CommentLuv Premium Plugin Review: 7 Reasons Why this Plugin Rocks

CommentLuv Premium Plugin

Updated: October 13, 2013

This blog is now CommentLuv Premium Plugin enabled!

In other words, more power-luv to everybody πŸ™‚

I couldn’t apply to be a beta tester, but however, I got it later – only a few had that possibility, before launching to the public.

If you don’t know about this new CommentLuv Premium, 8-1 multi-plugin, here there is my CLP Review:

  1. CommentLuv with Social Enticements to Google+, Twitter, Facebook
  2. GASP (GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plugin) – see why I’m already using GASP
  3. Trackback Validation – see why I’m already using TV
  4. Keyword Name (An updated better version of the old KeywordLuv plugin)
  5. TwitterLink – Add your Twitter Profile to your comments
  6. No Self Ping– avoid pinging to you from your own posts
  7. DoFollow / Nofollow – control the juice-link of the plugin as per your taste
  8. Top Commentator widget, called “Top Commentluvvers”

What a better way to explaining the CommentLuv Premium plugin with some videos about it, more my own personal settings and screenshots.
I’ve selected some videos done by Andy Bailey (the great coder of the CommentLuv Premium plugin!) that show the ingredients of how to cook the different settings of the plugin for maximal performance. Let’s get rolling:


CommentLuv Premium Extra Benefits over the ComLuv Free Version and Videos


Video CommentLuv Premium Main Settings Page



Video CL Primary Settings and Appearance


1) CommentLuv Premium, More Keywords Control

Now, you can manage when and how you give @ Keywords
One thing of being a do-follow + keywordluv enabled blog is the human spam coming.
With the outdated keywordluv plugin, you give the name @ keywords, but you’ve the security risk of a very old plugin, plus no control the “how” to give them.

I’ve set it to be 3+3. Nowadays, after having 3 comments approved, the KeywordName plugin allows 3 keywords as a reward. Sorry spammers, till you don’t have 3 comments approved on this blog, you don’t have the possibility to add your keywords. See more details on my social blogging comment policy.

CommentLuv Premium Keyword Name


Video CommentLuv Premium KeywordName


2) Complete Control of Dofollow on the CommentLuv Premium

The dofollow attribute now is improved and you’ve total control on how to share the dofollow-luv.

If you’re logged in on your blog, don’t forget to enable the dofollow for your own posts, to give rankings to them! (unless you allow other users to register; this is an option to consider)

Commentluv Premium Dofollow


3) CommentLuv Premium Trackback Validation Stats

This is a techie-theme, but in other words here you’ve now full control to see if the trackback IP address is legitimate or you’ve the real permalink pointing to your blog.

Commentluv Premium Plugin GASP Trackback

I’ve set it, again like the free version, to discard illegitimate trackbacks instead of send it to spam. Wonderful, less spam πŸ™‚


Video ComLuv Premium GASP Plugin Trackback Validation



4) Social Enticements on CommentLuv Premium

For commentators that not have 3 comments approved, sharing in their social preferred sites is a way to show 10 posts on the Commentluv field.
A win-win situation for not-frequent readers plus for you, as blogger, to get more social expose of your posts.


Social Enticements CommentLuv Premium Plugin

As you see in the screenshot, you can the options to:

* Google Plus+1 – give an “up” (called +1 in Google Plus) show 10 posts – hey, meantime take a look of Bloggers on Google Plus to Follow.
* Tweet – with a retweet the system allows to show 10 posts – bonus, the plugin suggests also to follow you on Twitter πŸ™‚
* Facebook liking this post allow to show 10 posts

All those cases are for people without 3 comments approved. If you’ve 3 comments already approved, I’ve set to show directly 10 of your last posts.


Video Social Enticements CommentLuv Premium Settings



5) GASP Trackback Log Stats

You’ve on your dashboard, where the trackbacks are coming from and the latest 50.
You manage them according to your needs, sending to spam, discard or moderate, by your default.

Trackback Logs Commentluv Premium


CommentLuv Click Stats

Perfect to see the traffic coming from your CL links posted on other blogs.
Although you can deep on Google Analytics, this very handy directly on dashboard.

Trackback Logs Video


6) CommentLuv Premium Profile Bio

Independently of your blogging goals on the long term, when you comment on other people blogs, you can eventually have backlinks to your home-blog.
The law of reciprocity can be present here or not, it depends of you.

Clicking the bio on CommentLuv shows now, clickable links and you’ve till extra 5 favorites links (10 latest posts + 5 more) Sweet!


CommentLuv Premium Profile Bio

Video How to Show Favorite Posts and Add More Power to your CommentLuv Bio



7) CommentLuv Premium Plugin Give you More speed and Less Plugins

Last but not least, I’ve deleted the “old” several-individual plugins because all of them are incorporated on Premium CommentLuv.
After the panda update of Google, blogs/sites that load faster are ranking better.

Before the premium, I’ve had individual plugins for:
CommentLuv, GASP, Trackback Validation, TwitterLink and KeywordLuv.
Now, all of them are integrated into the plugin CommentLuv Premium, more the new ones.
Less plugins it means your blog is faster and less updates to be done, perfect!

The CommentLuv Plugin

If you’re using the CommentLuv free version and I bet you love it, with the CommentLuv Premium you’ll be fascinated.

Is the premium version polished? Of course not, because it’s still on beta – but it’s going out of beta soon.
My own experience is good with the installation, although I needed a re-activation after a red-notice that a Twitterlink table and a WP-data were missing. But after the re-activation everything was fine. Also there is a forum and support if in any doubt arises or suggestion you need to do.

Even if you don’t have it installed, I bet you’d like to increase comments, traffic, less spam and more social love. Therefore, the CommentLuv Premium is a good option for that.

The plugin CommentLuv Premium is for WordPress hosted blogs, not for users.

Bloggers on Blogger can enjoy the free version of the CommentLuv using IntenseDebate as way to get comments. Anyway, I don’t recommend Intense Debate because I had problems with it, and it was the last trouble that fired my transition to WordPress. (See my tricky migrations from IntenseDebate comments to WordPress and the transition from Blogger to WordPress)


UPDATE – 12 March 2012

After the big launch on Oct 2011, the plugin CommentLuv Premium is now public and enhanced with new versions.

In case you opt for the CommentLuv Premium plugin, you’ll enter automatically as an affiliate, getting a commission as a referral for people that purchase the plugin via your link. Nice bonus πŸ˜‰


CommentLuv premium plugin comes now withΒ  4 extra bonuses.

Aside of the full review I’ve done in this article of the 8-1 useful plugin, you obtain also now:

  • Bonus 1: Pro report about 15 ways to generate traffic.
  • Bonus 2: WP Dealpon plugin you can run your own groupon type offers
  • Bonus 3: Dashboard Luvvers Widget (premium) showing hidden unanswered comments, and if the person has commented before, etc. (I’m using it and it’s a great addition)
  • Bonus 4: WP Mail Ads PLR plugin (previously sold for $27) and now it’s included for free. You can add your own message on the end of every email that your WordPress blog sends out.



Β UPDATE – 21 June 2012

There are new features in the CommentLuv premium:

  • Enhanced even more the spam control
  1. Β Banned search terms– people coming from search engines with certain keywords, can trigger a warning message and comments are disallowed immediately after their arrival.E.g. of keywords/phrases could be “dofollow”, “leave a comment”, “CommentLuv enabled”. Typical human spammers wanting to put spammy comments just for links, are not welcomed πŸ˜‰
  2. Minimum amount of keyups on comments– catch people that prepared a comment to copy and paste everywhere. You can control how many keyups are necessary to validate the comment.E.g. if you set a minimum amount of 25 keypresses and the user only copy and paste (Ctrl + V), these are only 2 keyups, hence this comment doesn’t pass the filter.Fact: bots and automatic comments do not make keypresses, therefore “hasta la vista baby”, bye bye human spammer!
  3. Action to take if comment has no author URL– really this one is brilliant too. I’m tired that people post a comment with a URL, get the CommentLuv link, but before sending the comment, they delete the URL that put before.Why? In that way he/she gets a CommentLuv backlink, but the problematic URL does not trigger the Akismet plugin. That person gets 1 Cluv backlink and the comment pass without any problem with the spammy URL inside the CommentLuv link. Now, I set the plugin to delete those comments, right away!
  • Possibility of removing Twitterlinks – this is also brand new and very useful. People that left their Twitter usernames are shown on the admin comments list. If the Twitter ID was erroneous or this account was banned, why do I need to have it on my blog? I delete those Twitterlinks that are giving broken links.



Take a look all these functions live; watch the following video that shows everything:




If you’re a WordPress user, have you enabled the CommentLuv plugin?
What type of characteristics do you love of it or perhaps not?

Are you considering picking the CommentLuv Premium plugin?

You can try it in my comment area, right now πŸ™‚

Updated: October 13, 2013Β  – CommentLuv will be changing its subscription mode to annual payment or similar soon, is not defined yet. Also it has improved the GASP plugin to the new spam generated.


Technorati Tag: CommentLuv





Gera is a techie & foodie passionate about how to succeed in social media. He focuses also on successful blogging tips and food connections. You can connect with him on Google +. Subscribe to his Free WPulsar Newsletter about WordPress Plugin & Theme Reviews, Blogging and Social Media.


Such detail and much needed on my part. I’ve got to go check my CommentLuv. I might upgrade.


    Thanks Joanne! I tried to be quite extensive with the details, really it’s an interesting option to improve a blog in terms of spam control, keywords and social love.

    According to the developer the plugin will be live again from 27 September only for a week.


Oh whoa. This is intense! I gotta get Kat on this…looks like you got a great handle on this. You’re a great resource as a first adopter!


    Belinda intense and full of social flavor πŸ™‚

    I’ve installed and it really makes difference in terms of less plugins, more control on spam and keywords, plus more social shares.

    Just today the system rejected 6 spammy trackbacks for not being really legitimate!


I missed out on the Beta as well but I was lucky enough to buy the early version. I love it.

I’ve set mine up so all comments are dofollow and I’ve set the number of posts needed before they can choose from their last 10 posts a lot higher. They can always get that choice though if they decide to Tweet my post. πŸ˜‰

Of course they could always purchase the plugin for themselves opening all the features up to them.


    Sire at least we caught the second round…
    You set higher interesting I’ll see how it goes with my settings.

    The social option for not approved comments is very intelligent, Andy took the concept from paywithatweet button, clever πŸ™‚

Deeba Rajpal (

I have the comment plug in, love it and am amazed at how much it integrates. Not sure if I have the premium one, but I love how tech superior you are Gera. One day I want to be like you! {Is your daughter OK now? }


    Yes Deeba is an excellent plug-in even in the free version. If you’ve the dashboard Commentluv/settings like the first video, you’ve it, but it’s very new on the market, probably you’ve the free one.

    Tech superior haha, I’m still learning constantly πŸ™‚ I’d like having also your cooking/photography skills!

    Luckily my daughter feels better now – thanks a lot!


Wasn’t lucky enough to get an early version and never would I qualify for beta. That’s ok I still can’t wait for this to be available Gera.

Two things I like best are 1- there is more control over the dofollow and 2 – the fact that several plugins are now incorporated into one. Allows for removal of several stand alone plugins. I can only assume it will be easier to manage and update that way.

Nice review friend!


    I know Kathy I couldn’t on beta too, but I got an early version – we both posted the comment on Comluv in the thread on the same day!

    If you’re still interested, the plugin will be available for a week since the 27 September.

    Yes the Commentluv premium has improved control over the dofollow and it’s great that 1 plugin has 8 plugins inside.

    On dashboard the update is only one. Andy has released this week the stable version 3.0.1, but he said that there a lot of new ideas coming on future versions!

    Happy you liked the premium Commentluv review!


Christian the power of little “check” on GASP stopping a lot of spam so useful!

Really Andy has packaged several helpful plugins in 1 box, less to update too on dashboard πŸ™‚


Faissal I feel in similar way when I received that email telling you’ve been selected πŸ™‚

It’s ironic the luv that can spread a tiny portion of software.

Thanks for coming by!


Happy for you on getting in early. Thanks so much for the heads up on the release date. Anxiously awaiting the 27th and hoping I can afford it πŸ™‚


another great tutorial. Hope will be able to apply it one day.


This is an excellent review / tutorial, Gera. These features make life so much easier as they are all combined into one awesome tool.


    Many thanks Ana! And great you’ve been with this plugin as a beta tester.
    I’m a little late, but really after trying it, is a complete tool πŸ™‚



Nice thorough review. I am considering buying the premium version. I have to admit though, I am really happy with the older version 2.9. I’m not really sure I need all the extra stuff he built into the premium version. I suppose that you would increase your social sharing a little bit from the incentive to Tweet, Share or Plus one your post. But, I wonder if that is incentive enough to get real people to share it?


    I much appreciate Ted!

    I’ve been using the free version for long time till few weeks ago, and I can tell that it is really superior. I’ve described the big extra 7 benefits, one of them the social sharing (this only apply to people that doesn’t have approved comments on your blog)

    In my opinion the most important are: the control of keywords allowed after certain number of comments, you can add 5 posts (apart of the 10 normal links) increasing the possibility of backlinks, reduce the number of plugins (vital in WP).

    On these days, I’m seeing too – from where – people clicked on external CommentLuv links of comments done on other blogs, and to which post they arrived, this is great!

    I know also that Andy will be adding more stuff to the plugin CommentLuv premium because there are lot of new suggestions and I bet all will go only to the premium. If you can and want, take it next week, because after that week I don’t know how it’ll be the new price and when it’ll be available again to buy it.
    Ah forgot, he is offering a development licence, you can install it on all of your sites/blogs you want, instead of a personal licence that only allow 1 blog.


Gera, I’m so happy that you got your hands on premium CommentLuv and you’re sharing this review with your readers. I’m enjoying the plugin and all the benefits including discovering new article to read via the CommentLuv links. Thanks Gera!


    Thanks Ileane! My first experience with the CommentLuv premium plugin was when I commented on your blog and truly was a pleasure.

    The ways you can integrate on your blog, the reduced number of plugins and the stats of the clicks are awesome. Wonderful software, isn’t it?

Brian D. Hawkins

Hi Gera, You’re outdone yourself with this post, very nice.

I have to say, I’m very impressed with Andy’s ability when it comes to CommentLuv Premium. I’m not a programmer but I can only imagine how many factors are involved with a multitude of features like that. I’ve been running CommentLuv Premium all week and haven’t had a bit of trouble with it.


    Thanks a lot Brian!

    Yes Andy is a great coder and it isn’t easy to control all the variables, systems and plugins involved in the programming.
    I’ve a small trouble when I was to CommentLuv Premium settings, for second time; a red-sign appeared telling me that some table and file was missing that I needed to re-enable it again. I did it and the problem disappeared. Now it works like a charm πŸ™‚


Marvin thanks a lot!
In fact the CommentLuv premium plugin should be popular for most of the bloggers.
I tried to do the review detailed and added more videos to perk even more up the post, but not to be uneatable πŸ™‚


Hi Graham
I’ve installed the free CommentLuv version and it’s great, but this CommentLuv premium version is superior. About the advantages, I’ve given 7 of them on this 1000+ word article πŸ™‚


You’re right Trudis, the CommentLuv premium is powerful and you’ll enjoy when you install it.
You’ll see traffic coming from links also done on other blogs with CommentLuv enabled.

Thanks for sharing really valid points!


Naser a fact is that the CommentLuv plugin is enabled in tons of blogs, most of them in the free version, today, and I bet lot of them will be premium in next weeks, after the launch.
You can see blogs with PR5 and PR6 dofollow + CL and this not affect at all.

The theme is Dofollow blogs + CommentLuv enabled + Keywordname enabled attract more spammers, perhaps yes or no, I don’t know, but now you can fire them easier If they want to put just a comment for keywords, the keywords are deleted till 3 comments are approved.
Here I’m no-follow till I approve 3 of your comments, later I’m dofollow only in 1 link, the CL is still no-follow, but you’ve a extra link.

It’s not the plugin, is the theme Dofollow vs No-follow and it’s a great debate. My case I was always Dofollow (even when I was on Blogger) and I’m Dofollow but controlling to those bad guys properly πŸ™‚

I’m still seeing blogs that are No-follow and they get tons of spammy-comments too. I believe is more a subject to reduce to the minimum and the CommentLuv premium plugin combats well to them, of course more extra measures help also.


    DO you use a plugin to set a setting that allows dofollow links after three approved comments? If yes, please let me know.


      Yes I can control do-follow on the normal URL with nofollow free (you can set the number as you want, and the link is in the comment area) and I control also the do-follow on the links corresponding to the CommentLuv Premium too.

      Naser, hope this can help πŸ™‚


Mary, I was in your situation nine months ago on Blogger and now in WP, I can tell you that the possibilities are much superior in all aspects, traffic, seo, writing, plugins and so forth.
CommentLuv premium is only for WordPress, but you can try the free version on Blogger with IntenseDebate comment system, this was my decision but it took me so many problems, that I ended in WP πŸ™‚

Happy at least the reading was interesting for you, perhaps in future you might use it πŸ˜‰

Thanks for coming by!



    As a convert from blogger to WordPress, I can’t stress enough how much easier my marketing life has been since switching over.
    You can do so much more with WP, not to mention I’m quite sure that these days, as more people switch to WP, most plugins and other soon-to-be-created goodies will be made with WP in mind–Blogger is just no longer the platform of choice, so I highly encourage making the change.
    Gera, was never aware of the difference between free and premium Commentluv plugin–I’m not at the point yet where I’m able to have comments on my sites, but when I am I’ll definitely look into it.
    Thanks for your willingness to host this plugin on your site–I know it involves a lot of time spent sorting through less-than-good-quality comments!


      Christina good to see you’re happy with the move to WP πŸ™‚

      If you’ve someday are ready for comments, you know which plugin can be useful πŸ˜‰

      Many thanks for the visit!


I love Comluv a lot @ the premium version is something I am looking forward at! I will surely buy it as soon as its up for sale! Nice review Gera! πŸ™‚


This is called ReplyMe plugin and you get an answer by email independently if you’ve checked or not the box of followups.


Not only you can measure by comments this premium plugin is also about tech-stuff too that boost your blog in several ways.


I have to read this post again and then check out CL…sabes tanto y esta pobre vieja le falta mucho para aprender. Gracias Gera!


    Gracias Norma! No es un tema de edad, este plugin premium tiene apenas unas semanas πŸ™‚

    This plugin is compatible with Akismet (I know you’re using it) and will cut your automatic spam even more with GASP and topsy trackbacks. You’ve control of keywords and share luv too!
    I’m still learning all this stuff constantly πŸ™‚

    Thanks for coming by!


When I’m reading and exploring the possibility of purchase of something online, I like to read personal and explicit reviews and not just pitch sales of “buy it now”. This is the idea behind this post. Thanks Donnie!

    fran the Online Writer


    I agree here with your statement to read the review not just buy it because you have to have motivation to buy it and that does not come without a review

    Fran A


      Fran, I apply the same concepts offline and online: I like to read or be informed as much as possible before purchasing some tech-stuff, this is the case and I made it detailed on purpose.
      Hope it was not too long or boring πŸ˜‰


Hey Gera!

Please don’t take it as just a false statement but seriously you are amazing blogger. The way you represent your posts is just unmatchable. Look at the above one, you can go through so many posts about the comment luv and comment policy of the bloggers but still none of them have cleared it in a way that you have done. You just explained the plugin in so clen and clear and explained manner.Really you got so nice writing skills.


    Thanks Nancy!
    I saw you do blog commenting services, nice job πŸ˜‰


      πŸ˜‰ thanks and that is the reason that I can compare your blog writing skills with others and its actually very true as good things are always appreciated by me πŸ™‚

fran the Online Writer

Hi Gera

Thanks for your message, or I will never get to know about so many features in one plug in. That is Awesome. I just keep writing and now I do not know what is going on in the blogosphere. I appreciate you keeping in contact. and getting involved in the blog community.

Make it great for yourself

Fran A


    Many thanks Fran!
    Keep writing, is part of being a blogger πŸ™‚ This 8-1 Commentluv premium plugin is really useful and powerful also!

    Great to see you and happy you liked the review.

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