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Disqus – Free and Powerful Comment System for Websites and Blogs

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Comments are valuable information and discussion made by audience in the websites and blogs. However, the default comment box in most of the weblog publishing platforms is simplistic and uninspiring. Being a serious blogger, it is important to enhance the capabilities of your comment system to build an active community from your audience, eliminate spam and improve the appearance of comments. Disqus.com is a free comment system that improves discussion on websites and connects conversations across the web. Why is this comment system worth the attention? First of all, it is used by some major websites such as CNN, TechCrunch, FoxNews, IGN, etc. It works for most of the popular publishing platforms including WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Drupal and more.

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A lots of features and tools are come with this comment system allowing its users to receive notification email when they’ve received a response, reply comments straight from the email, attach photos and videos right within the comments, integrate comments with social services such as Facebook and Twitter as well as import existing comments into Disqus and sync up the data. Security wise, it helps you to keep your community under control with features such as blacklists, whitelists, and word filtering to ensure the spam and unsavory people are out of your community.

Features

  • Threaded comments and replies
  • Notifications and reply by email
  • Subscribe and RSS options
  • Aggregated comments and social mentions
  • Powerful moderation and admin tools
  • Full spam filtering, blacklists and whitelists
  • Support for Disqus community widgets
  • Connected with a large discussion community
  • Increased exposure and readership
  • Indexable by search engines (SEO-friendly)
  • Support for importing existing comments

How to Install Disqus on WordPress Blog

1. Go to Disqus.com and sign up an account
2. Go to Dashboard, click Add button next to Your Sites
3. Register your site then click Continue button
4. Configure the settings then click Continue button
5. Choose WordPress for installation instructions
6. Download Disqus Comment System plugin and install on your WordPress
7. After activating the plugin, navigate to Comments and click Disqus
8. Enter your Disqus username and password to log in
9. Select your website and click Next
10. Now Disqus has been installed on your blog, you may click Export them to export your existing comments from WordPress database to Disqus comment system

Author: Jules, Quertime Editorial

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