Moot – Lightweight Forum & Commenting System You Can Customize

It is critical for media-filled sites to possess a community as well as a reader base, involving interaction from your readers and moderato...



It is critical for media-filled sites to possess a community as well as a reader base, involving interaction from your readers and moderators via commenting and forum systems. Let me present that you simply simple, feature-filled, record-breaking community system: Moot.



Moot offers some good and convenient features and tools that other commenting and forum systems do not: super-simple embeddable forums and comments, advanced styling options, affordable pricing, awesome feeds, is real-time and here’s one of the benefits: Moot will be the only forum and commenting system that allows users to have one login for forums and comments with your community.

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Getting Moot Set Up

Getting started and all setup with Moot is a bit different from other community interaction services and apps, though simple and straightforward. Click "Setup” for the Moot website, and register your company name (it must be at least 5 characters long).



After selecting a name, you are able to register or log into the account. You will then explain to you a step-by-step introduction into creating your forums and commenting system with descriptions, names, topics, websites and finally publish a forum post.




Installing Moot on Your Website or App

Getting Moot setup and able to be used on the website and app takes only 5 easy and convenient steps.



Visit your forums dashboard on your Moot URL and click the Embed in your site link for the right hand bottom corner. Then follow the steps and paste the forums code about the appropriate page; perform the same for the commenting system.


Embeddable code instructions:


  1. Copy the code to your clipboard.

  2. Paste the code within an empty HTML page( on the text editor)

  3. Open the page on your browser for the quick look.

  4. Integrate the foundation code into your site.

  5. For more info, look at installation documents for additional information.



Account and Websites Feed

Moot features a great and handy feature within your account dashboard for viewing the feeds most important to you. If you follow, like or comment with a user’s comment or forum post, the feed with the particular content will demonstrate up on your own account feed. From there you are able to also comment, discuss, like and follow posts too.




More Features and Tools


Online Users

Moot features a really neat and useful feature to show you or even your users who is online utilizing your forums and commenting actively. You can also utilize advanced CSS and Javascript editor to spruce it up a bit, should you prefer to customize these 4 elements to suit your site’s design.




Real-Time Commenting and Following System

Your comments and forums feed, posts, content as well as other media can have in real-time. You can comment or post a response to the real-time content without leaving that page.




Automatic Spam Checking

Moot has built within an automatic spam-checking system that fights and defends against spam, Akismet - Spam protection manufactured by Automattic, the manufacturers of WordPress.




Upgrading Your Account

Moot allows users to upgrade their accounts to obtain features for example custom branding for $10/Month and for an extra $20/Month you are able to get a single site login across your entire website.




Advantages


  • Search engine friendly. Pushing users in your site from serp's.

  • Syntax highlight and Live preview: See formatting, smileys and syntax while you type.

  • Vector graphics: With CSS definable colors and sizing.

  • Unofficial WordPress plugins can be obtained.

  • Automatic emails to follow along with new replies.

  • Single sign-on support for the website, forums and comments!

  • 21 localized languages and right-to-left (RTL) support.



Disadvantages


  • Login via Twitter and Facebook. No login via other social accounts.

  • Somewhat plain default design. Can be easily changed with CSS to match your web and app themes.

  • No individual dashboard for comments (yet)

  • Logo and also other custom branding is in the upgrade.



Conclusion

Moot is a great alternative to the other services and applications for forums and comment systems as it has some wonderful and useful features with great customization options, real-time capabilities, easy to integrate codes plus more.

The default design and layout is a bit weak, but I think it is very simple to customize Moot for my app’s theme, and easy customization is always a big plus for developers.

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