Created: 2008-08-26 18:08
Updated: 2019-01-31 08:15
License: mit



**NOTE** I am no longer using this library and would like to hand if off to another maintainer. If you're interested in using this and would like to take over, please send me a message.

The Disqus Gem helps you easily integrate the Disqus commenting system into your Ruby-based website. It includes a Ruby wrapper for Disqus's REST API, and views helpers to generate their Javasript widgets.

What is Disqus?

From the Disqus website:

"Disqus, pronounced "discuss", is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. The Disqus comment system can be plugged into any website, blog, or application. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community."

"Disqus is a free service to the general public with absolutely no inline advertisements."

Getting it

gem install disqus

Using it

Configure it

Disqus::defaults[:account] = "my_disqus_account"

Optional, only if you're using the API

Disqus::defaults[:api_key] = "my_disqus_api_key"


:api_key         => "" # your api key
:account         => "", # your disqus account
:developer       => false, # allows threads to work on localhost
:container_id    => 'disqus_thread', # desired thread container
:avatar_size     => 48, # squared pixel size of avatars
:color           => "grey", # theme color
:default_tab     => "popular", # default widget tab
:hide_avatars    => false, # hide or show avatars
:hide_mods       => true, # hide or show moderation
:num_items       => 15, # number of comments to display
:show_powered_by => true, # show or hide powered by line
:orientation     => "horizontal" # comment orientation

Show the comment threads widget on a post page

# Loads the commenting system

# Sets the inner html to the comment count for any links on the page that
# have the anchor "disqus_thread". For example, "View Comments" below would
# be replaced by "1 comment" or "23 comments" etc.
# <a href="http://my.website/article-permalink#disqus_thread">View Comments</a>
# <a href="http://my.website/different-permalink#disqus_thread">View Comments</a>

Show the combo widget on a post page

disqus_combo(:color => "blue", :hide_mods => false, :num_items => 20)

Show the comment count on a permalink

link_to("Permalink", post_path(@post, :anchor => "disqus_thread"))

Work with the Disqus API

See the Disqus::Api class for more info on the Disqus API. You can also read the Disqus developer info here.

Hack it

Github repository:


Learn more about Disqus:


Thanks to the following contributors:

Legal Stuff

The Disqus Ruby gem was not created by, nor is officially supported by Disqus.com or Big Head Labs, Inc. Use it at your own risk and your own responsibility under the terms of the MIT License.

Copyright (c) 2008-2010 Norman Clarke. Released under the MIT license

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