Do you want to improve your blog commenting system? Looking to form a community with the commenting system? It’s time for you to look at DISQUS commenting system. Today, I will share the guide to implementing DISQUS comments on your WordPress blog.
A comment box is a simple tool for communicating with your readers on certain topics on your blog or website so that you and your readers can exchange ideas. You can moderate every comment in your control; either to approve or delete them most eespecially those spam ones. Another advantage of adding a comment box is it makes your blog, or site search engine friendly and, of course, adds a little interactivity to your site and design.
Blog platform such as WordPress or Blogger, their comment box has already built-in, which means you don’t need to program it.
But for those website created from scratch, it needs a few programming skills that could be tedious eespecially for a newbie. You could use Disqus to embed comment box on your website that is much easier to implement. You don’t need to know any programming language – if you can follow instructions then you can set it up in a few minutes.
I’ve recently set up my Disqus comment box, and it fits perfectly to my site, you can check my site before you would want to try this out. Disqus is quite a bit sophisticated but not difficult to implement. It can let readers login and comment using their internet identity such as facebook, open id, WordPress, Blogger etc. You can customize the looks and feel of each comment box for every site, isn’t it nice?
Here are notable features of DISQUS comment system:
- Threaded comments
- Email notification & Subscription
- Powerful comment moderation tool
- Prevent comment spam
- Import DISQUS comment back to WordPress comment system
- Responsive & mobile support
Nevertheless, I’ll show you how to set up your Disqus comment box to your website.
Integrating DISQUS with WordPress blog – Complete Guide
- Head over to this page & click on Get started or Signup.
- On the next page, create Site profile.
- Next step is to integrate DISQUS with your platform. On the integration page, select your blog platform. In my case it’s WordPress, so I simply selected that.
- For WordPress, login to your dashboard and Install DISQUS comment plugin by DISQUS.
- Click on Comments > DISQUS. Select the website from the list (If you have added more than one website in DISQUS)
- Click on Next and DISQUS is integrated with your WordPress blog commenting system. It will take a little time for DISQUS to import all existing WordPress comments to it.
- Click on Plugin settings on the same page, and on the next page under import-export, click on Export all comments to DISQUS.
- Go back to DISQUS site, and it’s time to configure few settings for moderation. I recommend you should moderate every comment on your blog.
- Here is what I use for DISQUS community rule settings:
That’s it, and now your WordPress blog is DISQUS comment enabled.
I will be sharing pros & cons of using DISQUS over default WordPress comment system in coming days. Right now, I have just started using it, and find it useful. Will share my review in the coming days.
For now, if you are an existing DISQUS commenting user, I would love to hear your review & feedback for the same. Do you recommend Disqus over default WordPress comment system? Let me know in the comment section below.