DISQUS comment system is a new way of showing comments option on your blog with lot many features. In WordPress default comment system which you see on most of the sites contains Name, Email, Website and Comment boxes where anyone can enter a comment. But in Disqus you will find lot many additional features to provide user a very friendly, easy to use and beneficial environment. Here are some of the benefits of using Disqus on a blog,
1. Post Comment With Twitter, Facebook or OpenID
Most important feature of Disqus is that viewers can post a comment with their Twitter ID, Facebook ID, OpenID or Disqus ID. In any way there is facility for posting comments using traditional way of Name, Email, Website input.
2. Give Maximum Exposure To Commentators
Those who will post a comment on your blog will get maximum exposure in way like their profile with details like recent comments, blog URL etc will be visible on a single click. Other visitors may land to their pages and know about their activities in recent times.
3. Create Community Of Your Blog
Once you will install Disqus on your blog, a community page will get created with URL as yourblogname.disqus.com where people can find post with excerpt from your blog and post comment from there only. Checkout clickonf5.disqus.com or you can also check mashable.disqus.com to know more about community page.
4. Trackback Link Sharing
You can see an option to copy URL for trackbacks for a page in disqus comment section. This may help others to provide trackback to your blog.
5. No Need For CommentLuv Or Like Plug-in
As there is already so much exposure for commentators then you don’t need CommentLuv or any other plugin like that to show off other’s articles.
6. No Need For Spam Filter Plug-in Like Akismet
As Disqus is having internal installation of Akismet thru which they will filter spam posted on your blog. You just need to provide API Key of Your Akismet so that they can use that for filtering spam.
7. Comment Moderation Without Logging To Dashboard
Disqus is accessible from anywhere, you just need to login to discus.com with your disqus ID and then you can select your already listed blog from there. Start moderating comments from there only, you don’t need to login to your WordPress Dashboard for moderating comments or changing any setting for that.
8. Import Older Comments From Database To Disqus
If you are going to install Disqus on your blog today, then import your older comments as well so that you can also show off those comments in Disqus way. Go to the “Advance Option” available on top and then click on “Import” option to get all your comments from WordPress database to Disqus.
9. Show Social Media Reactions In Comments
You can show twits about your post and Friendfeed, Digg, Reddit, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube reactions. You can also show Video Comments from Seesmic to give comments section a new dimension.
10. Good Looking Comment Thread
Disqus is having three templates for showing comments and they are Regular, Narrow and Spacious and all of them are really nice. You can have a preview of these templates just above the template option so that you can check which one will suit your need.
Link For WordPress Plugin For Disqus Comment System