By Ahmed Eshaan (Faysal) on Monday, 16 November 2015
Category: Tutorials

How To Add Disqus Comments On Your Joomla Websites

Either you're using Joomla templates and WordPress themes, user generated comments are important. It bears a testimony that your posted masterpiece is helping others tremendously. Visitors are found to and fro across the site to site to find out their desired contents. Before getting into your well-researched blog post, they try to find some significant traits which give them reason to read further or bounce. Now the question is what are those traits, right?

In my opinion they are not so many, but the most important elements are - huge post views, social shares and positive comments. Among those, good comments are the most effective, it allures the dark horse to be well-acquaintance of your website. But what if your post comments are full of spamming? definitely you would lose significant number of constant traffic along with the following inconvenience.

 

Now you might be thinking what would be ultimate solution to keep your site away from such an inconvenience, right? According to my experiance I found default commenting system of popular CMS like WordPress and Joomla requires tons of configuration to make it safe from unexpected danger. Even in my whole career I found many of CMS power users find difficult to add spamming safety configuration, let alone the new comers. To comprehend this issue, we have to find component which will be ultimate solution package, allows automated settings enability by default.

Now the question is which component provides all possibilities all together, the answer is simple, that is Disqus. Look on the reason why I provoke to choose this awesome 3rd commenting system for your Joomla websites.

Having learnt about the benefits of Disqus, now I am going to show you how you can install Disqus comment in your Joomla websites. Let’s dive in.

Step 01: Create account and add website in Disqus

Heading over to the Disqus.com, you have to sign up first with your email first. If you have already a registered for this site, Get into this link to add Disqus to your site, add site domain name or subdomain name in the site name field, choose Disqus URL and appropriate category. I am going to demonstrate the demo on zenithII template , so fill the empty with relevant details. When you fill the form correctly, select Finish Registration button.

Disqus provides compatibility with all popular CMS in the market, select Joomla as your platform in this stage.

After the previous selection of Joomla icon, you will be redirected to the following page, which includes the details instruction which plugin to download to integrate as Joomla Default commenting system. Copy the Shortname.

Step 02: Install Disqus plugin and link Shortname

Though above image shows the instruction line by line, I am going to describe it thoroughly. Login your Joomla backend, head to the extensions manager and install this Disqus for Joomla plugins.

Head to the plugins manager and search for Disqus, The search result will bring you two items, the first one is DISQUS Comments for Joomla and another is System -DISQUS comments for Joomla. Click on the first result to edit existing settings.

In this details page you will found a couple of field that you have to fill with relevant information like Shortname, category and menu item selection where the Disqus comment will be loaded. We have our shortname “zenithII”, I field the shortanme field with zenithII. selected blog as category, and DigiCom as menu item. When you filled your select the save and close button.

Now head to the category section where you loaded the plugin, for demonstration I have rendered the plugin in our blog section, you can load any where you think important. Have a look on the image below.

Want enjoy the full feature of this 3rd party integration? you have to log in your Disqus account, where you can find unmatched opportunities of robust comment management. Like you can add collaborator to moderate site comments, customize default look on the commenting system and so many more.

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