How to Configure the Front-End Phrases for WpDiscuz
The final step in the guide to the WpDiscuz WordPress plugin will show you how to set the frontend phrases that your users will see when they comment throughout your website.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) From the Admin Panel, click on WpDiscuz >> Phrases to be taken to the Front-end Phrases page.
Step 3) The way the page is set out is that the actions are on the left, and the frontend phrase is on the right. If you check out the image below, you will see that the first option is Leave a Reply, and the front-end phrase is Leave a Reply. You can choose to leave it this way, or change it as you see fit. It depends on what you want your visitors to read. Just bear in mind that it has to be as non-confusing as possible so that you get the desired reaction.
Step 4) Next up is the front-end phrases for starting a comment field and joining on. The defaults here are Start the discussion and join the discussion.
Step 5) When filling out comment fields, it is good to lay out simple headings. For example, for email and name, a simple Email and Name will suffice. The CAPTCHA field is a little different. Check out the example below for a good default.
Step 6) The next step is to set the phrases for the Submit Button and for Managing Subscriptions.
Step 7) The Notification checkboxes are important as you want users to be encouraged to keep coming back to read and comment further. Here you have the phrases for the new comments and new replies checkboxes.
Step 8) The Load More and Reply buttons are important to stand out as they encourage engagement with your comments, so make sure you get these right.
Step 9) Share buttons are always important as they encourage sharing to various social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. Set the phrases for these actions below.
Step 10) A user may wish to hide or show the comment replies, so make sure you have these actions spelled out at the front-end phrases stage.
Step 11) The Title For… section is so that users can set out who they are, e.g. Guest, Member, Author or Admin.
Step 12) The Email Settings are shown below, and need to be precise so that when an email notification comes through to a users email, they don’t delete them or mark them as spam.
Step 13) Set your Subscription Phrases for comment replies and successful subscriptions in the boxes shown below.
Step 14) Error Messages are important as they notify users when they make a mistake. Keep these general and try to be helpful where possible.
Step 15) Set your Date fields – from seconds, right up to the year – in the boxes shown below.
Step 16) It is important that your fields are set out properly, and even more so that they actually make sense. Set the correct terms for plurals, logged in statuses and more using the examples below. You probably won’t need to chance the default examples already in place.
Step 17) The next step is to set the Phrases for fields related to voting on comments, from voting up or down, to showing that it has been voted, and when there has been a error in the voting process for some reason (i.e. too many votes per user).
Step 18) Some users (especially spammers) will struggle with your Captcha code, and you need to let users know when they are getting it wrong. Use these fields to set your Captcha Error Messages.
Step 19) You can set the Button Text for users to hit when they have new comments and new replies to read in the examples below. Save Changes when you’re done and all of your front-end phrases will be set through your site.
This concludes our guide of the WpDiscuz plugin.
If you have any problems or queries with the plugin, let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to help out.