You read it right! You can now (or will soon be able too) use Disqus Comments with Social Gallery! As if Social Gallery wasn’t the best WordPress plugin ever already!
There’s a little proviso though, that I have discovered as I work on Disqus integration. Disqus does not fully work with AJAX yet. As a result your results may vary when using Disqus with Social Gallery. v1.2 which will be released tomorrow (hopefully) is our best shot at integrating Disqus commenting as it is now, but their end there is a few things which needs finishing, so please be aware – if you go ahead and install v1.2 you may (most probably wont) experience lag (comments not appearing for 10~ish minutes.) Well actually that’s it, other than this seemingly random occurance of comments lagging behind the rest, Disqus works quite well within Social Gallery.
See it in Action:
There will be a guide to getting Disqus set up with Social Gallery here, personally I like it a lot more than Facebook Comments, though both work well with Social Gallery.
The great wins you will get by using Disqus with Social Gallery:
- More control – Facebook Comments don’t have many customisation options
- Better moderation – Disqus lets you moderate comments like you would WordPress blog comments
- The data is yours – Disqus lets you take your data away with you – with Facebook you can’t actually get it!
- People can log in via Facebook, Twitter, Names and more!