Comments with Disqus

We are working on a feature to allow showing a conversation directly on your own blog for anyone to see when browsing your site instead of needing to visit Until that is ready, some microbloggers may want to use a third-party commenting system like Disqus to allow comments on blog posts.

Integrating Disqus with is possible by creating a custom theme and pasting in a little JavaScript snippet provided by Disqus. Here are the basic steps:

  • Register for a new account on Disqus.
  • When prompted for your blog host, choose the “Universal Code” option.
  • Copy the JavaScript from step 1 (“Place the following code where you’d like Disqus to load”). You’ll be pasting this into The rest of the Disqus steps are optional.
  • Create a new custom theme on (or use your current custom theme if you already have one). Custom themes are managed under Posts → Design → Edit Custom Themes.
  • Search for the template “layouts/post/single.html” and click on it to edit it.
  • Paste the JavaScript you copied from Disqus near the end of the file, right before the closing {{ end }} line.
  • Save the template and make sure the custom theme is set for your blog.

Your blog posts should now load a new section from Disqus that allows commenting. Note that these comments are not copied back to any conversations on or in the timeline.