I am using Disqus for my comments on WordPress.

I am correct in thinking that I can remove this line or is that just plain wrong? I am referring to this:

<?php comments_template(); ?>

I am probably wrong because how else would the comments know where to load right?

  • It probably depends on how Disqus is hooking into your site, but I'd guess that is uses it to position the Comments. But you can try - worst thing is you need to re-add the template tag. – kraftner Aug 16 '17 at 8:48
  • why not to ask disqus support? – Mark Kaplun Aug 16 '17 at 9:09

From the Disqus plugin core:

// Only replace comments if the disqus_forum_url option is set.
add_filter('comments_template', 'dsq_comments_template');

Which certainly implies that Disqus uses the <?php comments_template(); ?> include to include it's own files, so I would advise leaving it where it is :)


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