How To Add Disqus Commenting System in Blogger


The default Blogger commenting system is not bad but if you are thinking of adding more comment features to your to blog, then I will recommend you use DISQUS commenting system.

Disqus is one of the web most popular commenting system which provides a very attractive and interactive medium for readers to comment on your blog. With Disqus, readers can comment on your blog using various social media accounts like Blogger, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and so on. Thus having a great spam detector which automatically detects spam comments and moves them to the spam folder.

As a blogger, one of your most priority is building a long-lasting relationship with your readers, audience or client so Disqus got you covered!

The Pros and Cons of Adding Disqus Commenting System in Blogger

Pros:
[*] Disqus has a very attractive design thus, making readers to comment on your blog.
[*] If you have posted a wrong comment it can be edited or deleted easily.
[*] Readers can comment on your blog using various social media accounts like Blogger, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and so on. If they don't have any, they can comment as a guest.
[*] You can send pictures or screenshots when commenting.
[*] Disqus comment system has a great spam detector which automatically detects spam comments and moves them to the spam folder.  

Cons:
[*] If you already have comments in your default blogger commenting system, after adding the Disqus commenting system you must have to synchronize Disqus with Blogger in other to see your previous comments from blogger.
[*] To see your recent comments you must have the "Disqus Recent Comment Widget" or you check them through your Disqus account dashboard.
[*] If your blogger template shows the number of comments on a post then that of Disqus wouldn't be included thus it stops counting when a new comment is been made using Disqus comment box.

Steps on How To Add Disqus Commenting System in Blogger

Step 1: Go to https://disqus.com/ and signup for an account by clicking on the "GET STARTED" button or click on this link https://disqus.com/profile/signup/.



Step 2: After signing up, log in to your Disqus admin dashboard, click on Your Sites >> + New to add a new site.


Step 3: Now create or add a new site as follows:
Website Name: (the URL of your website)
Category: (the category your site belongs to eg Tech, Sport, Games). After that click on the Create Site button.



Step 4: Now that you have successfully added a site, the next step is to select a plan of your choice otherwise Continue on Basic.


Step 5: Select the platform of your site - Blogger.


Step 6: Now follow the 3 steps instruction provided and add Disqus comment system to your blogger blog.


N.B: After adding the Disqus widget, drag it below the Blog Post Gadget in your blogs layout and click on Save arrangement. Always reload your blog's homepage to see the result. Cheers Happy Commenting!