At some point during your personal or business blog‘s life, you may find that your blog’s native commenting platform is lacking in functionality. If you are not satisfied with that native system, there are several options available. Disqus is one such option.
Disqus is a third party commenting program for blogs and websites that is compatibleÂ with Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, TypePad, and several other blogging platforms.
Pros for Using Disqus
– It is free.
– You can completely moderate comments via email â€“ approve, reply, remove, etc.
– It is fairly easy to import old comments, to export comments for backup, and to migrate threads if youÂ change your domain.
– It is very simple to blacklist or whitelist emails, domains, IP addresses, and specific words or phrases.
– You are able to view and manage your comments on other blogs using Disqus through your DisqusÂ dashboard.
– Once logged in, your Disqus profile is recognized on all sites using Disqus until you log out (as long asÂ your own internet/cookies settings allow it).
Cons of Using Disqus
– Disqus can add significantly to your blog’s page load time. If you already have a long page load time, youÂ may want to avoid this option.
– Disqus occasionally goes down and your comments are unavailable. Feedback is average and not alwaysÂ consistent.
– Disqus is currently not compatible with mobile Blogger themes.
Ultimately, the ability to manage comments fully through email is what keeps me a fan of the DisqusÂ commenting platform. Additionally, Disqus recently launched Disqus LabsÂ and updated the user dashboard, so new things are on the way.Â Updates to this commenting system are frequent but not overwhelming.