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Jetpack Comments

Jetpack Comments replaces your default comment form with a new comment system that has integrated social media login options.

We’re breaking down the barriers between you and your audience. When someone reads an article on your site and wants to comment, they can now use one of their existing social networking accounts to post a comment. No longer do they need to create yet another account and profile!

Since it will replace the default WordPress comment form, Jetpack Comments are opt-in. To activate it, just visit Jetpack → Settings on your Dashboard and click the Activate button next to the Comments module.

When activated, Jetpack Comments takes the place of your theme’s comment form in this nifty, sleek form:

Reply-Box

To leave a comment, just click in the box and start typing.

Posting

After a visitor has written a comment, they will have several ways to identify themselves. A visitor can leave a comment¹ as a guest, or they can choose to use their WordPress.com, Twitter, Google+, or Facebook account. For example:

logged-in

You can also change the “Leave a Reply” heading and the color scheme of the Jetpack Comments form under the Jetpack → Settings → Discussion tab.

discussion settings

Having trouble?

See our Troubleshooting Jetpack Comments page for some help.

¹ If you have “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” enabled in Settings -> Discussion, you will not be able to use the Jetpack Comment form.

Privacy Information

This feature is deactivated by default.

Data Used
Site Owners

This features the same data as the core WordPress commenting system: commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided to the comment form), submission date/time, and IP address. In addition to these, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content.
Site Visitors

This features the same data as the core WordPress commenting system: commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided to the comment form), submission date/time, and IP address. In addition to these, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content.
Activity Tracked
Site Owners

The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. See cookie information here. We also track when, and by which user, the feature is activated and deactivated. We also track when, and which, configuration settings are modified.
Site Visitors

The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. See cookie information here.
Data Synced
Site Owners

We sync all data and metadata associated with a user’s comment. We also sync options that identify whether or not the feature is activated and how its available settings are configured.
Site Visitors

We sync all data and metadata associated with a user’s comment.
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