Guest commenting is an optional feature in Disqus that allows users to comment without creating a Disqus profile.
How is guest commenting different?
Commenting as a guest is different than commenting with a registered Disqus account in a few main ways:
Please note: We no longer support Gravatars associated with the email address used when making guest comments.
- Neither a Disqus account nor profile will be created using your credentials. This also means all benefits of having a registered account, such as being able to customize your profile, change settings, edit/delete your comments, are not included when commenting as a guest.
- Commenting as a guest also means you will not be subscribed to email notifications of new comments, including replies to your comments.
- Guest comments will not be approved automatically, and must be manually approved by a site moderator to appear on the page, regardless of whether Pre-Moderation has been enabled.
Is guest commenting the same as anonymous commenting?
No. Guest commenting is the ability to comment without registration. You may do so anonymously, with a pseudonym, or with your real identity.
Anonymous or pseudonymous commenting with registration remains available as always.
How do I enable guest commenting on my site?
Guest commenting can be enabled at the Disqus admin > Settings > Community page in the Guest Commenting setting.
How do I know if a site has guest commenting enabled?
You'll see a checkbox below the Password field when posting a comment that says "I'd rather post as guest".
How do I comment as a guest?
When commenting, simply enable the "I'd rather post as guest" checkbox. Your credentials will not be used to create a Disqus account or profile, nor will you receive any email notifications.
Why can't I comment as a guest?
Not all sites in Disqus allow guest commenting. If you'd like more information on why guest commenting isn't available on a site in question, kindly contact that site's moderators.
If you are unable to comment on a site with guest commenting enabled, check out Why can't I comment?
What happens to my guest comments if I make a Disqus account?
Comments you make as a guest will remain separate from your Disqus account. Guest comments cannot be claimed.