Avoiding the inevitable? (admin stuff)

I’ve been trying to not use Disqus for comments because why use outside comment hosting when you can beat your face against a wall trying to reinvent the wheel right? But I am quickly reaching the conclusion that Disqus is the way to go. Every function I want is there. Gravatars will still work. Editing. Threading. Liking. All the good stuff.

So.

I am gonna back everything up and then install Disqus. It should just fall right over the top of existing comments. Here’s to hoping.

*UPDATE*

So I had a setting on that forced you to register at Disqus. Turned it off. But you do have to log in per comment with an email, so registering will save you a shit ton of time. And I promise I won’t change systems every two minutes and force you to register at eleventy places. It’s either the old native comments I have to build a Disqus like system for, or Disqus. That’s it. I won’t even *look* for anything else. I know you all must be getting annoyed with my tinkering by now.

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  1. JimK

    Okay, so now Disqus is powering comments. Registered, logged in users should not have to do anything different after logging in to the site.

    I hope.

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  2. JimK

    Okay, so now Disqus is powering comments. Registered, logged in users should not have to do anything different after logging in to the site.

    I hope.

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  3. JimK

    Well, Lee and I talked about changing it before…since it wasn’t really a Left Coast thing per se anymore. So…I bit the bullet today. Still thinking about dropping the Cali/sickle icon on it though.

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  4. Anonymous

    1. You might check to see if you can change the indentation of the Disqus module. The (gr)avatars, as well as headings (Showing # comments/Add New Comment) and link (blog comments powered by DISQUS) are too far to the left.

    2. I had to register at Disqus as well as login here to comment, but that was expected, no?

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  5. JimK

    Really? You had to register there as well? I thought it would see you as a logged in user and use the WP credentials. Harrumph. That’s disappointing.

    As for the indent…they only have two styles, and this is the one that is furthest away from the border. I will look deeper into the CSS of the site itself and see if I can pad the box that Disqus drop into though
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  6. Richtaylor365

    I like the blue banner at the top, it is clean and catchy. Also liked the rotating wittism on the banner but don’t know if the new software can accommodate that.

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  7. Richtaylor365

    I see that the golden state and the sickle are back, thanks for reminding me that I live in the land of Muirgeo’s {sigh}

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  8. JimK

    I may have to re-render it some other time as I don’t have Lee’s originals, just the graphic from the blog. But I think it’s fitting to have it up there.

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  9. Anonymous

    Okay, discovered another drawback of using Disqus. The front page no longer shows how many comments a post has. The only way to find out if there’s new comments, or even if there’s actually comments at all, is to open the full post.

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  10. Anonymous

    Okay, discovered another drawback of using Disqus. The front page no longer shows how many comments a post has. The only way to find out if there’s new comments, or even if there’s actually comments at all, is to open the full post.

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  11. JimK

    I see a post count under every excerpt on the front page, even on my user account or when not logged in. You’re not seeing under the excerpts off to the right? If not it could be a Noscript thing.

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  12. Anonymous

    Actually, it seems to have been an Adblock Plus thing, which is weird. Once I disabled that and reloaded, then it finally showed the number of comments.

    Weird.

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  13. AlexInCT

    For some reason the first time I loged in it posted my full profile name instead of my handle. And you can’t remove the comment or edit that.

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  14. Richtaylor365

    Jim, I have a question about the “comment” section, and pardon my ignorance if I get the terminologies wrong. We use to have little buttons up at the top where we could click to underline, bold, hyperlink, image, italicize, this kind of stuff, is there anyway to get all that stuff put back?

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  15. JimK

    I thought that was a part of Disqus to be honest. I’m starting to see the flaw in using this comments system.

    See the new “admin stuff” post on the front page…If
    we want to go back to the old one, I’m totally willing to do that.

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