Elevating the discussion, anywhere on the web.

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?

459 companies use Disqus including Disqus, Webedia, and triGo GmbH.

Disqus integrates with

WordPress, Squarespace, Tumblr, Blogger, and Letterpad are some of the popular tools that integrate with Disqus. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Disqus.

Why people like Disqus

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use 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's alternatives

  • Discourse - The 100% open source, next-generation discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet.
  • Jetpack - Webpack made more convenient
  • LiveFyre - We make your site social.
  • Commento - Lightweight, open source, tracking-free alternative to Disqus
  • Talk - A better commenting experience from Mozilla, The New York Times, and The Washington Post

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