wordpress Disqus comments system plugin

The original comment plugin for wordpress requires people to be registered within your blog to post comments otherwise, if you allow post from everyone around, you’re going to face a spam bombing problem.

The Disqus plugin allow you to integrate the Disqus comment system that allow everyone with a social account around to post easily in your blog.

Once installed go to www.disqus.com and register an account, when done return to your blog.

On the admin menu choose “Comments > Disqus” to configure it.

You’ll be prompeted to login with your new Disqus account.

If this is the first time you are using Disqus then you’ll be prompeted to create a new configuration for your website. You’ll be redirected again to the Disqus website to perform this task.

To complete the settings page you need to specify your Akismet key to enable anti-spam features.

You also need an API key for Facebook but, luckly, if you don’t have a Facebook application page yet, this plugin will do the tedious job of creating an API key for you .

Once you’re done return again to you blog and choose “Comments > Disqus”, re-enter your  account login informations, and now you can finally choose the profile of the website you just created.

Comment sync

Disqus comments are automatically synced with WordPress internal comments. After a comment is posted, approved or delete, it requires a few minutes before it goes online.

Compatibility

When the Maintenance mode is enabled the Diqus plugin will be unable to show comments on the front-end.

Troubleshooring

If you have some weird problem using this plugin then go to the “advanced settings” and enable the option “

Prevent Spam from reaching You

After enabling the plugin the spam still can reach you. Because they post directly to wp-comments-post.php without passing by the source page, cool uh? :)

To totally prevent this kind of spam you can delete wp-comments-post.php or, better, add this to your functions.php file to totally stop this spam.

add_action('pre_comment_on_post', 'bp_pre_comment_on_post');
function bp_pre_comment_on_post() {
	wp_die( __('Sorry, comments are closed for this item.') );
}
add_filter( 'comments_open', '__return_false' );

This will anlow only Disqus plugin’s comment to come through.

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