March 03, 2014

Disqus Commenting Settings

When you enable Disqus Commenting for your blog, you can take advantage of the advanced settings for moderating comments submitted to your blog. If you haven't already enabled Disqus for your blog, see the article on setting up Disqus commenting.

Enabling Disqus commenting on your Typepad blog is in Beta. Join the Typepad Beta team to check out all the new features at Account > Summary.

Display Settings

To change the display settings for Disqus comments, go to Settings > General in your Disqus dashboard.

Appearance: Choose a light or dark background display and font typeface. For moderators, set a name to display with moderator comments.

Comment Count Link: Change the link to view comments in the Post Footer on index pages. Include {num} in Multiple Comments to display the total number of comments submitted. Examples: {num} Replies, Feedback, Let us know what you think!

Default Sort: Set the order of comments to display Newest First, Oldest First (most common), or Best First.

Discovery: Similar to the Related Posts feature, the Discovery box displays recommended posts below the comment thread.

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Website Identity

The website information at Disqus can match the information at Settings > Basics in Typepad for your blog.

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Moderation & Community Rules

Guest Commenting: Allow non-Disqus users to comment by signing in through Facebook, Twitter, or other account. They will not be notified of new comments.

Moderation: By enabling moderation, non-verified or all comments will not be published until approved by a moderator.

Allow Links: Allow URLs for all comments or moderate comments containing links to discourage spammers.

Media Attachments: Enable the ability to to attach images and video to comments. Keep in mind comments with multimedia may be inappropriate and moderation is recommended if attachments are allowed.

Flagged Comments: Comments can be flagged by the community as possible spam or inappropriate. Learn more.

Automatic Closing: Set comments to close on posts after so many days. Recommended.

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Blacklist/Whitelist & Restricted Words

In Disqus, go to Settings > Filters to manage restricted keywords and commenters.

Restricted Words can be added separated by commas in the text field. You can also use an asterisk * wildcard. For example, if you are seeing offending comments including dezi345, dezi678, dezi902, you can add dezi* as a restricted word to block all of the offending comments with one keyword.

A comment containing Restricted Words will be held in moderation.

The Blacklist can be used to block comments by name, email, IP, and keywords. Blacklisted comments will not be held in moderation and will not be allowed to post at all.

Add commenters to the Whitelist to bypass spam check and moderation and publish the comments right away.

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The Block List at Typepad will not be used for Disqus comments. If you have items added to the Block List, the items will need to be re-added to the Blacklist or Restricted Words lists at Disqus.

Add Moderators

Additional moderators can be invited to help manage comments submitted to your blog without the need to be an Owner or Co-owner (aka Blog Admin). Guest Authors can be invited as comment moderators giving them access to manage all comments on the blog.

In Disqus, go to Settings > Moderators and click to Add a moderator. You'll be prompted to enter an email address or Disqus username to send the invitation.

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Notifications

Disqus members can be notified of additional comments submitted to the post by clicking the Subscribe link at the end of the comment thread.

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