How to Allow Users to Like or Dislike Comments in WordPress


Do you want to add a like or dislike feature to comments on your WordPress site? Allowing your users to upvote / downvote comments can improve engagement on your website. In this article, we will show you how to allow users to like or dislike comments in WordPress.

Allow users to like or dislike comments in WordPress

Why Add Like or Dislike Comment Feature in WordPress?

Comments allow users to engage with your content. More user engagement means, users will spend more time on your site, and are likely to come back.

However, most users don’t feel enough motivation to leave a comment. If there is not much else for them to do, then they will not stay longer.

There are other ways to increase user engagement. You can add post reactions, post ratings, Facebook Like button, etc. All of them provide actions that engage users and do not require much effort.

You can do the same for comments in WordPress. This will allow users to not just interact with your posts but also with the comments.

Having said that, let’s take a look at how to allow users to like dislike comments in WordPress.

Adding Like Dislike Comments in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Comments Like Dislike plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Comments » Comments Like Dislike page to configure plugin settings.

Comments like dislike settings

First, you need to check the box next to status option to enable the plugin on your site.

Next, you need to select position for like dislike buttons. You can show the buttons before or after each comment.

The next option allows you to choose whether you want to show like button, dislike button, or both.

Don’t forget to click on the save settings button to store your changes.

The plugin also allows you to choose button styles and colors. Switch to the ‘Design’ tab on the plugin’s settings page to choose a template.

Button styles

By default, it comes with thumbs up, heart, happy face, and right or wrong buttons.

If you don’t like any icons, then you can choose custom template to upload your own icons for like and dislike buttons.

Don’t forget to click on the save settings button to store your changes.

You can now visit any post with comments on your site to see the plugin in action.

WordPress comment with like and dislike buttons

We hope this article helped you learn how to allow users to like or dislike comments in WordPress. You may also want to check out these 11 ways to get more comments on your WordPress blog posts

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