Announcing Disqus Integration with Smart Moderation!

By Ciler Ay Tek

We’re happy to announce that we’ve added Disqus integration to Smart Moderation! This means it’s easy to moderate your comments and engage with your audience right from the Smart Moderation dashboard — the same place where you’ll find comments from your connected social media accounts. This way, you can finally engage with your entire audience from a single dashboard with Disqus integration.

We’re building upon what already makes the Disqus comment system in WordPress great.

Disqus comment system for WordPress offers a wealth of simple, easy-to-use features to help publishers grow and engage with their communities. These key features include:

  • Easy, engaging Disqus comment moderation: easily collect comments and responses from the platform.
  • Community-building features: like a social network, the platform makes it easy for publishers and users to follow and track conversations.
  • Disqus spam protection: with the Disqus comment system for WordPress, you can proactively protect yourself from spam comments.

We’re offering Disqus integration to make each of these features even better.

What Smart Moderation Adds to the Disqus Comment Moderation Experience

With Disqus integration into our dashboard, you can moderate both WordPress comments and your social media comments from a single dashboard. This makes it easier to collect and engage with your audience, following the conversation from your website or blog to your social media presence. By automatically collating all your comments together across the web, your team can save time and energy while interacting with readers like never before.

This is essential for social listening or dealing with a social media crisis: every second count. Whether you can respond to readers immediately — on your blog or social media — can make or break your brand’s reputation.

Next, Smart Moderation offers enhanced Disqus spam protection. The Disqus comment system for WordPress already does a great job of blocking spam, but it can’t hurt to have a second filter that automatically captures and hides spam. With double the protection, you can ensure your readers are protected from ads and malicious links at all hours of the day.

Finally, with our software, you can automate your comment moderation workflow. Our powerful AI, which uses Facebook community standards as a base, automatically detects abusive or problematic comments. Because it’s trainable, you can easily teach it to hide certain topics, words or phrases according to your moderation approach. Combined with our AI-powered blacklist, which blocks defined keywords and their spelling variations, you’ll save precious time for your team when moderating comments.

Why Use the Disqus Comment System for WordPress?

There are lots of reasons why Disqus is a favorite comment system for WordPress users. First, readers appreciate that they can comment using whichever social media login they prefer. There’s no requirement to register a new account to comment, so there’s no hurdle to jump to get into the conversation. This also allows for some semblance of anonymity, which users often prefer.

The system functions a lot like a social network, too. It’s easy to keep track of a user’s conversations across all blogs and websites connected to the comment platform, and users can opt-in to notifications for when discussions update.

With Disqus spam protection, publishers can rest easy knowing they’re one step ahead of bots and spammers. The system automatically blocks comments that resemble spam, and publishers can choose to require an email confirmation before a comment is published. Of course, this isn’t necessary with Disqus integration into our software — but it doesn’t hurt to have options.

Finally, the comments are indexed by Google, which means good conversation leads to better SEO. This makes it even more important that you protect your comment section from spam and harmful, abusive language. To learn more about how you can proactively moderate your Disqus comments with Smart Moderation, check out our tips to comment moderation for online publishers.

Originally published at on October 24, 2017.