Disqus Comments

By dirkkelly

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

I’ve just installed Disqus comments on our engineering blog, it’s an incredibly easy tool to install and provides a solid platform for managing discussions on your website.

I wanted to highlight just how easy it is to install, namely within the platform we use to power our blog Jekyll.

Signup

Just do it, create an account

Signup

Create a Site

Create a Site

Copy the Universal HTML Install Code

Copy the Code

Install

Because Jekyll is just a directory of the files that power your website it’s easy enough to add it to the overall layout of your blog.

var disqus_shortname = 'XXXX';

(function() {
  var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true;
  dsq.src = '//' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/embed.js';
  (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(dsq);
})(); 

Check out the Disqus code powering this site

Todo

There’s more customization options available to us, and I look forward to playing with them in the future.

And So

Well there’s comments now, so let me ask you the reader something.

What is it that you would like to read about of InterExchange’s Engineering blog? So far I’ve begun keeping daily notes, maybe check them out for some inspiration.