Since moving my personal blog to WordPress, I’ve found that is (2.5-2.6) is the first release of WordPress or MovableType that I’ve been really happy with…except for the commenting system. It was boring, and had really no features and was a bitch to edit or play with because of the crazy WordPress code (that and the whole freaking reason I’m using WordPress is because I want to come home and NOT have to code a blogging platform!).
Disqus has been an option for a while, but the fact they “trap” your comments didn’t sit well with me. Today they released their big 2.0 version, and finally I’m on board! The comments pass through to WordPress, and I also get all the fancy Disqus features, all with the ease of a WordPress plugin.
Note to the Disqus guys: I would have loved this for ToastedRav.com but I’ve already written my own system that I like a lot…however, if you get your API up and documented, I or more likely other big sites in our corporate group could take a hard look at you for sites that don’t revolve around comments like ToastedRav does. You gotta get that API up though, so I can recreate this great WordPress functionality in our custom environment!
Note: ALL of the old comments are missing until they are exported fully into the Disqus system. Suck. Hopefully it will be done and they will all come back soon.