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Disqus Comment System

The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus.

9 reviews
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3.4 out of 5 stars
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Too invasive! Takes over the comment section and with self promotion link etc
By , for WP 4.4.1

I installed this plugin when I was configuring my Super Socializer plugin (a great one) and I created the required "disqus shortname" to use disqus comments. The trouble is, when you create a disqus shortname, disqus website gives the impression that this plugin as if it is a compulsory thing (on the contrary, getting a shortname was enough) to install. So I fell for it and installed.

But this plugin has taken over the whole commenting area, suppressing anything else I had there (like google+, linkedin etc). Also displays some text/link like "do you also want to have disqus for your own site?" sort of thing. It is almost you are placing a disqus ad on your site. Too invasive.

It seems to have good features like threaded comments with some configuration, but I did not like that invasive behaviour. So, it got deleted at the end!

Great plugin, non-existent support
By , for WP 4.0

Plugin is terrific; great way to outsource your spam problems to someone else. I've yet to have spam pop up in Disqus, just a couple of legit comments that needed approval.

However, support is non-existent, and this was especially noticeable with the latest update (2.77) which disabled Disqus after its "database update" routine was executed. I see lots of people in the forums wondering what happened, had to dig into a user self-support post to find the answer. Great that users support each other, not great that Disqus themselves are nowhere to be seen.

The plugin is also missing a changelog. This is very important, it tells people what has changed before they update! It can also be used to tell people what they need to be aware of *after* updating, something clearly missing from the v2.77 update.

I love this service, and the plugin. I just wish that Disqus did too.

Gets the job done, but the buck stops there
By , for WP 3.9

It is frustrating of the lack of support for WooCommerce which is such a widely used plugin. Simply by providing a way to filter or remove the action by which disqus injects itself into the comments section would allow you to prevent it from loading on the "product" post type. Seems like a simple solution, and one that should be implemented.

A little too much loading
By , for WP 3.8.1

It might me my server connection, but my experience with Disqus is that it take some time to load.

Good, but could be better
By , for WP 3.7.1

Hi, i really like how it looks like on my site, but i'm afraid of the long term commitment with you guys, i'm starting my site and i expect lots of comments, i don't wanna have to replace it with something else and lose all my comments.. is there a way to have it all on my site? not just an iframe?

Also, would it be possible to remove the branding off of the system if not have it all on my site? because the branding is just, not suitable.

Hit me back, thanks.

Ok but staying with WP comments
By , for WP 3.7

Tried it for a day the comment system server went down 3x looks great and nice features but comment system failure on server end cannot have that sorry also slows site down about 2sec load time.

Need Pingback/Trackback Options
By , for WP 3.5.1

It is important.

Nice... BUT
By , for WP 3.4.2

Nice project, and a handy comment thread for a regular user, but
it is not responsive enough for developers,

cant hardcode the language
cant hardcode some php files which affect the styling becouse is pulled from the disqus server
limited css styling chance.

Please work around a little bit because this can be huge and kickass handy plugin if done correctly!

Error: Line 104 or comments.php
By ,

PHP Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /wp-content/plugins/disqus-comment-system/comments.php on line 104

It doesn't appear that the plugin properly captures an empty array. Recommend wrapping the foreach statement with:

if(!empty($comments)) {
  foreach ($comments as $comment) {... }

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