Disqus is a popular commenting platform for websites. It works well for blogs. When you add Disqus to your WordPress blog, you will not be using the default WordPress commenting system any more. You will switch to Disqus which specializes in comments for website.

After installing Disqus for WordPress, your visitors will be able to comment using their Disqus, Facebook, Twitter or Google account. You can also allow them to comment with their name and email. While using accounts other than Facebook, your visitors will actually be authorizing their Facebook/Twitter/Google account to be used with Disqus.

If you use Disqus, all the commenting, notifications by comments etc. will be handled completely by Disqus. You won’t have to worry about this part anymore. You can moderate the comments and configure Disqus to fit your need.

To add Disqus to your WordPress Blog:

Step 1: Create a Disqus Account

Step 2: Configure Disqus for Your Blog


Step 3: Installing Disqus Plugin to WordPress

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Step 4: Configuring Disqus for WordPress Plugin

You have finished adding and configuring Disqus for WordPress.

Moderating Comments Made in Disqus

If you’d like to moderate comments made in Disqus, then you have to visit your disqus URL that you created during signup. It is something like http://yourblog.disqus.com. You can also login via discus.com and visit the admin area for moderation. All the activities related to comments are handled via the Disqus website and not your WordPress blog admin area.

Allowing Guests to Comment


By default, when you install Disqus, guests won’t be able to use their email and password to comment on your blog. If you’d like to enable it then login to Disqus. You should open the subdomain that you created in Disqus http://yourblog.disqus.com for administration. You can also click on “Admin” link to reach this area. There, go to Settings. In the General tab, you will find a heading called “Community Rules” from when you can turn on guest commenting. Don’t forget to save your changes.

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