New Jetpack Comments for WordPress Allows Readers to Post Comments from Twitter or Facebook Accounts but not Linkedin

The Jetpack plug-in for WordPress blogs has added comments to its functionality. According to JetPack:

We’re breaking down the barriers between you and your audience. When someone reads an article on your site and wants to comment, they can now use one of their existing social networking accounts to post a comment. No longer do they need to create yet another account and profile.

I’m testing it out on my site right now. So if you want to see how this works, enter a comment here and it will allow you to post a comment from your WordPress, Twitter, or Facebook accounts. One of the downsides is that it doesn’t allow people to post comments from LinkedIn, which would benefit business-based blogs. Hopefully, they’ll add that capability soon.

The big upside is that since I downloaded the new Jetpack, comment spam has gone way down on my site. I haven’t received a spam comment since activating Jetpack comments. Hopefully, this will continue.

Here’s the link to the Jetpack post on its new comment capability.


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