Jekyll plugin that provides all the required tags to render the Disqus comment section and the counter.


This is a Jekyll plugin that provides the Liquid tags to render the Disqus Javascript codes inside the theme template.

It also associates a different ID to every post using its publishing date and ensures the uniqueness of that ID among all the posts.

Although the ID can be automatically generated is still possible to declare a custom ID, which is mandatory for those pages that don't contain a publishing date but recall one of the Disqus tags in their layouts.


Can install the gem either manually or using Bundler.

Using Bundler

Install the gem and add to the application's Gemfile by executing:

$ bundle add jekyll-disqus-plugin --group jekyll_plugins


If bundler is not being used to manage dependencies, install the gem by executing:

$ gem install jekyll-disqus-plugin

Then, add the following code within the Gemfile of your Jekyll project:

group :jekyll_plugins do
  gem 'jekyll-disqus-plugin'


Inside the _config.yml file can set up the following fields:

  post_selector: ''
    - 'post'
    - 'all'

shortname : It is the same Shortname provided by Disqus for each site added.

id_prefix : It is a code that will be prepended to any Disqus Id, just to add another level of customization.

post_selector : This is how the script will read the post data inside a paginator layout.

ui.layouts/counter.layouts : A list of layouts where the two couple of tags will be printed.

To disable the tags for specific pages or posts, the no_disqus field can be set up to true on the front matter of the specific post or page itself.

By default, this addon associates a unique ID to each post using the related publishing date, but where needed, a disqus_id field can be declared in the front matter of the page.

title: ...
description: ...
author: ...
disqus_id: 'CUSTOM_DISQUS_ID'

There is a deep relationship between the disqus_id and the related post, so be sure that:

  • The custom disqus_id will remain unique, otherwise an error will be raised at the building time;
  • the custom disqus_id won't change after the page has been published, otherwise all the comments associated with the post will be lost;
  • the publishing date, where the ID is not customized, doesn't change, or all the comments associated with the post will be lost.


Below are the provided tags:

Tag Description Template
{% disqus_counter %} The count of comments for a certain post Post
{% disqus_script_counter %} The required Javascript that renders the counter Default
{% disqus_ui %} The comment box Post
{% disqus_script_ui %} The required Javascript that renders the comment box Default

The script tags must be included once for page and, providing a Javascript code, their position should be in the bottom part of the main layout, just before the end of the body HTML tag.

The disqus_ui renders the comment box and should be put in the post or page layout, depending where you want to show it, usually after the content has been printed.

The disqus_counter shows the number of comments for a post (or page), and it is bound to the specific content through the disqus_id aforementioned. Usually, it is displayed among the content data, just after the title, and it works for the full rendered post as well as the paginated content.

In the last case, the plugin will detect the post included in the pagination template using a selector. By default, it is, but can be changed in the configuration section of the _config.yml file.

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