Description and comments for my pictures and videos

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I want each of my videos and pictures to be shown in a single page in which there will be the picture or the video, a text to describe it and a place to post comments below. Much like in DeviantArt (images) and in thatguywiththeglasses.com (videos).

Do I need to treat each as a blog post and publish the site to use the Disqus system? The problem is that the site is far from ready, and it seems pointless to create a blog page for each picture and video.

Is there another way?
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Peter

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Hello TiagoJ7,
To use the Disqus system you would have to create a blog page for each.
There are a few alternatives the most popular at the moment is JS-Kit.com It's an easy setup and a very functional dialogue facility.
http://js-kit.com/comments/

Another option would be Google Friend Connect which is the new Google Social facility. This would allow postings to be made and responded to by people who joined your site with that facility. see http://www.google.com/friendconnect/

Either of these are easy to set up in synthasite pages. Synthasite have a tutorial for installing the GFC faclity.http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
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Hi Tiago

I have a suggestion for your photos which would be to use JAlbum. I love using them. It's a free download which allows you make your albums then it's is hosted on their site. You can also put the album into an iframe which would seamlessly blend into your site. They have tons of templates. You can caption or describe each photo. They also have an option for people to place comments under each photo.

I encourage you to check it out! Their site is: http://jalbum.net

I know this doesn't solve your video problem though.
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Do these suggestions solve your proble TiagoJ7?
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TiagoJ7

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I copied the code in the page Peter showed me to an HTML widget.
Thanks, Peter.
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Glad that it worked out!
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TiagoJ7

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I have some more questions.

If I decide to move on to a different comment system, how will I do that without risking older comments from disappearing? I guess the only way to do that is to, in future posts, add a different code to the html box. That would be a smooth solution but not a clean one, because some people would have to get a new account somewhere else, or use a guest tag from now on (if they used to post comments from an outside account).

The only way to have comments on a blog is through Disqus, if I'm not wrong. If I use two different comment systems, one for the blogs and another for the pictures and videos, won't that make the site look strange or make my guests confused or uncomfortable?