In my tutorial How to install disqus on Hugo I have used the hugo-academic theme to demonstrate the installation process. The article was one of my first contact with static websites and I experimented with it at https://portfolio.peter-baumgartner.net.
After some experiences with the academic website I looked for other themes which are using more prominent the blog function. I came up with this nice and very functional hugo-theme-docdock. Actually here on the website I have used a different code for the integration of Disqus proposed by Yihui Xie.
In the meanwhie Yihui has suggested his approach as a pull request which was accepted by the Hugo team. So I assume that in a new release we will all get this more elaborated disqus integration code in the standard Hugo installation.