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How to Set Up the Advanced Settings in Thrive Comments

This feature allows you to make multiple commenting changes - They are divided into 3 categories: Keywords, Labels and Page Speed Optimization.

You can access the Advanced Settings feature straight from the Thrive Comments dashboard

Moving forward, by clicking on the toggle, the Advanced Settings will show up, being displayed as a new section on the dashboard.

Automatically Link Keywords

The first option allows you to automatically link certain words from the moderator replies to a URL or even a page / post from your site. 

For example, every time the word "Google" is mentioned in a moderator's reply, you want it to be automatically linked to "".

For this, click on "Add New":

On the first field, type in "Google" and then press ENTER: 

In the second field, type in the URL (e.g.

Remember, you can use the second field to search among the pages / posts from your website: 

Below, you can also choose to open the redirect page in a new tab or to make it "no-follow". After everything is set up, you can simply click on "Save". 

Here's how this example will look like on the front-end, before the visitor's eyes: 

You can add as many linked keywords you see fit, by clicking on the same "Add New" button.

The last option from the User Roles section allows you to load new comments in real time: 

If this feature is enabled - A new comment will be visible to the admin, on the front-end, in the very second the user submits it, without having to refresh the page. 

If the comment needs to be approved first, it will carry the "This comment is awaiting moderation" message, but will still show up instantaneously. 

Customize & Translate Labels 

This feature allows you to bring changes to all the labels that are available on the front-end interface. You can also translate any of the labels.

To start using the feature, simply click on the Customize button: 

After clicking on the button, a window will pop up on your screen, showing all the labels that will show up on the front-end interface: 

For example, the first label: "{number_of_comments} comments} is the first label on the front-end, as well, starting from the top of the commenting section - It shows the total number of comments that have been posted on the page / post: 

As you can see, the {number_of_comments} part represents the actual comment count - So, our recommendation is that you only change the last part.

Then, to change a label, all you need to do is click on the field and replace what you see fit:

Then, this is how the label will look like on the front-end:

The same principle can be applied to any of the labels from the list.

Page Speed Optimization

By using this feature, you will be able to improve the speed of the page/post where the comments are displayed. 

Starting off with the first option, you can load the comments only when the user scrolls down on the page until he reaches the actual comment section. 

This means that the comments will not load when the user opens the page, and the loading speed will be much faster.

The next option applies if you have multiple comments on the page and you have divided them into pages (See: General Settings): 

If the comments are divided, and the option is ENABLED - The user can load the next page of comments only by clicking on the "Load More Comments" button: 

If the option is DISABLED, the next page of comments will be loaded automatically. 

Last, but not least, you can display the avatar images only when the comment enters viewport:

If this option is enabled, the loading speed for the entire page will be much faster.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If so, don't forget to rate it, below. However, if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to send us a message, on the Thrive Themes Forum.