Open-source self-hosted comments for static websites

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What’s wrong with Disqus

Disqus loads absurd amount of tracking services, which exposes your visitors’ personal data and significantly increases loading time. See, e.g., this post.

What’s not covered here

For a static website, one usually wants a lightweight commenting server with as little dependencies as possible. Few commenting engines listed on the page are provided by heavy frameworks and web-applications (e.g., django-fluent-comments, discourse, talkyard), but the majority are relatively lightweight applications designed specifically to provide comments for the static pages.

This page prioritizes info on self-hosted comments. However, there are other solutions, including implementations of third-party services (e.g., Github issues, such as [1], [2], [3], [4]).

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