Disqus Comment System

Description

Disqus is the web’s most popular commenting system trusted by millions of publishers to increase reader engagement, grow audience and traffic, and monetize content. Disqus helps publishers of all sizes engage directly with their audiences to build loyalty, retain readers, and foster thriving communities.

The Disqus for WordPress plugin lets site owners and developers easily add Disqus to their sites, replacing the default WordPress comment system. Disqus installs in minutes and imports your existing comments so you don’t lose any.

Why Disqus?

  • Simple one-click installation that seamlessly integrates with WordPress without ever needing to edit a single line of code or losing any of your existing comments
  • Keep users engaged on your site longer with a commenting experience readers love
  • Bring users back to your site with web and email notifications and personalized digests
  • Improve SEO ranking with user generated content
  • Keep spam out with our best-in-class anti-spam filter powered by Akismet
  • Single profile for commenting on over 4 million sites including social login support for Facebook, Twitter, and Google accounts
  • Trusted by sites like Wired, The Atlantic, and EW

Disqus Features

  • Syncs comments automatically to WordPress for backup and flexibility if you ever decide to switch to a different platform
  • Loads asynchronously with advanced caching so that Disqus doesn’t affect your site’s performance
  • Monetization options to grow revenue
  • Export comments to WordPress-compatible XML to backup or migrate to another system
  • Analytics dashboard for measuring overall engagement on your site
  • Mobile responsive design

Engagement Features

  • Realtime comments system with fun discussion interactions: voting, photo and video upload, rich media embed (Youtube, Twitter, Vimeo, and more), spoiler tags, mentions
  • Comment text formatting (e.g. bold, link, italics, quote) using HTML tags as well as code syntax highlighting
  • Threaded comment display (nested 3 levels) with ability to collapse individual threads
  • Sort discussion by oldest, newest, and best comments
  • Flexible login options – Social login with Facebook, Twitter, and Google, SSO, and guest commenting support
  • Instant activity notifications, email notifications, and digests pull readers back in
  • User profiles that show you recent comment history and frequented communities
  • Discovery widget that shows active discussions happening elsewhere on your site

Moderation Features

  • Automatic anti-spam filter powered by Akismet
  • Automated pre-moderation controls to flag comments based on links, user reputation
  • Moderate directly in the discussion, via email, or moderation panel
  • Email notifications for newly posted comments, replies
  • Moderation Panel that lets you search, filter, sort, and manage your comments
  • Self-moderation tools like user blocking, comment flagging

Brukarstøtte

Brukarstøtte

  • Visit https://disqus.com/help/wordpress for help documentation.

  • Visit https://help.disqus.com for help from our support team.

Screenshots

  • Disqus Comments
  • Comment Reply
  • Disqus Audience Platform
  • Featured Comment
  • Discovery Box (part of Disqus Comments)
  • Mentions
  • Real-time Comments
  • Commenter User Profile
  • Moderation Panel
  • Moderation Panel Comments
  • Moderate by Email Notifications

FAQ

Installation Instructions

NOTE: It is recommended that you backup your database before installing the plugin.

  1. Unpack archive to this archive to the «wp-content/plugins/» directory inside
    of WordPress
  • Maintain the directory structure of the archive (all extracted files
    should exist in «wp-content/plugins/disqus-comment-system/»
  1. From your blog administration, click on Comments to change settings
    (WordPress 2.0 users can find the settings under Options > Disqus.)

Installation trouble?

Go to https://disqus.com/help/wordpress

Is Disqus free to use on my site?

Yes! Disqus is free to use. We also provide subscription plans for larger, commercial sites that want access to more powerful moderation and audience tools and customization.

How do I customize the look-and-feel of Disqus?

Disqus automatically checks your site’s font and background color and adapts to either a light or dark color scheme, along with a serif or sans-serif font. If these are detected incorrectly, you can override them in your Settings.

Will I lose comments if I deactivate Disqus?

The Disqus for WordPress plugin automatically syncs comments back to WordPress. These comments will remain in WordPress should Disqus be deactivated or removed. You can also export your comments from Disqus at any time.

Can I import my existing WordPress comments into Disqus?

Yes, you can import your existing WordPress comments into Disqus during installation.

How do I set up Single Sign-On (SSO)?

SSO allows users in your database to comment without requiring them to register with Disqus. Access to SSO is currently available as an add-on for users with a Pro subscription. If you would like to enable this feature, contact our Support team. Also check out our guide for setting up SSO on WordPress.

I’m experiencing an issue with my installation of Disqus.

Check out our WordPress Troubleshooting guide with specific solutions for potential problems you might be experiencing.

Reviews

Disqus Will Ad-Hijack Your Site

This is very tricky software that will initially look good, but the minute you turn your back, it will not only insert myriad ads and promos in your comment section but also hijack your blog content (inserting ad links) and hijack your existing affiliate links.

And no, there is no way to disable this unless you pay for the Pro version. I have no idea how or why this ad-ware is still being featured on WordPress.org as it quite obviously does not qualify and should be removed.

What’s most amusing about this change to hijack adware is that Disqus used to be a good plugin that got great reviews from many bloggers – just for fun I went back and reread a few of these «positive reviews» and these same blogs have now deleted Disqus and switched to another comment system. Very telling.

Great Plugin!!!!!

Seen many plugins in wordpress! But DISQUS is one in it’s own style! Love the DISQUS comment section. The entire team of TOPOINT.IN is thankful the developers of DISQUS!

I would stay far away from this if you want to keep site speed fast

I mean I was having issues with Disqus over random things but nothing of substance until one day my GTmetrix score dropped from a 93% to a 60% for absolutely no reason. After i spent 4 hours ripping my hair out and asking online i realized all the redirects I was getting were from disqus. I disabled it and poof site speed back to a 93. I emailed their support but never heard back, absolutuely awful.

Hijacks Affiliate Links

This plugin will change most of the affiliate links on your website and I have articles completely seized by Disqus. So, if you have an affiliate-based website, by installing this plugin, you basically give up your incomes to them. No, they didn’t add links in comments, I repeat, they changed the existing ones to their own!

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Contributors & Developers

“Disqus Comment System” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.87

  • Version update for readme.txt and plugin directory assets

2.86

  • Don’t attempt to use cURL on IIS servers
  • Check is dsq_sync_forum is scheduled before scheduling
  • Add updates for Travis CI
  • Fixes a bug in the upgrade process

2.85

  • Fixes deprecation warnings on sites running PHP7
  • Removes a javascript alert from the admin

2.84

  • Fixes a bug where the comment count won’t work on some themes

2.83

  • Fix errors when using SSO and rendering javascript inline

2.82

  • Fix PHP errors when there are no comments to sync
  • Adds a new option to render Disqus javascript directly in page markup

2.81

  • Fix for automatic comment syncing
  • Make sure all markup validates for HTML5

2.80

  • Move all scripts to separate files instead of rendering them in php
  • Added a hook to attach custom functions to disqus_config in javascript
  • Fixed exporting bug introduced in 2.78 (Thanks to mkilian)
  • Numerous small compatibility and security enhancements

2.79

  • Reinstate changes removed by 2.78

2.78

  • Security fixes
  • Compatibility for WordPress version 4.0

2.77

  • Fixes login by email issue
  • Make sure Disqus is enabled after installation
  • Additional security fixes

2.76

  • Security fixes (Thanks to Nik Cubrilovic, Alexander Concha and Marc-Alexandre Montpas)
  • Bump tested WordPress version to 3.9.1
  • Remove obsolete SSO button uploader
  • Enable «Output javascript in footer» by default during installation
  • Fix for «Reset» function not completely working the first time

2.75

  • Bump supported WordPress version to 3.8.
  • Properly encode site name for SSO login button.
  • Increased timeout for comment exporter to 60 seconds.
  • Use https: for admin pages
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

2.74

  • Updated settings UI
  • Add filter hook for setting custom Disqus language
  • For WP >= 3.5, use new media uploader
  • Disable internal WordPress commenting if Disqus is enabled (thanks Artem Russakovskii)
  • Cleaned up installation and configuration flow
  • Added link to WP backup guide in README
  • Fix admin bar comments link
  • Added a check to avoid a missing key notice when WP_DEBUG=TRUE (thanks Jason Lengstorf)
  • Prevent 404 errors for embed.js from being reported by Google Webmaster Tools (missed in 2.73 README)

2.73

  • Apply CDATA patch from WordPress 3.4 to dsq_export_wxr_cdata() (thanks Artem
    Russakovskii for the patch).
  • Added Single Sign-On log-in button and icon to options (only for sites using SSO)
  • Output user website if set in SSO payload
  • Added plugin activation statuses to debug info
  • Bump supported WordPress version to 3.4.1
  • Fixed issue where disqus_dupecheck won’t properly uninstall
  • Load second count.js (output-in-footer version) reference via SSL too
  • Added screenshots

2.72

  • Load count.js via SSL when page is accessed via HTTPS
  • Fixed styling issue with Disqus admin.

2.71

  • Fixed issue where embed wasn’t using SSL if page was loaded via HTTPS
  • Fixed issue with syncing where to user’s without a display_name would
    revert back to Anonymous (really this time).
  • Fixed issue where Google Webmaster Tools would incorrectly report 404s.
  • Fixed issue with Disqus admin display issues.

2.70

  • Properly uninstall disqus_dupecheck index when uninstalling plugin.
  • Fixed issue with syncing where to user’s without a display_name would
    revert back to Anonymous.
  • Fixed issue where IP addresses weren’t being synced properly.
  • Allow non-Administrators (e.g., editors) to see Disqus Moderate panel
    inline (fixes GH-3)

2.69

  • Bumped version number.

2.68

  • Removed debugging information from web requests in CLI scripts (thanks
    Ryan Dewhurst for the report).
  • Reduced sync lock time to 1 hour.
  • Fixed an issue which was not allowing pending posts (for sync) to clear.
  • Fixed an issue with CLI scripts when used with certain caching plugins.

2.67

  • Bumped synchronization timer delays to 5 minutes.
  • wp-cli.php now requires php_sapi_name to be set to «cli» for execution.
  • Fixed a bug with imported comments not storing the correct relative date.
  • Added a lock for dsq_sync_forum, which can be overriden in the command line script
    with the –force tag.
  • dsq_sync_forum will now handle all pending post metadata updates (formerly a separate
    cron task, dsq_sync_post).

2.66

  • Fixed issue with jQuery usage which conflicted with updated jQuery version.

2.65

  • Corrected a bug that was causing posts to not appear due to invalid references.

2.64

  • Added an option to disable Disqus without deactivating the plugin.
  • Added a second check for comment sync to prevent stampede race conditions in WP cron.

2.63

  • Added command line script to import comments from DISQUS (scripts/import-comments.php).
  • Added command line script to export comments to DISQUS (scripts/export-comments.php).
  • The exporter will now only do one post at a time.
  • The exporter now only sends required attributes to DISQUS.
  • Moved media into its own directory.

2.62

  • Changed legacy query to use = operator instead of LIKE so it can be indexed.

2.61

  • Fixed an issue which was causing invalid information to be presented in RSS feeds.

2.60

  • Added support for new Single Sign-On (API version 3.0).
  • Improved support for legacy Single Sign-On.

2.55

  • Added support for get_comments_number in templates.

2.54

  • Updated URL to forum moderation.

2.53

  • Fixed an issue with fsockopen and GET requests (only affects certain users).

2.52

  • Fixed issue with Disqus-API package not getting updated (only affecting PHP4).

2.51

  • Added CDATA comments for JavaScript.
  • Syncing comments will now restore missing thread information from old imports.
  • Install and uninstall processes have been improved.
  • Fixed an issue in PHP4 with importing comments.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause duplicate comments in some places.
  • Added an option to remove existing imported comments when importing.

2.50

  • Added missing file.

2.49

  • Database usage has been optimized for storing comment meta data.

You can perform this migration automatically by visiting Comments -> Disqus, or if
you have a large database, you may do this by hand:

CREATE INDEX disqus_dupecheck ON wp_commentmeta (meta_key, meta_value(11));
INSERT INTO wp_options (blog_id, option_name, option_value, autoload) VALUES (0, «disqus_version», «2.49», «yes») ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE option_value = VALUES(option_value);

2.48

  • Comment synchronization has been optimized to be a single call per-site.
  • disqus.css will now only load when displaying comments

2.47

  • Fixed a security hole with comment importing.
  • Reverted ability to use default template comments design.
  • Comments will now store which version they were imported under.
  • Added an option to disable server side rendering.

2.46

  • Better debugging information for export errors.
  • Added the ability to manual import Disqus comments into WordPress.
  • Added thread_identifier support to exports.
  • Cleaned up API error messages.
  • Fixed a bug which was causing the import process to not grab only the latest set of comments.
  • Added an option to disable automated synchronization with Disqus.

2.45

  • Comments should now store thread information as well as certain other meta data.
  • Optimize get_thread polling to only pull comments which aren’t stored properly.

2.44

  • Fixed JavaScript response for comments sync call.
  • Comments are now marked as closed while showing the embed (fixes showing default respond form).

2.43

  • Fixed a JavaScript syntax error which would cause linting to fail.
  • Correct an issue that was causing comments.php to throw a syntax error under some configurations.

2.42

  • Correct a bug with saving disqus_user_api_key (non-critical).
  • Added settings to Debug Information.
  • Adjusting all includes to use absolute paths.
  • Adjusted JSON usage to solve a problem for some clients.

2.41

  • Correct a bug with double urlencoding titles.

2.40

  • Comments are now synced with Disqus as a delayed asynchronous cron event.
  • Comment count code has been updated to use the new widget. (Comment counts
    must be linked to get tracked within «the loop» now).
  • API bindings have been migrated to the generic 1.1 Disqus API.
  • Pages will now properly update their permalink with Disqus when it changes. This is
    done within the sync event above.
  • There is now a Debug Information pane under Advanced to assist with support requests.
  • When Disqus is unreachable it will fallback to the theme’s built-in comment display.
  • Legacy mode is no longer available.
  • The plugin management interface can now be localized.
  • The plugin is now valid HTML5.