How to install and configure the Disqus Comment System plugin

This article describes how to install and configure the Disqus Comment System plugin for WordPress. This plugin enables you to easily integrate Disqus comments into a WordPress blog.

Disqus Comment System is a WordPress plugin. You must install WordPress on your site before you can install Disqus Comment System. For information about how to install WordPress, please see this article.

Installing Disqus Comment System

To install the Disqus Comment System plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click Plugins.
  3. Click Add New.
  4. In the Search text box, type disqus, and then click Search Plugins.
  5. In the Name column, locate Disqus Comment System, and then click Install Now.
  6. After WordPress finishes installing the plugin, click Activate Plugin.

Configuring Disqus Comment System

After you install the Disqus Comment System plugin, you can configure it.

You must have a Disqus account to configure the plugin. If you do not already have a Disqus account, please visit

To configure the plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click Comments.
    If you receive a message about upgrading the database, click Upgrade.
  3. On the Install Disqus Comments page, in the Username or email text box, type your Disqus username.
  4. In the Password text box, type your Disqus password.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Under Select a website, select your Disqus forum, or register a new one.
  7. Click Next. WordPress installs Disqus for your blog.
  8. To view or change the plugin settings, click Plugin Settings.

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About Disqus

disqusDisqus is the world's most used commenting system that you can easily integrate into your blog. Disqus is particularly popular among WordPress users. Disqus makes it possible to improve your audience interaction with your website. This makes it possible to increase visitor loyalty, keep your audience coming back and to build an successful online community.

Follow our instructions to get Disqus integrated into your WordPress site in a matter of minutes. You'll even be able to import your existing comments from your site.

Easy Disqus Comment Moderation

With Akismet, Disqus will help you save time with its automatic comment spam prevention. You'll be able to moderate comments through a number of methods including through email, right within the discussion or within the Disqus panel. Easily search, filter and manage all of your comments within the Disqus moderation control panel. Your audience will also be able to help you moderate comments with advanced features like blogging and flagging inapporpriate comments.

Disqus Features & Benefits

Disqus has become so popular thanks to the fact it's loaded with features and benefits for both you and your audience. Here are some of features:

  • Increase search engine rankings with content generated by your audience.
  • Easy setup and integration into your site. You won't have to write or edit one line of code.
  • Option for your users to subscribe to comments so they get email notifications.
  • Your visitors likely already have a Disqus account as it is featured on millions of sites. That means they can log in with one of their existing logins including Facebook, Twitter, or Google.
  • Includes advanced caching so it won't slow down the performance of your site.
  • Do you think you'll want to use a different commenting solution in the future? Export your comments with ease!
  • Responsive design works well on mobile devices.
  • Advanced commenting options allows for audience voting as well as uploading images and videos.
  • Comment formatting complete with links, bolding and italics.

Disqus History

Disqus began to be developed midway through 2007 by Daniel Ha and Jason Yan. Ha and Yan had known each other since 7th grade, and began their Disqus development while they were students at the University of California. Disqus actually began as just a unique domain registration before it evolved into the commenting platform.

The Disqus team applied and were accepted into the startup incubator Y Combinator. Y Combinator has helped launch a number of well known companies including Stripe, Airbnb, DoorDash, Dropbox and more. Disqus was able to secure 10 million in funding by May 2011 thanks to Y Combinator. As of 2011, 3/4 of websites who were using third-party commenting systems were using Disqus. Disqus was acquired by Zeta Global in December of 2017, but continued operations as usual.

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