Earlier this year I signed up to be on the beta tester list for Livefyre comment system. Just last week I saw it live on @Dannybrown’s Blog and realized I still had the account so I went back to the site and re-signed up (just in case they’d forgotten about me!). Within 24 hours I received an update notice about the Livefyre comment system being in beta, so I sent a really professional request to be considered for this proving stage of the product:
“I’ve already signed up for the beta, hook me up please :)”
Within hours I received a message from @jkretch that he had sent me an invite. So I followed the link and started the task of migrating to this comment system. First I disabled Disqus, knowing that I would not want a conflict. I was preparing for the worst, I had no idea how difficult this Beta setup was going to be. When I clicked through the setup it auto-detected that WordPress was on my blog and gave me the option to import existing comments. The next screen was the actual instructions:
For anyone who knows WordPress at all will know the task they described pictured above is extremely simple and I think that is the best part about Livefyre so far. It is super easy to setup, after installing and activating the plugin I was DONE.
I am excited to try this comment system out here on my blog, it seems like it will take conversation capability to a new level. You can see who is currently participating as well as do all the other things you would expect.
So what do you think about the comment system? Please take a test drive and let me know your thoughts here.