How to Install Disqus on WordPress

How to Install Disqus on WordPress

September 12, 2019 12 By Bernardo Ryan


In this video, I’m going to show you how
to install Disqus on WordPress. Make sure you have a self-hosted
WordPress.org site. This tutorial is not for sites that are hosted
on WordPress.com Here is my blog. I’m going to be replacing the default WordPress
comments with Disqus. To get started, you’ll need to first create
a Disqus account and register your site. Start by going to disqus.com and click “Get
Started” On the sign up page, create your account. Select “I want to install Disqus on my site” Enter your website’s name. This creates a unique URL for accessing the
Disqus settings and moderation tools for your site. The part before “disqus.com” is your shortname
which we will be using later. Next up, select the plan that’s best for
you. Let’s select the Plus Free plan. Here’s a list of publishing platforms where
you can install Disqus. When you click the WordPress logo at the top,
you will find step-by-step instructions on installing the plugin. Let’s do that next. We’re now in the WordPress admin. In this step, we’re going to download and
install the Disqus WordPress plugin. Starting from the left sidebar, head to Plugins
>Add New. Search for “Disqus”. It should be the first result you find. We’ll be installing the latest 3.0 version. The plugin is now installed so let’s activate
it. From the left sidebar, let’s go to the new
Disqus plugin settings page. There are two ways you can install Disqus using the plugin: manual and automatic. Manual installation is generally faster while
Automatic installation is easier if you’d like to use Comment Syncing or import your
existing WordPress comments. I’m going to show you the manual method
first. When installing Disqus manually, you will
need your site’s shortname, which you created earlier when registering your site. You can find it by heading over to your Disqus
Admin. Click on Settings, select your site, and you
should find your shortname near the top of the page. Head back to the Disqus plugin settings in
WordPress. In the Site Configuration tab, unlock the
form fields first by clicking the lock icon at the bottom. From there, enter the shortname you copied
in the previous step. And, that’s it. You’re done. Finally, let’s take a look at Automatic
Installation. If you’d like to use Comment Syncing, which
lets you back up comments to your WordPress database, Automatic Installation makes that
easy to do by creating the API application that is required for enabling the feature. To get started, answer the questions in the
prompt, copy the installation token, then head over to the WordPress Installation Page. Select your site, paste the token into the
field, and click install. You should see a confirmation message letting
you know that installation was successful. Ok, let’s check out Disqus on our site! Looks like everything is set up correctly. Go ahead and post a comment if you like. I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Thanks for watching.