Migrating Comments to Disqus

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Merry Christmas!

I’m going to be migrating my comment system to Disqus. You might notice missing comments or other such weirdness. Do not be alarmed.

I’ll try to do this at a time I expect the lowest amount of traffic.

Hope you’re having a great holidays!

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  1. Avatar for haacked
    haacked December 25th, 2012

    Testing this out. I'm importing all the old comments at the moment.

  2. Avatar for Ken Egozi
    Ken Egozi December 25th, 2012

    I wonder what's the case for this. 

    for starters, wouldn't it render the content of the comments (which might be very relevant) un-googleable?
    Then there also might be an issue with IP or license - who owns the content? the commenters? you? or disqus?

  3. Avatar for haacked
    haacked December 25th, 2012

    Disqus offers features that I just don't have time to implement. Also, I own the content and can easily export them (I've tested this). In fact, that's how I got the comments into the system, by importing them.

    Here are some links that address your questions.

    * http://www.quora.com/Do-sea...
    http://www.wac6.com/wac6/20...
    http://help.disqus.com/cust...

  4. Avatar for Anton Rudeshko
    Anton Rudeshko December 25th, 2012

    Very good decision =) Disqus is very flexible and popular. 
    Have a nice holidays!

  5. Avatar for David De Sloovere
    David De Sloovere December 26th, 2012

    Great decision.
    I came to a point where I only comment anymore when I can't identity myself with just a few clicks and don't have to jump through hoops (captcha etc). DISQUS is a definite win for this. Implemented it in my own blog and I see people are commenting more.

  6. Avatar for Dima Stefantsov
    Dima Stefantsov December 26th, 2012

    Disqus ftw.
    Still can't figure out why different pages with disqus_url set to same value don't show same comments though. Manual said if identifier is omitted, disqus_url is used to determine what "thread" to load.
    Waiting for their support response for 5 days already...

  7. Avatar for Michael Hazell
    Michael Hazell December 26th, 2012

     Disqus says that you own your comments, they just host it. As for SEO, your native system should display the comments synced from Disqus in plain text so pages with JavaScript disabled can see them, and if JavaScript is enabled the Disqus system should hide the plain text comments and load it's embed instead. This works with the WordPress plugin for a fact.

  8. Avatar for Chris Sebok
    Chris Sebok December 26th, 2012

    I was looking at disqus a few weeks ago for my site - decided against it as I wanted to develop and control my comment system, rather than let someone else do all the hard work. What can I say? I'm a sucker for punishment :)

  9. Avatar for Daniel15
    Daniel15 December 30th, 2012

    You can synchronise the Disqus comments so that non-JavaScript users (and search engines) can still see them: http://help.disqus.com/cust...

  10. Avatar for Daniel15
    Daniel15 December 30th, 2012

    That's how I felt originally. But recently when I rewrote my blog I decided to move to Disqus. I like that there's one dashboard where I can see replies to every comment I've posted using Disqus (makes replying very easy) and I can have one login instead of having to re-enter my details on every blog I go to.

  11. Avatar for cvrajeesh
    cvrajeesh January 12th, 2013

    Hi Phil,

    A minor bug in your blog. Number of comments and reactions against posts are not shown correctly on the home page but displayed correctly on the actual post page.

  12. Avatar for joey
    joey January 15th, 2013

    I got the comments into the system, by importing them.
    S8050

  13. Avatar for qpes
    qpes January 17th, 2013

    It's good solution to fight spam :)

  14. Avatar for Daniel15
    Daniel15 February 11th, 2013

    I just started implemented Disqus comment syncing in my blog for SEO and so users with JavaScript turned off can see the comments. It's pretty easy to do :) https://github.com/Daniel15...

  15. Avatar for damwal
    damwal November 21st, 2013

    test

  16. Avatar for Van Thieu
    Van Thieu January 9th, 2015

    Do you have a tutorial on how to migrate/implement Disqus?

  17. Avatar for Brand Design
    Brand Design January 23rd, 2018

    Very good decision =) Disqus is very flexible and popular.