Hello, Jetpack Comments!

Jetpack Comments

I always loved how commenting was over at WordPress.com, and the new Jetpack Comments brings all that fun stuff to WordPress.org blogs. Many of us have been waiting for this, and as announced by Tim Moore yesterday, Jetpack Comments are available as of version 1.4, along with some bug fixes. You should see an update available from your WordPress dashboard, and if you don’t, you can always download the newest version of the plugin from Jetpack.me.

I’m excited, thought it’ll probably take some time before I can use it here on my blog, because I hard-coded my comment form, instead of using the comment_form function. Bad, theme developer, bad! :)

About the author

Konstantin Kovshenin

WordPress Core Contributor, ex-Automattician, public speaker and consultant, enjoying life in Moscow. I blog about tech, WordPress and DevOps.


  • Shame on me, but have to admit that I [almost] always hard-code comment form instead of using the function :). Poor practice, I know, but it’s much easier and time-saving for me when it comes to form styling and customizing :).

    • It’s only time consuming to learn the function internals and how it works, then it’s just easier to use it every time you think of a contact form. But I’m lazy, and that’s my problem. So summer resolution — learn comment_form :) and master WP_List_Table, which is already on my list and almost done!

      Thanks for your comment Azim!

    • In opposite to Azim, I always found using comment_form() much easier, this function is very flexible (as almost all WordPress functions) with bunch filters and actions, as Kovshenin said you just need to learn function internal and there won’t be a problems with styling and customization.

      P.S. Konstantin, it’s sign to update your theme and implement comment form as Theme Review guidelines suggest. :)