Add Live Commenting to WordPress Sites
This is the "too long did not read" version of the WordPress instructions.
- Go to your WordPress dashboard Plugins page. Click
- Search for
- Install and activate our plugin.
FastCommentson the left navigation.
- Follow instructions. This usually takes a few minutes, but not more.
- If you have tens of thousands, or millions of comments, it may take some time to sync.
FastComments is designed to be customized to match your site.
If you'd like to add custom styling, or tweak configuration, Checkout our Customization Documentation to learn how.
Your members will receive the same notifications as any other type of FastComments.com user when they are replied to or mentioned. Learn more.
While we can't control how themes are implemented, FastComments supports the majority of themes.
Some themes that try to move the comment area into modals and similar layouts may require custom development support from us.
By default, FastComments syncs back to your WordPress site daily. This is purely for backup purposes so you continue to own a copy of the data, and for plugins that may depend on it.
This does not happen immediately with every comment saved due to the nature of some sites being able to handle heavy read traffic, their database deployments are not always able to handle the heavy write traffic (hence offloading this work to FastComments).
The sync schedule back to the WordPress can be customed by installing a plugin. We recommend WP Crontrol.
- Install WP Crontrol
- Go to
Settings -> Cron Schedules.
- Go to the
- Search for
- Edit the event. You can configure the hook to run hourly, twice a day, daily (default), or once a week.
The sync back to WordPress can also be performed any time manually by going to the FastComments plugin dashboard and selecting
Manually Sync. You will have
the option to sync back to your WP install, or to re-upload your WP comments to FastComments servers.
Deactivating the plugin will remove your token from your WordPress install. Your data remains on FastComments servers until you delete your account. If you re-activate the plugin, then you will have to perform the initial sync again.
Uninstalling the plugin removes all data related to the plugin, but you still would have to delete your FastComments account to delete the data that resides there.