When I was updating the site to be more post friendly (see What’s Happening Around Here) one of my goals was to make it easy to share and comment on the site. Previously this required setting up a WordPress account which seemed pretty excessive. I considered using a Facebook based commenting system, but wasn’t thrilled about requiring a Facebook account. I was quite happy to find a WordPress plugin (Comments Evolved) that allowed me to offer 3 commenting systems in one: You can now comment using your existing Google+ or Facebook account or choose to use a WordPress account if you prefer. Feel free to try it out below.
I have come across one issue: I’m not consistently getting notifications of comments made through Google+. Hopefully I’ll be able to get that figured out soon.