Disqus Comment System
How to remove "Powered by Disqus" from footer. (13 posts)

  1. kaleemsajid
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I want to remove or hide Powered by Disqus from the footer. It does not look good. Is there any way I can do this?


  2. You may be able to do that via CSS. Can you provide a link to your site?

  3. kaleemsajid
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Jan Dembowski for you reply. Here is a link "Leepa Valley".

    The plugin loads in an IFrame and I don't know how I can accomplish this using css? I'v no concerns with the backlink to Disqus website I just want to hide it. Turning it into a hidden link.

  4. Looking at it with Firebug and trying it out on my test installation, I'd hoped this would work but doesn't.

    #footer a {
       display: none;

    Which is probably good too, that CSS isn't very specific.

    It's like they don't want people to disguise the fact that you're using their comment system. ;)

  5. kaleemsajid
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your help Jan Dembowski. Hopefully we'll come across a solution to this problem. Anyone else with some idea?

  6. BlueOrchard
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Has anyone found a solution yet? Thanks!

  7. Tyler Hayes
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is not possible nor allowed via our Terms of Service: http://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466260-terms-of-service

  8. Justin Tadlock
    WordPress God
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Tyler Hayes

    You need to update your plugin immediately if that's the case.

    I don't use your plugin and don't know what's going on, but if it's adding an external link on the front end that can't be removed, it is violating WordPress.org plugin repository guidelines.

    I will report this on behalf of the users here if it is not addressed immediately.

    See item #10 from the guidelines.

    The plugin must not embed external links on the public site (like a "powered by" link) without explicitly asking the user's permission. Any such options in the plugin must default to NOT show the link.

  9. hornets2002
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Nice find Justin! Hope you win on this one, I too would like that annoying link to disappear.

  10. Justin, this has been deemed okay becuase it's a link on their website, not in the part of the plugin on your site.

    Basically you're connecting to the Disqus API as a service, and it's all running on their end. In the interests of disclosure (among other things), the powered by link was allowed. if you want, I can go get Otto or Mark to explain it better, but we went over it, and decided in this case it was permissible.

  11. hornets2002
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you guys plan on offering an actually affordable solution to syncing Disqus with Buddypress? (Or a free one since it really should be)

  12. Tyler Hayes
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hornets, I'm not sure I'm entirely aware of what you're talking about. Would you mind starting a new thread so we can keep the conversations tidy? Happy to continue the chat then. Or feel free to shoot us a message at http://disqus.com/support directly. Thanks!

  13. hornets2002
    Posted 3 years ago #

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