I have been using SezWho universal profile service on my WordPress blog for a while now and I love the options they provide. Well, as everything else develops – these guys just came out with KILLER enhancements. I know that with announcement of Automattic acquiring Intense Debate it might be a choice you need to make yourself later but I love the options SezWho provides!

Lets first figure out What Is It SezWho Provides that makes it valuable option to you, as a blogger?

What is SezWho

SezWho is a universal profile service for the social web that improves community engagement and enables content discovery to be added to blogs, forums, message boards and other social sites. SezWho works with most social media platforms without taking over the content on the site.

Yeah, I quoted their explanation of the service because it does the job quite nicely! But I’m about to discuss the brand new version of the SezWho plugin for WordPress that Not Only ENHANCED my blog but also helped me decrease Page Load Speed by about 10%!

If you need to read the full details I recommend you visit their site and take the product tour but here are the things I want to note:

  • ALL comments remain local to your blog – UNLIKE ALL other services that grab your comment and store it on THEIR services.
  • Threaded Comments with several templates to choose from. Allows you to choose the look and feel most fitting for your blog!
  • Local CSS and Java loading – greatly decreases page load speed! Instead of pulling the the remote server. On my blog with aver 40 plugins loaded using this option and disabling Brian’s Threaded Comments brought my page load speed from average 1.2sec to 0.8sec. Might not seem like much but it is HUGE!
  • New ratings options – Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down. I love it and looks like so do the people who already used the options since I installed the new version of plugin.
  • Superb Support! While testing I have discovered a small bug that is present in IE only. I posted about it on their blog and minutes later I got response from the Jitendra himself. These guys are awesome!

I know this might be a tough choice for many but I can only recommend one thing – test it. Configuration and install of the plugin is extremely simple and intuitive. Try different option – I guarantee you will love it!

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