Promote blog commenting with Thesis & Disqus

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As a blogger I must admit that I love love LOVE receiving comments. There’s nothing like receiving some positive, even negative, feedback about articles you’ve spent minutes, hours, some times days, constructing.

For a little while now I’ve been using the Disqus commenting platform across all of my blogs, mostly for the ease of setting up Facebook Connect, and now Twitter logins, so I must admit I was very thankful and happy when Disqus worked straight away on my new Thesis theme.

How easy is it to set up? All you need to do is just get yourself an account on Disqus, upload the WordPress plugin to your plugins directory, activate it, fill in the login fields and a few other bits and pieces……and voila, you now have a much more interactive commenting system where people can take their comments with them wherever they go.

The only modification I made was addition of a bit of CSS in Thesis’ custom.css

.custom #disqus_thread { padding-left: 10px; padding-right: 10px; }

The only other thing you need to worry about is setting up the Facebook Connect portion of Disqus, that was a little harder but there’s plenty of info on Disqus to help out with that. If you get stuck doing it though, give me a holler.

So if you’re looking to give people more options for commenting on your Thesis Framework blog give Disqus a look in, you wont be disappointed.

9 Conversations, courtesy of Geir Halvosen

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