To be honest I’ve never really bothered with Disqus. Why use it, when you can use CompojoomComment, right? Few days ago, a customer asked on the forum how to import comments from disqus. Well, the short answer was of course – you can’t. The longer one was – well, let me see what I can do. After a short look at their documentation I decided to sit down, register for the service, create few test comments, export them and import them into CompojoomComment. It was not all that difficult, but I had to reverse engineer few things to be able to properly import the comments.
About disqus – pretty cool system! I was astonished how easy it is to be used (big role here plays the joomlaworks plugin for joomla…). However, I’m sure you know that already – if you want a deeper integration with joomla – disqus is not your thing…
Anyway, back to the script. You can download it from here. Unzip it and upload it via ftp to your site in a subfolder. (the name of the subfolder is irrelevant, but let us use disqus :)). So, once you’ve placed the disqus.php file in the folder, upload your exported disqus comment file to that folder as well. Rename the export file to disqus.xml . Once everything is in place open your site in a browser and navigate to the disqus.php file. Like this http://PLACE_THE_URL_OF_YOUR_SITE_HERE/disqus/disqus.php for example.
Your comments should be now imported in the database.