Take a moment to go over your options and start building your community today.
Color scheme and typeface
By default Disqus will check your site's font and background and will show comments with either a light or dark color scheme, along with a serif or sans-serif font. If these are detected incorrectly, you can override them here.
Moderators of your site will receive a special badge next to their comments verifying their authority. By default this reads "MOD" but you can personalize this text now.
Default sort order
If a commenter hasn't chosen a preferred sort order, the default you set is used instead. The default option of "Best" is recommended for most sites.
Site identity & Language
The name, URL, and description of your site is used for aggregation around the Disqus network. These are for display purposes only, and your site will not be bound to this information. Then set the default language for your community.
More configuration topics
Guest commenting makes it more convenient for new users to leave a comment, but this may not be appropriate for communities prone to abuse.
If comment quality is a bigger concern, you can choose to pre-moderate some types or all comments. This will withhold comments as they're posted until you approve them.
Enlist the help of your community members through flagging. You may set a threshold of how many unique flags it takes before a comment is withheld for moderation.
Automatically closing threads
It might make sense to automatically close discussions after a set period of time, especially if moderating comments on older posts takes too much time.
Reply to commenters
Replies are one of the best ways to measure how engaged a community is, and there’s no better person than the author to lead by example.
Know your top community members
Readers will visit your site for the content, but they’ll keep coming back for the conversation. If you have a cohort of people to help lead that discussion, you’ll never want for a dedicated readership.
Invite discussion in your content
End your post with a question that makes readers think about their answers — you’ll find more thoughtful responses, and a greater number of responses in general.
Participate in other communities
A great way to seed your community is to engage people in established communities who might be interested in what you write about. Build your profile with a link to your site and a short bio so they know where to find you.