Can I add Disqus to my Blog?
3dcart has made it easy to integrate your 3dcart blog with Disqus for to offer you more robust blog commenting functionality.
What You Will Need:
Retrieving your Shortname
After signing up and setting up your Disqus account, you will need to retrieve your Disqus account's "Shortname." This is a unique identifier that is used on Disqus to identify which site(s) you are using for blog comments. To retrieve it, please use the following:
This will take you to the Moderation pages for your Disqus site profiles.
Save this information so that it can be added to your 3dcart store (see next section)
Adding your Shortname to your 3dcart Store
The next step in the process is to add your site's shortname to the 3dcart interface so that you can begin using Disqus on the store's blog. Please use the following steps to accomplish this:
Congratulations! Your 3dcart powered blog is now using Disqus Comments for its commenting system oferring both you and your visitors a more robust and lively commenting experience.
If both checkboxes for using 3dcart's built-in comment system and Disqus are checked, the store will typically use the Disqus commenting system as long as a shortname is specified.
Sharing Your Blog URLs
Be aware that Disqus is very dependent on the URLs that are used when comments are entered into a blog posting. Therefore, before sharing your blog postings with your Social Media channels, be sure that you are NOT viewing the post via its "preview" link inside the 3dcart Online Store Manager.
The reason for this is that the Preview Link will add action strings to the URL since it is coming from within the admin control panel. The preview URL will be similar to yourdomain/blog.asp?id=x&action=post&draft=1
If you were to share the URL in this format on Social Media channels, any Disqus comments left on the article will only be seen when viewing the article via this same exact URL. This means that anyone organically navigating your articles will not see the Disqus comments left on it from people
Instead, navigate directly to your blog posting organically (as your normal site visitors will) and share the resulting URL to social media channels.