great. And i have got and understand every one so far. I have found useful dealing from the content what is inspired me to improve my business direct mailing lists.

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