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Alternatives to Disqus

Discourse, LiveFyre, Jetpack, Discord, and Commento are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Disqus.
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What is Disqus and what are its top alternatives?

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.

Top Alternatives to Disqus

  • Discourse

    Discourse

    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

    LiveFyre

    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

    Jetpack

    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. ...

  • Discord

    Discord

    Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover. ...

  • Commento

    Commento

    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. ...

  • Talk

    Talk

    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. ...

  • Cusdis

    Cusdis

    It is an open source, lightweight (5kb gzipped), privacy-friendly alternative to Disqus. ...

  • CommentBox.io

    CommentBox.io

    Hosted commenting that's painless to embed, a pleasure to use, and a breeze to moderate. No ads. No Tracking. Just Comments. ...

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Discourse

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The 100% open source, next-generation discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet.
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PROS OF DISCOURSE
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    Open source
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    Fast
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    Email digests
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    Better than a stereotypical forum
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    Perfect for communities of any size
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    Made by same folks from stackoverflow
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    Built with Ember.js
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    It's perfect to build real communities
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    Great customer support
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    Configurations
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    Translated into a lot of Languages
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    Made by consolidated team with a working business
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    Easy flag resolution
CONS OF DISCOURSE
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    Heavy on server
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    Notifications aren't great on mobile due to being a PWA

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Josh Dzielak
Co-Founder & CTO at Orbit · | 19 upvotes · 338.5K views

Shortly after I joined Algolia as a developer advocate, I knew I wanted to establish a place for the community to congregate and share their projects, questions and advice. There are a ton of platforms out there that can be used to host communities, and they tend to fall into two categories - real-time sync (like chat) and async (like forums). Because the community was already large, I felt that a chat platform like Discord or Gitter might be overwhelming and opted for a forum-like solution instead (which would also create content that's searchable from Google).

I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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LiveFyre

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We make your site social.
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PROS OF LIVEFYRE
    Be the first to leave a pro
    CONS OF LIVEFYRE
      Be the first to leave a con

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      Jetpack

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      Webpack made more convenient
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      PROS OF JETPACK
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        CONS OF JETPACK
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          Discord

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          All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone
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          PROS OF DISCORD
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            Unlimited Users
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            Unlimited Channels
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            Easy to use
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            Fast and easy set-ups and connections
          • 45
            Voice Chat
          • 41
            Clean UI
          • 39
            Mobile Friendly
          • 37
            Free
          • 29
            Android App
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            Mention system
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            Customizable notifications on per channel basis
          • 24
            Customizable ranks/permissions
          • 20
            IOS app
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            Good code embedding
          • 18
            Vast Webhook Support
          • 16
            Dark mode
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            Roles
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            Easy context switching between work and home
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            Bot control
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            Great Customer Support
          • 12
            Great Communities
          • 12
            Easy to develop for
          • 12
            Very Resource Friendly
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            Robust
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            Video Call Conference
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            Video call meeting
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            Sharing screen layer
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            Able to hold 99 people in one call
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            Great browser experience
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            Shares screen with other member
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            Cool
          • 9
            Easy Server Setup and joining system
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            Easy
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            Easy to code bots for
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            Better than Zoom
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            Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
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            Noice
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            Everyone look at my con (it's a pro disguised as a con)
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            Not got wierd emojis like everything made by google
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            Easily set up custom emoji
          CONS OF DISCORD
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            Not as many integrations as Slack
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            For gamers
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            Limited file size
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            Sends data to US Gov
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            Discord is great, what are you talking about?
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            For everyone
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            Are u mad u ever heard of DMs???
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            Unsupportive Support
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            Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
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            What i mean by this is someone said u cant chat lol
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            Undescriptive in global ban reasons
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            Zoom is WAY better bc you can't even chat on Discord

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          Josh Dzielak
          Co-Founder & CTO at Orbit · | 19 upvotes · 338.5K views

          Shortly after I joined Algolia as a developer advocate, I knew I wanted to establish a place for the community to congregate and share their projects, questions and advice. There are a ton of platforms out there that can be used to host communities, and they tend to fall into two categories - real-time sync (like chat) and async (like forums). Because the community was already large, I felt that a chat platform like Discord or Gitter might be overwhelming and opted for a forum-like solution instead (which would also create content that's searchable from Google).

          I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

          It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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          From a StackShare Community member: “We’re about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we’ve seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I’m seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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          Commento

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          Lightweight, open source, tracking-free alternative to Disqus
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          PROS OF COMMENTO
            Be the first to leave a pro
            CONS OF COMMENTO
              Be the first to leave a con

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              Niall Geoghegan
              at experiential psychotherapy institute · | 6 upvotes · 21.8K views

              I created a Squarespace website with multiple blog pages. I discovered that the native Squarespace commenting tool is not currently capable of letting people subscribe to my blog pages if they are using Google Chrome or Safari! I then discovered that Disqus email verification doesn't work with Yahoo Mail. I also hate that there's no way to turn off that email verification (which I don't need since I moderate all comments anyway). So I want to use a different commenting system. I've read some good things about Commento. Three questions: (1) will it work on a Squarespace site? (I'll pay a developer to integrate it for me) (2) Does it have its own issues/elements that don't work smoothly, similar to the other two? (3) Is there another plugin I should be considering for my Squarespace site?

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              Talk

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              A better commenting experience from Mozilla, The New York Times, and The Washington Post
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              PROS OF TALK
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                CONS OF TALK
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                  Cusdis

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                  Open-source, lightweight comment system for your website
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                  PROS OF CUSDIS
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                    CONS OF CUSDIS
                      Be the first to leave a con

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                      CommentBox.io

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                      A responsible alternative to Disqus
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                      PROS OF COMMENTBOX.IO
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                        CONS OF COMMENTBOX.IO
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