Epoch is a new plugin from the creators of Postmatic. The goal: To provide a realtime commenting/chat experience using fully native comments while being compatible with page caching, cdns, mobile, other comment plugins, and seo best practices. A tall order? For sure. Try it out.
Epoch provides an amazing commenting experience to your users while improving site performance at the same time.
Epoch is built for compatibility. Just like Postmatic. It uses fully native WordPress commenting, plays nicely with most all other commenting plugins, and employs WordPress coding standards. Use it with your favorite social login, voting, moderation, and other commenting plugins. More Info »
Epoch solves three big native commenting problems
Comment forms and display are often neglected by theme developers. We've been there ourselves. The functions and templates involved in WordPress commenting are complicated, frustrating, and no fun to work with. Every day we see fantastic themes with ridiculously poor commenting experiences. So that's the first thing Epoch fixes.
Speed and context:
No more submitting comments and watching the page reload. All Epoch comments are submitted via ajax and post instantly in their proper place within the conversation.
And, as it should be, new comments from other users show up like magic automatically. It doesn't matter if they are posted from the web, or from email via Postmatic. The conversation is instantly updated.
Cacheing, page load, and CDNs:
Epoch is hands down the fastest commenting system available for WordPress, all the while supporting page cacheing and CDNs. Epoch comments lazy load into a placeholder container only when needed. This means your post will load instantly, your comments will load instantly, and your server won't blink. Comments are magically injected into your page so your full SEO mojo stays in tact.