Sunday, August 15, 2010

Disqus and WordPress: A Tragedy

If you have spent any amount of time on the internet, especially if you have a blog, you have probably heard of WordPress.  WordPress is one of the top Wordpressblogging sites.  WordPress has two arms. hosts blogs and offered blog architecture software.
Now, I’d like to introduce you to the second member of our tragedy: Disqus.  Ddisqus-signisqus is an online service that offers a centralized place for controlling blog  and website commenting.  It’s a one stop shopping for modifying and approving comments from many different blogs.  All you have to do is register your blog or website and insert some code.
The tragedy is that I found out that even though you can insert Disqus into almost any blog or website, you cannot insert it into you blog if it is hosted on  (If your blog is self-hosted and running WordPress, you can imbed Disqus.)  I soon realized that WordPress does not support any add-ons.  This is disappointing for me because I like to add to the functionality of my blog with add-ons.
If you are like me and you would like to support Disqus, you can join my Facebook group here:!/group.php?gid=124927537525907&ref=ts.  I would like to add the ability to install add-ons and I hope they hear my plea and fix it.