Allowing comments on your blog posts

Allowing people to comment on your blog posts can be a great way to facilitate discussion between you and your customers and create a regular following for your blog.

All our websites come with Disqus activated to allow you to have comments.


What is Disqus?

If you haven't already heard of it, Disqus is the world's most popular commenting platform. 2 million people join Disqus every month and 5 million people leave comments using Disqus each week.

Disqus allows you to easily place on your blog a comments box and, through your Disqus account, you can monitor and moderate the comments that people leave.

Many of your visitors will already be registered with Disqus and if they aren't they can still comment easily (and login with their Facebook or Twitter account).


Installing Disqus on your website

Installing Disqus is very easy. You only need to create a Disqus account, obtain a tiny bit of code (they provide) and paste it into a page in your account.

1. Go to www.disqus.com and click, from the top of the page, 'get started'.

2. Enter your details into the sign up form.

3. Click the 'signup' button.

4. On the next page, click 'I want to install Disqus on my site'.

Enter your website's name and select the relevant category.

Under the 'website name' field, the website will display your unique Disqus URL. You'll need to highlight and copy the first part of the URL (as indicated in the screenshot above), e.g. joe-bloggs-shoes

5. Click the 'create site' button.

6. Go back to our management system and select 'themes' from the left hand menu. Select 'installed themes' from the submenu and then 'theme settings' for the theme that you want to add Disqus to (this will usually be your live theme).

7. Scroll to the 'add-ons' section and enter the 'short name' from Disqus into this box.

8. Click 'save changes' at the bottom of the page and check your website's blog to make sure that Disqus is now showing.