Disqus + GitHub pages


Today I was trying to add a comment section in one of my GitHub pages site. Turns out it is very easy. All you have to do is sign up a disqus account and head here.

Then add the following text in _layouts/default.html:

{% if page.comments %}
<div class="comments">
<div id="disqus_thread"></div>
<script>
/**
* RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT AND UNCOMMENT THE SECTION BELOW TO INSERT DYNAMIC VALUES FROM YOUR PLATFORM OR CMS.
* LEARN WHY DEFINING THESE VARIABLES IS IMPORTANT: https://disqus.com/admin/universalcode/#configuration-variables*/
var disqus_config = function () {
this.page.url = "{{ page.url | prepend: site.url }}"; // Replace PAGE_URL with your page's canonical URL variable
this.page.identifier = "{{ page.url }}"; // Replace PAGE_IDENTIFIER with your page's unique identifier variable
};
(function() { // DON'T EDIT BELOW THIS LINE
var d = document, s = d.createElement('script');
s.src = 'https://YOURSITENAME.disqus.com/embed.js&#39;;
s.setAttribute('data-timestamp', +new Date());
(d.head || d.body).appendChild(s);
})();
</script>
<noscript>Please enable JavaScript to view the <a href="https://disqus.com/?ref_noscript">comments powered by Disqus.</a></noscript>
</div>
{% endif %}

Use the following front material on the page you want the discussion to take place:

layout: default
comments: true

# other options


nJoy!

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