Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial


Jeesun Kim
Jeesun Kim
4,866 Points

What would you recommend DISQUS or WordPress comment service?

I have noticed a lot of wordpress bloggers using DISQUS instead of its built-in WordPress comment service.

What would you guys use for your blog?

5 Answers

The built-in commenting system that comes with WordPress is sufficient for basic purposes and offers simple moderation functionality, but many people want more than that. Disqus is a popular alternative because it offers more robust moderation tools, social sign-in options, and other useful tools for increasing engagement such as voting and sharing.

disqus or livefire

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

I kinda like Wordpress's comment abilities, but have nothing against Disqus or Livefire, personally. Lots of opinions about this, so I'd just say that you need to truthfully answer this question to yourself.

Why are you using a 3rd party source comment system over Wordpres's built in? What are you getting out of it that WP's comment ability can't give you?

You are relying on a 3rd party source for comments; there are ups and downs to that. Finally, look at some of your favorite wordpress sites, and see what comment system they use, and why? Do they have a blog post that explains their resigning, that might help you decide for yourself.

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

Neither and none. I just went through this process of finding the best way to add comments to a WP site and ended up going with the "pro" way of building my own comment form and combining various plugins to make it all work better.

Take a look here: http://ultimategamingparadise.com/news/is-the-xbox-one-just-a-very-expensive-paperweight/

I can quickly spam, mod or delete comments and comment are added via Ajax. Two plugins to get are:

http://www.dfactory.eu/plugins/ajaxed-comments/ for making comment additions Ajax.

http://10up.com/plugins/simple-local-avatars-wordpress/ so users can add their picture to their user account and it shows up if they're logged in.

To build your own contact form, copy and paste the stock one into your functions file with relevant hook.