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Buddypress + DISQUS integration ? ala

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  • Hi there!

    I currently work for the Telegraph, so have first-hand knowledge. If you want to use Disqus, you need to get user authentication going between WordPress and Disqus. At the Telegraph, we have our own in-house authentication system, too, so we’ve got a three way connection between our system, WordPress, Disqus. It’s as tricky as it sounds, and it’s not perfect.

    We also have to use the Disqus Single Sign On feature, which you have to pay money for.

    Disqus do have a WordPress plugin but as I understand, it syncs between WordPress comments and Disqus comments (it never looks like you’re using Disqus).

    I would suggest either using Disqus comments fully or WordPress comments fully. Not a mixture. Requiring people to sign in to Disqus via FB or TW I don’t think will realistically be a problem, as a lot of users have those social media accounts already. If you absolutely must have the Disqus / WordPress user authentication going, I’d suggest you get in contact with Disqus support at and see what their thoughts are.

    If you learn something, do share :)

    Studio Vanguard


    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your in-depth reply. I will probably circumvent the default WordPress comment system and fully use Disqus. I sent an email to the Disqus team, however I’ve got a feeling that I’ll need to purchase their professional add-on package to get their full support on the implementation. From the information outlined in the OP article, I’d say that this was the route that the took as well in order to get your three way system up and running?

    I’ll see what I can come with :)


    Telegraph uses Disqus across all our sites; we have so many comments we have a team of people working full-time to moderate them. And, yes, Telegraph pays money for Disqus.

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