Steps to Add Disqus to WordPress
Adding Disqus, a popular commenting system, to your WordPress website is crucial for building a community around your content. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Creating a Disqus Account
To begin, you need to create an account on the Disqus website. Click the “Get Started” button and provide all the necessary details including a password for your account.
Step 2: Add your Website to Disqus
After creating your account, click on the “Add Disqus to Your Site” button. Add your website’s name, URL, and category, finally click on “Create Site”.
Step 3: Install the Disqus Plugin
Next, install the Disqus plugin on your WordPress website. Go to your dashboard, click on “Plugins” and “Add New”. Search for the “Disqus Comment System” and install the official plugin.
Step 4: Connect your Website to Disqus
Open the Disqus plugin settings on your WordPress dashboard and click on “Connect with Disqus”. Enter your Disqus username and password and select the website you created earlier. Click “Finish setup”.
Step 5: Modify Plugin Settings
Customize your Disqus settings in the plugin settings page. Choose where you want to show comments, enable or disable comments for specific posts or pages, configure comment badges, and social media sharing options.
Step 6: Embedding the Disqus Commenting System
Embed the Disqus commenting system on a post or page where you want to display comments. Switch to the text editor, scroll to the end of the post, and paste the code provided, replacing “yourdisqusshortname” with your chosen shortname.
Step 7: Test the Comments
Visit the post or page where you added the code to test the Disqus commenting system. Visitors can easily leave and reply to comments using the Disqus system.
By following these steps, you can quickly and easily integrate Disqus into your WordPress website and build a thriving community around your content.