Import your Disqus Comments to Eleventy
I’m slowly migrating off of Disqus. I want to keep my existing comment content though.
Migration is an easy sell:
- Full control over markup and style of comments (samples provided below). Finally, I can use my web fonts 😎.
- No annoying loading delay when someone direct-links to a comment on your page.
I wrote up the steps I took to import the Disqus export XML in my
eleventy blog. This method:
- Properly maintains comment threading as shown in the Disqus interface.
- Uses gravatar for avatar images.
- Works with any existing links to Disqus comments in the wild (and no annoying delay waiting for Disqus to load and jump to the comment).
As an intermediate step, I still allow users to load the Disqus interface to participate in the discussion but these comments will not be available statically until I do another export/import—this is super easy after you do it once.
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