[HOWTO] Make disqus comments do-follow in WordPress

I am using Disqus Comment System v2.61 and it shows comments as nofollow. This is a concern for several WordPress users as their commentators may not be interested to comment if they get no link love via comment url. The disqus comments are later generated by Javascript but it also contains the basic comments for browsers without Javascript. While I have not yet figured out how the Javascript later inserts “nofollow” attribute later when regenerating the comments with Javascript, I have figured out how to remove the ‘rel=”nofollow”‘ from the link of the basic page, which should work for search engine robots. In the version of Disqus Comment System I am using, the comment_author_url() seems to not work. So, I replaced it with get_comment_author_url() and it seems to work. Following is the new comments.php which shows the links as do-follow.

Disqus Debug thread_id: ".get_post_meta($post->ID, 'dsq_thread_id', true)."

"; } ?>
blog comments powered by Disqus

You can replace your current comments.php with this file and have do-follow links for your blog readers. I have implemented it on this blog. Comment here and check the page source of my website to see a dofollow link to your website.

  • muneebpv

    how can premoderate comments?

  • me

    i have problem with premoderation

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    Hope it works…

  • pcosdiaries

    I remember through Blogspot I changed comments from no follow to do follow. But since I add Disqus I need to check if this overrides the settings I did through HTML.

  • Mark Torres

    The disqus comments are later generated by Javascript but it also contains the basic comments for browsers without Javascript.

  • I think that Disqus should be all Do Follow. Thanks for the information.

  • Thanks, I was searching everywhere for this

  • ajier77

    I am going to try your tip

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  • I think Disqus comments are “nofollowed”. I’m not sure if this is good
    or bad. I did have comments “dofollowed” and the amount of spam I had to
    deal with increased significantly.

  • I did have comments “dofollowed” and the amount of spam I had to
    deal with increased significantly.

  • very good tutorial i will try 🙂

  • Vild

    thanks for notifing us with those news , all the webmaster must read such news and fix it , tak a look in my site :
    Bon Prix Tunisie

  • Looking for this aswell, thanks for the code 🙂