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Disqus vs Prerender: What are the differences?

Developers describe Disqus as "Elevating the discussion, anywhere on the web". 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. On the other hand, Prerender is detailed as "Allow your javascript apps to be crawled perfectly by search engines. Works for AngularJS, BackboneJS, EmberJS and more". Search engines and social networks are always trying to crawl your pages, but they only see the javascript tags...We render your javascript in a browser, save the static HTML, and you return that to the crawlers!.

Disqus and Prerender are primarily classified as "Commenting Service" and "SEO for Javascript" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Disqus are:

  • 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.

On the other hand, Prerender provides the following key features:

  • Open Source
  • Perfect Cache
  • Blazing Fast

Prerender is an open source tool with 5.19K GitHub stars and 767 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Prerender's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 Prerender?

Search engines and social networks are always trying to crawl your pages, but they only see the javascript tags...We render your javascript in a browser, save the static HTML, and you return that to the crawlers!
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        What are some alternatives to Disqus and Prerender?
        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.
        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.
        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.
        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.
        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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        Reviews of Disqus and Prerender
        Review ofDisqusDisqus

        Have been using Disqus for a long time now, and have always been satisfied. Occasionally it's been a little slow to load, but I think it's gotten better over time. The UI has improved over time, too. Very easy to integrate into my Ghost blog, and complements it well in terms of styling. Very happy with it.

        How developers use Disqus and Prerender
        Avatar of datapile
        datapile uses DisqusDisqus

        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.

        Avatar of Kalibrr
        Kalibrr uses PrerenderPrerender

        We make sure that our site is indexable by bots and spiders (such as GoogleBot and Facebook's fetcher) using Prerender, which runs our JS and render and serves the final page to bots that typically don't have JS capabilities.

        Avatar of Samuel Harrold
        Samuel Harrold uses DisqusDisqus

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

        Avatar of Kent Steiner
        Kent Steiner uses DisqusDisqus

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

        Avatar of Steve Paulo
        Steve Paulo uses DisqusDisqus

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

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        Giant Swarm uses DisqusDisqus

        Disqus is our comment service of choice for our blog

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        Studio webux uses PrerenderPrerender

        To create crawlable files

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