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Ahead of the curve: The Disqus WordPress Plugin in 2017

Posted by Tony Hue on April 27, 2017

WordPress is one of the most popular publishing platforms used by publishers on Disqus. Since its release, the Disqus WordPress plugin has empowered millions of publishers to increase reader engagement, retain readers, and foster thriving communities.

We’re always looking for opportunities to engage with the WordPress community. To that end, our CEO Daniel Ha recently stopped by for an interview on the WordPress Weekly podcast hosted by WPTavern.

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WPTavern is the place for keeping a pulse on the latest WordPress news and so we were thrilled to share with their readers what we’ve been working on and what’s in store in the future. If you’re interested, you can listen to the episode below where Daniel talks about the company’s founding, our collaboration with Akismet, and some of the biggest challenges publishers face today and how Disqus can help.

Upcoming WordPress plugin update

As mentioned during the interview, we are actively developing the first update to the Disqus WordPress plugin this year which we’re aiming to release soon. Specifically, we’re working to fix an issue some sites have reported with comments not syncing properly with WordPress. We know that this is an important feature for many publishers and one of the unique benefits with installing Disqus using our WordPress plugin.

disqus-wordpress-plugin-page-2.pngYou might have also noticed that the Disqus WordPress plugin page recently got a facelift. After WordPress launched a redesigned plugin directory in March, it was a good opportunity to review our existing content and make updates that better describe our offerings including:

  • Why you should use Disqus
  • Feature breakdown by engagement and moderation tools
  • Screenshots of different product features and interactions

We also updated information about how to get support including a new FAQ section that has solutions to common troubleshooting topics. As always, our Knowledge Base is the best source for finding answers to anything you have about Disqus. You can also get in touch with our Customer Success team directly at disqus.com/support

Have any feedback for the next version of the Disqus WordPress plugin? We want to hear from you. If you’re a developer, you can also follow our Github page for all the latest changes or to submit an issue or pull request. Either way, we’re here to help.

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