Hi Gage, I’m not sure what you’re referring to by “commenting system”; I use the default WordPress commenting system. I also use a plugin called Subscribe to Comments Reloaded to allow comment subscriptions, but that’s it.

If you have any future questions regarding the Independent Publisher theme, please kindly post those on the Independent Publisher support forum and I’ll be sure to answer them. 🙂 https://wordpress.org/support/theme/independent-publisher