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What is Disqus?

Disqus looks to make it very easy and rewarding for people to interact on websites using its system. Commenters can build reputation and carry their contributions from one website to the next.
Disqus is a tool in the Commenting Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Disqus?

2044 companies reportedly use Disqus in their tech stacks, including Swat.io, Disqus, and Accenture.

407 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Disqus.

Disqus Integrations

WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, elevio, and OutSystems are some of the popular tools that integrate with Disqus. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with Disqus.

Why developers like Disqus?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Disqus
Disqus Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Disqus in their tech stack.

Marian Steinbach
Marian Steinbach
at Giant Swarm · | 1 upvotes · 2.6K views
atGiant SwarmGiant Swarm

Disqus is our comment service of choice for our blog Disqus

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Shamar Roby
Shamar Roby
Owner/Founder at TruFlow Design · | 1 upvotes · 2.6K views
atTruFlow DesignTruFlow Design

A much better way to manage comments on your website, i'm sure you'll agree. Disqus

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Disqus is a nice well-known and easy to use commenting engine, plays well with most any web-facing integration. Disqus

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Tyler Harden
Tyler Harden
Software Engineer at datapile · | 1 upvotes · 2.5K views

Disqus is a wonderful (and free) API/software platform to integrate for comments when you don't want to limit yourself to Facebook and have no interest in reinventing something done so well.

It is a solid, A-1 piece of software. Disqus

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Blog comment hosting service used through Python static site-builder Pelican with theme pelican-bootstrap3. Disqus

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A blog without a database generally needs an offsite commenting system. Disqus is mine. Disqus

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Disqus's Features

  • Clean & Intuitive- We designed the platform to be clutter-free, which keeps people's eyes focused on the discussion itself.
  • Fully real-time Live discussions- Discussions unfold in real-time. Comments stream as they are posted and user activity indicates life on your website.
  • Activity indicators- Indicators make it easier for people to notice, see, and interact with new content and activity as it happens.
  • Typing presence- Disqus even shows when others are in the middle of writing and editing their comment but haven’t posted just yet.
  • More dynamic content- The real-time system is designed for active communities, live events, and video content.
  • Quality discussions- A smart voting system surfaces the best content on the page.
  • Loyal communities- People can see your community’s unique set of top participants and other popular discussions happening across your website.
  • Mobile- Disqus automatically supports rich, feature-parity on phones and tablets via a fully responsive, end-to-end HTML5 design.
  • Recommended Conversations- Let users easily find other interesting conversations happening on your website.
  • Social Sharing- Allow users to easily share any comment or discussion thread to their favorite social network.
  • Social Reactions- Discussions around your content happens all over the web. Disqus finds these conversations from Twitter and pulls them into the discussion on your website.
  • Social Tagging- With @mentions, easily include others on Disqus and Twitter in your discussion. Mentioned people are notified and encouraged to join your community.
  • Moderation Dashboard- Our moderation panel in the Disqus admin is built for sites that have lots of commenting activity
  • User Reputation- Users can participate anonymously, using a pseudonym, or with a given name.
  • User History- Learn how long your users have been around and how active they are.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts- Quickly select a group of items, take action, and change tabs without touching your mouse.
  • In-Line & Email Moderation- Moderate your site directly on the comment thread while logged in as a moderator or moderate your comment notifications by email with three simple commands.
  • Spam Controls & Word Filtering- Our smart-spam system works network wide and responds to new flare-ups automatically as moderators indicate new issues.
  • Blacklisting & Whitelisting- With control lists, specify users, emails, IP addresses, and words.
  • Import and export anytime- You can import all your existing comments or export
  • Flexible, Powerful Partner API- Our API is full featured and allows your developers to integrate Disqus into your mobile app, widget, forum or visualization.
  • Analytics- Visualize data with topical trend analysis, user segmentation and ad sales packaging.
  • Single Sign-On- Integrate your existing login system and allow your community to comment via your proprietary sign-in, in addition to the social options Disqus makes available.
  • SEO Optimized- Disqus is fully indexable for search engines out- of-the-box. We have been approved by the Google Search Quality team to be organically crawled unlike any other comment platform.

Disqus Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Disqus?
Discourse is a simple, flat forum, where replies flow down the page in a line. Replies are attached to the bottom and top of each post, so you can optionally expand the context of the conversation – without breaking your flow.
Livefyre’s real-time apps get your audience talking and turn your site into the hub for your community. Bloggers, brands and the largest publishers in the world use Livefyre to engage their users and curate live content from around the social web.
Jetpack wraps webpack to create a smoother developer experience. Jetpack can be used instead of webpack, webpack-cli, webpack-dev-server and webpack-dev-middleware without writing any configuration. Jetpack is a thin wrapper around webpack, and can be extended with any of the webpack configuration.
With Commento, you wouldn't need to worry about shady ad companies getting your data through hundreds of tracking services. You wouldn't need to worry about your page being slowed down - Commento uses just 22 kB total. And it's all open source.
Online comments are broken. Our open-source Talk tool rethinks how moderation, comment display, and conversation function, creating the opportunity for safer, smarter discussions around your work.
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Disqus's Followers
435 developers follow Disqus to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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