Sunday, December 29, 2013

How-To: Comment using Disqus

I successful installed Disqus on my blog today!!! You have to understand, I am not extremely tech-savvy, good with HTML code in general, or known for forcing myself to step out of the box so this is kind of a big deal. And let me tell you, it wasn't even that hard. If you've been thinking about installing Disqus for comments on your blog, you totally should. Totes.

So, this is a short little tutorial on how to comment on my bloggity-blog now that you need to do so using Disqus. I am willing to bet that most of you already know how to do this and most of you have commented on many-a-blogs using Disqus. But I also know that some of you haven't: shout-out to my family members + friends who grace my blog with their presence on an every-other-day basis. A few of them have told me that they read my blog but don't know how to comment. Disqus makes the commenting process fairly simple and painless - right here, right now, I'm going to give you a step-by-step on how to do it.

Pammy, this is for you :)

Step 1: At the bottom of the blog post, click on the Comments link (in the example below, it says "6 Comments".
In the images below, I am using Laura Beth's blog for the screenshots throughout my example. She's my cool ND bloggy friend.

Step 2: That will bring you to a page that looks like this image below:

Step 3: Click in the "Join the discussion..." box. 
It will ask you to Sign-In in some way, and your screen will look like this:

Step 4: Sign-In. Click the Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, or Google icons to sign-in using one of those accounts. I always use my twitter one. If you do not have one of those accounts and have never used Disqus before, click in the box under "OR REGISTER WITH DISQUS". Enter your name, e-mail address, and a password. You can see below how I created an account for my husband as an example:

Step 5: Once signed-in, your name will appear in the "Post as..." box. You can type your comment in the box, click post, and you're done! Now that you have done this once, you will not need to sign-in or register again each time you want to comment (as long as you are doing so from the same computer or device).

Feel free to e-mail me if you have questions! Or comment below to let me know if this worked for you - happy commenting!

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