Disqus Comment System
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 automatically imports your existing comments.
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, CBS, and Entertainment Weekly
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
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
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
Search our Knowledge Base for solutions to common troubleshooting questions
Check out our support community, Discuss Disqus, to see if your question has been answered
Talk to our Support team at https://wordpress.org/plugins/disqus-comment-system/disqus.com/support
Visit our Getting Started page to learn the basics of Disqus
Go to “Plugins” > “Add Plugin”
Search for “Disqus Comment System” by Disqus
Click “Install Now”
Activate the plugin
(Automatic: easiest) From the Install page of the Disqus plugin settings, follow the Automatic Installation steps to set up Disqus on your site. During this process, you will need to create a Disqus account and register your site. This also creates the API application required for enabling Comment Syncing.
(Manual: fastest) Enter your site’s Disqus shortname in Site Configuration. This requires you to have created a Disqus account and registered your site.
NOTE: It is recommended that you backup your database before installing the plugin.
Syncing comments to WordPress
Comment Syncing copies comments made in Disqus to your WordPress installation as backup in case you ever decide to switch back to native WordPress comments. Syncing is not enabled by default. To enable syncing, you’ll need to set it up either by creating an API application (follow instructions here) or via Automatic Installation in the plugin.
For more information, go to https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/960360
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.