The Disqus Gem helps you easily integrate the Disqus commenting system into your Ruby-based website. It includes a Ruby wrapper for Disqus's REST API, and views helpers to generate their Javasript widgets.
What is Disqus?
From the Disqus website:
"Disqus, pronounced "discuss", is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. The Disqus comment system can be plugged into any website, blog, or application. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community."
"Disqus is a free service to the general public with absolutely no inline advertisements."
gem install disqus
Disqus::defaults[:account] = "my_disqus_account"
Optional, only if you're using the API
Disqus::defaults[:api_key] = "my_disqus_api_key"
:api_key => "" # your api key :account => "", # your disqus account :developer => false, # allows threads to work on localhost :container_id => 'disqus_thread', # desired thread container :avatar_size => 48, # squared pixel size of avatars :color => "grey", # theme color :default_tab => "popular", # default widget tab :hide_avatars => false, # hide or show avatars :hide_mods => true, # hide or show moderation :num_items => 15, # number of comments to display :show_powered_by => true, # show or hide powered by line :orientation => "horizontal" # comment orientation
Show the comment threads widget on a post page
# Loads the commenting system disqus_thread # Sets the inner html to the comment count for any links on the page that # have the anchor "disqus_thread". For example, "View Comments" below would # be replaced by "1 comment" or "23 comments" etc. # <a href="http://my.website/article-permalink#disqus_thread">View Comments</a> # <a href="http://my.website/different-permalink#disqus_thread">View Comments</a> disqus_comment_counts
Show the combo widget on a post page
disqus_combo(:color => "blue", :hide_mods => false, :num_items => 20)
Show the comment count on a permalink
link_to("Permalink", post_path(@post, :anchor => "disqus_thread")) ... disqus_comment_counts
Work with the Disqus API
See the Disqus::Api class for more info on the Disqus API. You can also read the Disqus developer info here.
Learn more about Disqus:
Thanks to the following contributors:
The Disqus Ruby gem was not created by, nor is officially supported by Disqus.com or Big Head Labs, Inc. Use it at your own risk and your own responsibility under the terms of the MIT License.
Copyright (c) 2008-2010 Norman Clarke. Released under the MIT license