Video Tutorial – Comments in iWeb

Comments in iWeb

Are you hosting your iWeb site on your server? That means that you can’t use the built in comments feature in iWeb. It only works if you have a MobileMe membership. Well here comes iWebUnlimited to the rescue. Now you can get comments into iWeb no matter who your hosting your website with. Just follow the steps in this video and your set!

If your doing the iFrame way use this code below to create a blank HTML page:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<!-- Add Comment Code Here -->

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  1. Stéphane 9 February, 2011 at 12:50 Reply

    how come i get something different than you from disqus??

    here’s what i have when i click to get universal code:

    Embed code

    This is the JavaScript embed code which loads and displays Disqus on your site, typically on the individual article or post pages.

    Note: You must add your shortname to the configuration before pasting this into your webpage.

    var disqus_shortname = ‘example’; // required: replace example with your forum shortname

    // The following are highly recommended additional parameters. Remove the slashes in front to use.
    // var disqus_identifier = ‘unique_dynamic_id_1234’;
    // var disqus_url = ‘’;

    /* * * DON’T EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */
    (function() {
    var dsq = document.createElement(‘script’); dsq.type = ‘text/javascript’; dsq.async = true;
    dsq.src = ‘http://’ + disqus_shortname + ‘’;
    (document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(‘body’)[0]).appendChild(dsq);

    Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
    blog comments powered by Disqus

    Configuration variables

    Within the above embed code, there are configuration variables which tell Disqus how the system should work and behave.

    disqus_shortname tells Disqus which website account (called a forum on Disqus) this system belongs to.

    disqus_identifier tells Disqus how to uniquely identify the current page.

    disqus_url tells Disqus the location of the page for permalinking purposes.

    There are many more configuration variables available, but these are the most important. To learn more about these and the other configuration variables, read JavaScript configuration variables.

    in your video (with the first option i.e. no iFrame), you do not have to change the code. here it seems you have no choice. you know why ?

    many thanks.

  2. Dave 18 February, 2011 at 09:58 Reply

    Hi, I seem to be having the same problems that Dan described – when I publish the html to my website, all I see is a copy of the code and not a functioning comments box. I’ve tried it with disqus ( and intense debate ( Please can you tell me what I’m doing wrong. Thanks. Dave

  3. Rebecca 19 February, 2011 at 18:44 Reply


    Two questions:

    I have looked at this video tutorial and when you talk about the ‘comments’ folder and moving this (when you talk about the html snippet part about 8min 44 secs in ), I don’t have this folder within my site files. Where does this come from?

    I have used a html snippet and Intense Debate, but my comments show for a while and then disappear. Any idea why?

  4. Thomas 5 March, 2011 at 09:45 Reply

    Thanx for a great video. It did not take me long to implement intensedebate into my site, using iFames in iWeb, referring to my empty site, just keeping the intensedebate html code.
    I hope you gues will keep on posting new tips & tricks. I have used iWeb for many years now, but I did not know about all your tweaks. Thanx for that.
    Thomas from Denmark.

  5. Greg 9 March, 2011 at 16:59 Reply

    Couple of questions- I am assuming that I would need to place an iframe on each page that has a blog post correct?
    Does anyone know if comments are readable by search engines. I see that disqus is javascript whch is not recognized by search. Would the comments end up as search readable text?

    Thanks for the help!

  6. Leah 20 March, 2011 at 09:12 Reply

    Your site is AWESOME! You’ve completely revolutionized my iWeb experience, everything I’ve ever wanted to do but thought I couldn’t… now I CAN! YES! You’re awesome, please keep up the good work I can’t tell you how much I, and probably thousands of entrepreneurs like me, appreciate what you do. You’re awesome! Did I say that yet? Thanks!

  7. Dennis 20 April, 2011 at 21:15 Reply

    I am waiting for the same answer as Susan ….. I have two problems; not sure how to edit the code for my site as it is not copy and paste like the tutorial shows, ALso I need the comment box to in white as my page is black.

    • Mandy 6 June, 2011 at 06:08 Reply

      you should most probably try flexi comment box… I think this is one of the most elegant solutions out there!
      I do think it would have been better if such a system be integrated to iweb but I would make do…
      give it a try and maybe post back!

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  9. jordan shoes store 19 June, 2011 at 18:20 Reply

    I have looked at this video tutorial and when you talk about the ‘comments’ folder and moving this (when you talk about the html snippet part about 8min 44 secs in ), I don’t have this folder within my site files. Where does this come from?

  10. Jeff 19 August, 2011 at 12:14 Reply


    Thanks for your tutorial. I’m using Disqus now. Awesome!
    But I have a problem here. I have a few photo albums on my website, when I add the comment, it will show in every photo in the same album. How can I solve this?



    • Lin 28 September, 2011 at 13:47 Reply

      I figured it out. But now how do I make the comment box at the top so that it doesnt get pushed down to the bottom after someone leaves a comment?

      Thanks for you help

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