Disqus vs. Discourse

Heads up: you're comparing apples to oranges. Tools belonging to different groups are often not directly comparable because they usually have different intended purposes and benefits.

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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.

What is 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.

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Why do developers choose Disqus?
Why do you like Disqus?

Why do developers choose Discourse?
Why do you like Discourse?


What are the cons of using Disqus?
Downsides of Disqus?

What are the cons of using Discourse?
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How much does Disqus cost?
Disqus Pricing
How much does Discourse cost?
Discourse Pricing


What companies use Disqus?
536 companies on StackShare use Disqus
What companies use Discourse?
50 companies on StackShare use Discourse


What tools integrate with Disqus?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Disqus
What tools integrate with Discourse?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Discourse

What are some alternatives to Disqus and Discourse?

  • 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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