I like using the Disqus comment system here (and as a commenter myself elsewhere). It’s used across many blogs, so you don’t have to individually register with all of them, and comes with some built-in spam filtering as well. Once it’s installed in WordPress, it overwrites the built-in commenting system, but not perfectly – the comment count still shows the old, now defunct, system. 

I finally corrected this using a plugin that allows Javascript code snippets to be pasted in directly through the WordPress dashboard in seconds. Super easy, and now, comment counts will display accurately here! 

If everything I just said made your eyes glaze over, feel free to ignore this. If you’re a blogger and this has been driving you nuts, check out this short video I made on how to show Disqus comments correctly in WordPress.

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