I was thinking to change the commenting form of my blog. Finally, I have installed Disqus commenting form. Through this post I want to share how I did it.
It's very simple if you have a normal blogger template. You just have to go to Disqus, create an account and install the code, which will automatically be added to your blogger HTML template. But, since I had used a template which was not of Blogger, I could not install it automatically. For this purpose, if you have knowledge about HTML code, then you can simply use the "Universal Code" of Discus and place it at appropriate place. But, in case you don't have much knowledge about HTML ( like me), then you can first take a back-up of your current HTML of blogger template in your PC hard drive and revert to the default template of Blogger. Now, go to Disqus and install the commenting form. Later on, you can use your favourite template (non Blogger one).
After disqus is installed, it shows the comments as "0" !! This can shock you!! Don't worry, you can import all the comments and then choose to synchronize all the future comments by doing some settings in Disqus.
Now, the funny part was that I was looking for my dear blogger Pal's comments in my blogger dashboard!!! While the comments were getting stored on Disqus Dashboard!!!! psst! I didn't know that!!
I like this commenting form, as I can quickly reply to comments without shuffling through all the posts on my blog. Also, it helps bring out a logical discussion, as I can reply on the relevant comment at the appropriate place.
Since, I encourage healthy and open discussions on various topics ( I really like it, when you write for me!) using a commenting form like this is very beneficial.
I have heard that Disqus takes a lot of time to load?? Are you also feeling the same??
Do let me know what you think about it? and about the look of the blog.
I would look forward to your suggestions :)