Before installing Disqus, you'll first need to register a forum, if you have not done so already.
For many of the most popular platforms (e.g. Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr etc.), most of these steps are unnecessary as we have integrations which do all of this for you. See our list of available integrations to find out if yours is listed.
Comments embedThe comments embed is the core Disqus experience where most users will spend their time. By putting in a snippet of code on your website, we’ll load all the necessary components for commenting experience on a specific post, article or topic.
- If you're using Disqus outside of a publicly-accessible environment, see our guide on Best practices for staging, development and preview sites
- If using configuration variables with the embed, set them before loading the page. None of the data you give these variables will apply after the thread is created, so they need to be present before the page is loaded for the first time.
- Setting a trusted domain in your Disqus admin settings will ensure that no other websites can use your Disqus shortname. Make sure you include all possible domains that you might load the Disqus embed on, or else you'll block yourself.
- We recommend Reseting and Archiving Large Threads when a discussion on your site grows larger than 1,000 comments. Large threads present some user experience issues, and can be avoided by configuring your automatic close setting.