The Octopress instructions suggest that Disqus comments can be easily added by simply creating a Disqus account, and adding the relevant details. However, after adding all my details, all I got was an exciting message which said
We were unable to load Disqus. If you are a moderator please see our troubleshooting guide.
This problem persisted, despite multiple attempts to fix the problem. I went through all the Disqus settings I could find to no avail. I tried removing the trailing slash from my site name in the Disqus settings. Still nothing. Finally, I tried isolating the problem by installing Disqus on a non-Octopress page. Suddenly, everything worked. Now I had something to work with. I found the Octopress Disqus code inside
source/_includes/disqus.html, and after some experimentation removed (commented) the following lines:
var disqus_identifier = '//2014/03/04/broken-disqus-comments.html'; var disqus_url = '//2014/03/04/broken-disqus-comments.html';
rake generate, suddenly Disqus comments started working. I will leave a comment at the end of this post, just to prove it.
I have no idea why this works, or why it didn’t work before…