A fast, live comment system that will delight your users and developers.

FastComments prioritizes speed and user experience above all else.

Author:winrid @ FastComments (profile at
WordPress version required:4.6
WordPress version tested:6.0.2
Plugin version:3.12.6
Added to WordPress repository:25-03-2020
Last updated:23-09-2022
Rating, %:100
Rated by:3
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Total downloads:1 978
Active installs:30+
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At a glance, FastComments gives you:

  • Live commenting and moderating.
  • Ad-free experience, no data harvesting.
  • Fight Spam – We use automated spam detection. Also, unverified comments can be configured to be automatically removed.
  • Ability to moderate content, including with multiple moderators.
  • Configurable notifications for you and your users.
  • Ability to import from other providers. Automatic image/avatar migration.
  • A comment UI that fetches comments and renders in milliseconds to prevent disengagement.
  • Very Fast Time-To-Engage: No complex sign up process for your users.
  • Secure Password-less Account Management (email-based login links).
  • Threads & Voting (replies to replies) along with reply notifications for engagement.
  • An unobtrusive UI – no modals or behavior that distracts from your content.
  • Users get notified when someone replies, and you get notified of new comments to moderate. We also aggregate emails, so if you receive a hundred notifications in an hour we’ll just send one summary email.
  • Image support Commenters can attach images to their posts.
  • Localization The client-side widget is fully localized in English, French, and Spanish using browser locale detection.
  • Full-Text Search through all of your comments.
  • SSO Give your users a seamless commenting experience with our secure and easy single-sign-on system.
  • Anonymous commenting (unverified comments auto removed after three days)
  • Ability to export your data at any time.
  • JavaScript Not Required to view or leave comments.

Speed up your WordPress installation with FastComments, by letting us render your comment threads instead of your WordPress servers!