A shortname is the unique identifier assigned to a Disqus site. All the comments posted to a site are referenced with the shortname. The shortname tells Disqus to load only your site's comments, as well as the settings specified in your Disqus admin.
Do I need a shortname?
Choosing a shortname
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a shortname:
- Your shortname cannot be changed once it is registered. Be sure it's the one you want.
- Your shortname will not appear publicly. However, your website name will show up in a number of places including (but not limited to): email notifications, the My Disqus tab, the Community tab, and the Discovery box.
What are my shortnames?
You can access the list of your sites by first visting your Home Feed and selecting “Admin” from the user drop-down menu:
Then clicking the sandwich menu button on the top left of the Admin:
The shortname can be seen in the address bar of your browser as example.disqus.com/admin or in the forum settings.