Easy Comment: A Firefox Add-On for WordPress Blogs

That was easy. (by A-Wix)

Easy Comment is a Firefox add-on designed for people who comment on a lot of WordPress blogs. None of us do that, do we? Of course we do.

It only works with WordPress blogs, which seem to be most of them. It does not, however, work with WordPress blogs that are using Disqus to manage their comments.

Easy Comment is added to the bottom of the browser status bar and says ‘Easy Comment’ in yellow/orange text.

When you are on a post where you want to comment, simply click on the Easy Comment text and your name, email, url and a message will be filled into the comment form. The first time you use it you will be presented with the Preferences Screen that will ask you to fill in this information.

One thing I don’t like about this extension is it’s potential for comment abuse. I could fill in my information and a message saying “Great Post” and could comment on a number of blogs in record time. Of course, we have spam filters and moderation but I can see this add-on being used in this way. Still, I think it’s really useful and it’s worked wonderfully while I’ve been testing it.

photo credit: A-Wix

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  1. says

    This addon is essentially a manual comment spammers tool isn’t it? I have google toolbar running in FF and a single click fills in the Name, email, URI field and then I type my comment…this only saves time on the creative bit the actual comment, like you say.

    Great blog!

  2. says

    “a message saying “Great Post” and could comment on a number of blogs in record time”

    Ha! Don’t encourage that. It gets easier by the day. Then again, it just means everyone will visit an extra 10 blog with that extra time saved :)

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  3. says

    @Lance – You’re an early bird :-) The add-on is useful.

    @Shirley – I worry about the potential for abuse with this plugin. But a real person still has to use it.

    @David – I think that’s the auto-fill feature. As much as I like google and many of their products I have resisted the toolbar – I’m not sure why. I think it’s because overall I don’t like toolbars.

    @Betsy – I think that’s a message to come visit you :-) I will – I’m slowly getting my routine back together.

    @Tracy – LOL I mispell Woodbridge all the time. I just can’t type it correctly. :-) I do the same thing with my employer’s last name – he thinks I’m an idiot.

    @Gennaro – Thank you for visiting and commenting. Oh I’m not encouraging it :-) I’m just thinking of the nefarious uses ;-)

    @Carla – I usually don’t run into many problems with firefox add-ons. And if I do, I just disable it. I hope you find it useful.

  4. says

    Wow – I skipped two comments right in the middle. Sorry about that.

    @Raju – If I saw your article, I copied it subconsciously ;-) I actually wrote this before the holidays but didn’t publish it until today. Firefox is awesome!

    @Donace – If you add up those seconds, over time you will have …. something.

    I’m with Tracy – it helps me avoid my constant errors in spelling my name ;-)

  5. says

    Yes, it is the autofill feature, it works for me. You can disable other stuff in the toolbar. Is there a reason not to use it of which I may be unaware?

  6. says

    Pretty good utility… But I would still use my browser’s ‘remember text’ feature in which case to pick my name, email and URL it is usually a couple of keystrokes. Works well especially when you comment with one or two different names and/or URLs

    Well, if you want to use those few keystrokes…

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  7. says

    hmmm, i’m going to try this extension out anyway. you do have a point about the spam, but i want to see how it works. thanks for passing it along. good find.

  8. says

    @Madhur – Thanks! I’m glad you like it.

    @Mike – I don’t think you’re a party pooper :-) I’ve been disabling and enabling add-ons all week trying to determine what is causing Firefox to startup so slowly. Sometimes less is best.

    @Natural – Just don’t turn into a spammer ;-)

    @Ari – I’ll have to take a look at sxipper. And, I suppose, figure out why my comment fields are atypical.

  9. says

    Oh my goodness, I’ve already got enough of you wonderful blogging buddies, don’t know if I should fill out an “easy” form to comment on more. But that could be very useful I think.

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  10. says

    Interesting find. I am right now using one script which sits on the system tray. I just press the hotkey and it fills name, URL and email fields for me. similar to what donace is doing.

  11. says

    Currently I am using inform enter to do any these kind of work. This one is another cool add ons if you are doing directory submission or forum posting.

    So far this one is really nice for me. But I think I have come to the right place to get the right thing for blog commenting, this one definitely save a great time.

    Looking forward for more time saving add ons from you. :)

  12. says

    @Kristi – I feel so behind myself – I feel like there are so many friend’s sites that I need to visit. I was wondering where you were and then suddenly you appear :-)

    • says

      Hi – I’m glad it works for you. I uninstalled it awhile back when I was trying to reduce the number of FF add-ons that I use. I should try it out again.

  13. says

    im quite dependent on this plugin . recently reinstalled my browser and since then cant download it . Getting the following error .

    Firefox could not install the file at


    because: Download error

    please see why is this happening


      • says

        oh right . i thought i landed to the plugin developers page while searching on google . I checked back to the officla addon page , and its linking to an old 2008 dated post … guess the developer stopped support .. Too bad :( . Do you any any alternative firefpx plugin ..



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