On any wordpress blog, it is more important to control the content of the site so that the visitors interact much more by adding their comments & by socially sharing it. Also it is very critical to have returning visitors & readership retention. There are some important plugins which will help to encourage reader interaction on your weblog.
CommentLuv plugin bring even more traffic and comments to your blog by giving you the ability to fight spam, add keywords, and integrate twitter link. It encourages a community and discovers new posts.
WP Post Ratings
Once enable WP Post Ratings you will get options for Managing Ratings, Ratings Options, and Rating Templates. This plugin has the ability to rate posts.
WP FollowMe plugin links to all your social media profiles and allows you to add a twitter “Follow me” custom message.
Better Comments Manager
Better Comments Manager plugin allow you to give the respond to your visitor’s comments from the WordPress Dashboard. The main feature which is included is that you can view all comments based by post.
Increase Sociability plugin increase the traffic from social media websites by reminding visitors to vote. You can send the custom text as you see fit.
WordPress Thread Comment
WordPress Thread Comment plugin allow the users to reply on a exist comment, and the discussion will be displayed threaded or nested. You can get notification by email when reply is available.
Subscribe to comments
Subscribe to comments allow your commenter to subscribe to a post/page and also inform to subscribe to e-mail notifications for subsequent comments.
Comment Ratings Plugin displays ratings along with the most recent comments in the sidebar in formats of your design. The plugin can separate the trackbacks/pingbacks from the comments.
Top Commentators Widget
Top Commentators Widget a sidebar widget to show the top commentators in your WP site. You can add an extra description if you want to note such as ‘Certain WP themes may not display this correctly’. This show an award icon if comments reach a certain range.
Comment Relish plugin sends out a “thank you” message every time when anyone leaves a comment on your site. You can further customize the message to tell your readers about the blog and upcoming events. It also remind them to subscribe to your RSS feed.