Commentluv Premium is a great plugin which can provide lot of functionality for your blog. It can actually replace 7 plugins on your blog and can make it really easy for you to add many useful option. You can check my earlier post on what you can do with Commentluv Premium.
Having a plugin of that caliber can sometime be confusing, you need to know how to set it up correctly to make it most for your blog. I am not going to talk about all the settings but some important settings.
Commentluv Premium Settings
It allows you to make your comment links to dofollow, you can decide on which conditions you want to give a dofollow link. You can give dofollow links based on number of comments, social shares or registered users.
If you decide to use this setting, you may want to change the messages which will be shown to user. You may want them to know that they can get dofollow link by taking certain action. With the Commentluv Premium, it is just a matter of updating messages in settings.
Like on Makewebworld, you can get a dofollow link by sharing the post on social networks, take a look at the screenshot below for the messages which stats it clearly.
Stylesheet for Commentluv Premium
If you are like me, you may want to avoid loading many stylesheets, Commentluv premium provides a good way to do that. It has a section from where you can take the CSS and paste in your theme file and with a click it will avoid loading the stylesheet for it.
If you are using Thesis theme then you can paste this CSS in custom.css file, which will load it with the theme CSS. This will decrease the page loading time as it will reduce one call to load that CSS seperatly.
If you decide to use this option than you need to update the image path in the CSS. You can search for below string and replace it with the correct path in commentluv CSS.
[box type=”gray”]Search for: “../images/”
Replace it with: “../../../plugins/commentluv-premium/images/”
This replacement should be good in Thesis theme.[/box]
Once you have copied the CSS, you can check the box and disable the separate loading of the CSS.
Info Panel Settings
This is a place where you can add an information about your blog and it will be displayed in commentluv box when somebody will hover on your links. This is a good place to add an short description for your blog which people can see and tempt to visit your blog. Its a good way to promote your blog.
You also have a choice to select what additional links you want to show in the window. You have choice of selecting from 5 recent posts to 5 of your favorite posts or pages.
This is where things can get little tricky. These setting depends on how you have setup your blog. One of the important one is cache plugin fix for nonce, which will prevent the nonce for being expired. So if you are using any cache plugin, you may want to use it.
There is another important setting, which is prevent script loads. Commentluv Premium give an option to share the post socially, but for webmasters it allows to choose if you want to load the scripts for Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.
Why you may want to prevent loading these scripts?
These scripts should be loaded only once and does not depend how many buttons you are displaying. So if you have any other plugin which is loading these scripts than you can stop Commentluv Premium loading these scripts.
Don’t worry, it will not have any impact on the social sharing buttons. They will still work as long as you are loading these scripts once on your pages. This is first plugin which gives these kind of good ways to decrease page loading speed.
Twitter Link Settings
Twitterlink has a good way to show readers twitter usernames and a good way to expand twitter reach. You may want to make those link clickable and it has that in its setting.
For Makewebworld I use Thesis Awasome skins which automatically loads twitter any where script, so I do not use that setting. I have changed a settings so it become clickable without using that setting.
Good thing is that we can define the anchor text for twitter username, So you can add ‘@’ in the anchor text and twitter anywhere script will make it a clickable. Again a very good setting to decrease the page loading speed.
So which of these Commentluv Premium settings are you using to incorporate it into your blog?
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