MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag
Description Introduces <disqus> tags that insert an inline link that pop up a Disqus discussion.
Author(s) Sophivorustalk
Latest version 0.3 (2018-02-10)
MediaWiki 1.29+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
  • $egDisqusShortname
Quarterly downloads 0
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The DisqusTag extension introduces ‎<disqus> tags that serve to insert inline links that, when clicked, open a dialog box with Disqus comments.


  • Download and move the extracted DisqusTag folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/DisqusTag
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'DisqusTag' );
    $egDisqusShortname = 'your-disqus-shortname';
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.



The minimal usage is simply <disqus />, which inserts an inline link that opens a dialog box with Disqus comments.

By using a pair of tags, <disqus>Discussion title</disqus>, it's possible to change the title of the discussion together with the text displayed in the inline link. This can also be achieved via the "title" parameter, like so: <disqus title="Discussion title" />

The "id" parameter, <disqus id="my-discussion" />, allows to insert several different discussions in the same page. Without it, every Disqus tag links to the same discussion (one per page, as the url is used as the id).