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Disqus seems to automatically add a comment count link next to timestamps on Blogger posts.

comment count

I don't want the count to show. It's at the bottom of my posts right next to the disqus iframe which already shows the count.

double comment count

I know how to hide the item by adding css.

.disqus-blogger-comment-link {
  display: none;
}

What I'm looking for is a way to stop the javascript from loading at all to save on page load speed.

Either via disqus (somehow) or blogger (via the theme editor html) would work, but how?

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Go to your Disqus code, There are three script tags, Remove the last one

Remove this

<script type='text/javascript'>
(function() {
var bloggerjs = document.createElement(&#39;script&#39;);
bloggerjs.type = &#39;text/javascript&#39;;
bloggerjs.async = true;
bloggerjs.src = &#39;//&#39; + disqus_shortname + &#39;.disqus.com/blogger_index.js&#39;;
(document.getElementsByTagName(&#39;head&#39;)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(&#39;body&#39;)[0]).appendChild(bloggerjs);
})();
</script>

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