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BurnZone Forums & Commenting


BurnZone Forums & Commenting is a turn key community platform that brings together commenting & forums under one roof. We also include industry first community features designed to quantify and promote positive contributions.

Current features for Both Forums & Comments:

  • Real Time – Conversations happen live.
  • Rich Media – Insert Images, Videos, & Social media directly into your posts.
  • Challenges – Any comment can be challenged by a commenter with a differing opinion. Challenges provide accountability to users that can have controversial opinions and surface what side of a topic a majority of people agree with.
  • Questions & Answers – We understand that comments are different from questions and we have designed our interface to support each activity separately.
  • SSO & Social Media login options – Leverage a variety of options to allow your community to login and create an identitiy.
  • Votes, likes & dislikes – Comments and answers can be liked and disliked. In challenges vote for which side of the topic you agree with.
  • User profiles – Every person commenting on your website will get a profile where the comments and points are stored.
  • Sharing – Users can share BurnZone content to Twitter and Facebook or share directly to friends via email.
  • Competitions – Drive engagement to your community by rewarding the top contibutors with Prizes and Give-aways for a set period of time.
  • Moderation – You can moderate users and content through the “BurnZone Moderator” area in your dashboard.
  • Language Support – We have just launched support for 10 languages.

Support & Documentation:

Reach out to us and get help through our site: During USA business hours we will try to respond immediately to your questions.


  • Propose a wager to specific users or the community and risk winning or losing points through our "Yolo" feature.
  • Our comment system enables users to call-out and challenge comments with which they disagree, creating a competitive sub-discussion within regular comments.
  • Ask questions to the community and get credit for providing the best answer.
  • Earn credibility in your community on our "Leaderboard" for participation and successful comments, challenges and answers to questions.
  • Promote a comment to the top of the thread using points.
  • Ignite a comment to reward a user for outstanding content. Both users get 30 days of premium features.
  • The light theme.
  • The dark theme.


Basic Outline

  1. Access the plug-in either by Signing up at: or searching for BurnZone in the Plug-in Directory.
  2. Upload the plugin to your website either directly via the WordPress plugin directory or via FTP, copying the plugin folder to “/wp-content/plugins/”.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Register or sign-in via the WordPress Admin or the BurnZone website.
  5. Add your site in the admin section on the website. (the fields should pre-populate).
  6. Complete the details in the BurnZone settings and you’re done!
  • To Enable Forums visit the tab and create a Page in WordPress where you can add the forum install script.
  • To be able to use Single Sign On your site check the box on the SSO Tab and specify and image URL for the login icon.

More details can be found here:

  • Commenting ->
  • Forums ->


Visit our support community ->


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Contributors & Developers

“BurnZone Forums & Commenting” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Updated screenshots.


  • Fixed SSO login.


  • Whitelisted element attributes used by BurnZone. Necessary for kses.


  • First stable release.


  • Added content discovery widget.


  • Fixed undefined variable bug.


  • Added option to disable comments in case people want to use only the forums. This option can be found on the settings page, after clicking ‘Advanced’.
  • The comments are closed for the forum page created during the plugin activation.


  • Fixed a bug that made the plugin incompatible with PHP versions before 5.3.


  • Added zero-conf plugin activation.


  • Fixed link to the setting page.


  • Redesign settings page. It is now easier to configure the plugin.


  • Removed forum url option. We automatically detect the forum page and skip displaying comments.


  • Changed plugin description.


  • Fixed a bug with accessing the settings page.


  • Fixed a bug with comment migration from WordPress to BurnZone.


  • Added support for BurnZone forum integration. Users can select one page to embed their forums into and the plugin will not add comments to that page.


  • Fixed a major bug caused by extra whitespace at the end of some files.


  • Added support for migrating WordPress comments into BurnZone.


  • Fixed some minor issues.


  • Can configure the SSO key field on the Settings page.
  • Other minor fixes.


  • Added support for WordPress 3 multisite.


  • Not showing the comments when they are closed except when the plugin is configured to do so.


  • Support for multi-page posts.


  • Updated urls to JavaScript files. You are strongly advised to upgrade to this version.


  • Changed links to js files.


  • Added action link to the settings page.


  • Fixed bug: widgets could not be moved in the admin area.


  • Corrected a link to our site.
  • Minor changes to description texts.


  • Improved the settings page user experience.
  • Added a nice timepicker addon on the settings page.
  • Added a help note on the settings page.
  • BurnZone Commenting is compatible with the latest WordPress version (3.5.2).

We also recently improved the interface of our comment system.


  • Can select for what post types to enable BurnZone (e.g. posts, pages).
  • Can select when to enable BurnZone:
    • For all posts
    • When the comments are ‘closed’
    • For all posts created since a particular date


  • Pre 0.3 version, for beta partners and downloadable from our site only. It contains most of the things in 0.3.


  • Fixed urls to Burnzone


  • Beta release