How to Add Livefyre Comments in Blogger Blogs

Livefyre in one of several options for adding a third party comments section in your Blogger blog. People like it or now, they cannot deny the fact that Livefyre comments loads faster then it’s competitors. Because of it’s easy to implement and use, live comments, social sharing and more; bloggers like to use it.

How to install Livefyre comments in Blogger Blogs

Let’s look at a few positive and negative features of the Livefyre comment.

  • Unlike few of its competitors; Livefyre is fast to load. Creates no additional pressure in the users’ browser and loads after all items above are loaded.
  • Live comments. Comments are published immediately and no refreshing of your window in the browser is not required.
  • The rel='nofollow' is not added in all the links.
  • Many feel it has a very pale and dull look.
  • No pre-publish comment moderation. Comments will be published immediately and you will not be able to monitor them. However you can delete them later.

There are many things to be said about Livefyre and you should check out all available alternatives for third party comments system in blogger. Now let’s see exactly how to run Livefyre comment system in your Blogger blog.

Step-1: Open a Livefyre Comments Account and Get the Code

  1. Go to livefyre.com/install.
  2. Insert you sites URL in “Your Site URL” box and click on custom in the “Platforms”. And then Sign in or Sign up to Livefyre.
    signup to livefyre
  3. After signing up or signing in you will receive HTML and JavaScript exactly like this. Save it in a notepad as you will require it again.
    get livefyre comments codes
  4. Also save the developer information given along with the code.

Step-2: Disable Blogger Comments

It’s optional but strongly recommended that you disable your default blogger comment section before adding any third party comment section to your blog. For that;

  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard > Settings > Posts and comments.
  2. In the “Comments” settings, Change the option to hide for “Comment Location”.
    how to disable blogger comments
  3. Click “Save” in the top right of the window.

Step-3: Add Livefyre Comment Code in Blogger

Now we got the code lets add it to the blogger blog. Actually you can add and load the Livefyre comments system in any place of your blog. But as it should be you want to add it below your post.

    1. Go to Blogger Dashboard > Template and backup your template by clicking backup and restore.
    2. Now search for <b:includable id='comments' var='post'>;.
    3. Just before closing <b:includable id='comments' var='post'> paste the <div id="livefyre-comments"></div> from the lifefyre comment code like this.
      <b:includable id='comments' var='post'>
      <div class='comments' id='comments'>
      .......
      </div>
      <div id="livefyre-comments"></div>
      </b:includable>
    4. Now search for </body> in the template and paste the given JavaScripts just above it.
    5. Save you template and you have successfully added Livefyre comment to you Blogger blog.

Now moderation work like deleting, selecting featured comments are easy and can be done form the Livefyre comment section.

For more word go the admin console (livefyre.com/admin/content) of your account. Here you can easily monitor and change setting of your comment box. Such are to enable or disable the Guest Commenting just go the admin console > setting > moderation settings > guest commenting.

Hope all information here helped you in choosing and using Livefyre comments in your blog. Feel free to put forward any question of yours and I will try to answer them.