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What is the best comment service for a hosted website?

sadra profile image Sadra Isapanah Amlashi ・1 min read

These days I'm looking for a suitable online comment service. I've tried out many services like Disqus & just-comments. But both of theme has their own problems & I can't feel comfortable with them!
I've made a blog on GitHub pages with Jekyll, so I need an online comment service for my static website. Can you tell me what you use? or do you know any other free online comment service?

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Sergey Lisakov

See open-source self-hosted systems such as Isso, Commento, Mouthful, Schnak, etc. Staticman will work with GitHub Pages.

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Ian bradbury

I've often considered writing my own as a service to sell, I assume there is money to make doing this.

The sites I tend to frequent all seem to use Disqus and I can't even begin to tell how much I dislike their service.

Anyway....Thank the Gods that the dev.to team have their own system.

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Ben Halpern

Thank the Gods that the dev.to team have their own system

You're welcome.

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hy505

Why do you hate Disqus?

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Sadra Isapanah Amlashi Author

yes, thank the gods 😁👍
but what's the solution for self-hosted blogs?

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rhymes

Facebook comments? :D

I'm kidding :P

What about IntenseDebate by Automattic? intensedebate.com/

You can install it on many platforms, even your own intensedebate.com/faq#li5

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Kasey Speakman

There are not a lot of them that I have found I like as a user. Basically, they need to allow the user to authenticate with their service via 3rd party accounts (Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). With no further requirements. The comment service should be nearly invisible to the user. It is just a means to an end -- to get comments on your post.

I used to participate in Disqus comments, but now I don't like it and will generally not leave a comment before I use it. Because they switched to prompting the me to fill in Disqus account information before allowing me to comment. I don't want or care about managing a Disqus account... I only want to leave comments. And Disqus also doesn't work well if you turn off 3rd party cookies, which I disable in every browser I use.

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Kamal Mustafa

Other than disqus, one that I know is muut.com/. I never use it though. Know it because of their js library riotjs.com/ and this 'crazy' article muut.com/blog/technology/redis-as-....

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Sadra Isapanah Amlashi Author

thank you, but the Muut is premium tools and I think that's not suitable for a free technichal blog.
and about riotjs, I couldn't find any comment system init, it is just a UI component tool.

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Kamal Mustafa

Aaah, look like they have stopped the free plan, although existing account not affected. And no, riotjs is not commenting system. I just want to mention the history.

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Alex Rudenko

Hi, I am Alex, the creator of the mentioned service, JustComments :-) I have completely missed the post initially. If you have any questions about JustComments, feel free to ask! By the way, I have open sourced the frontend part of the service recently github.com/JustComments/widget Maybe it will be of interest to some of you! :-)

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Alex Rudenko

There is a basic open-source backend implementation for JustComments which allows self-hosting: github.com/justcomments/jc-server

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Brian Kephart

I think it depends on who you want to use it. For example, I installed Facebook comments on my company website solely so people could leave comments using a service they were probably already logged into. For a coding blog I would never use Facebook, but I would look around for a service that used Github Oauth. Basically, I think if someone needs to sign up to leave a comment, you will never get any comments.

For my own blog, I don't bother with comments. I just cross-post here. 😉

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I found this old discussion. But, I would like to invite you to try Hyvor Talk which I built.

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Rick Berger

Just implemented this on my site. Big thumbs up. Appreciate the free tier for experimenting.

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hy505

What are the drawbacks of Disqus ??

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Alex Rudenko

I found one recently which is quite nice github.com/gitalk/gitalk It uses GitHub as the backend so if your users are developers it can be a great choice.

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adam

Wordpress is the best commenting site hosted by blue host .
Checkout at bit.ly/2xurJ6d

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