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What's The Best Way to Make Commenting System

Wilbert Liu (@wilbertliu) · November 21, 2017 at 12:37am

What's The Best Way to Make Commenting System

November 21, 2017 at 12:37am (Edited 1 year ago)

Hello folks..,

I have a plan to make commenting system on my blog. Since Gatsby is a static site generator, is that possible to achieve that? If yes, what's the best way to achieve so?

Any kinds of direction will be appreciated.

Thanks!

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January 19, 2018 at 11:42am

& awesome job on Talkyard

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January 24, 2018 at 1:56am

from mozilla, live on Washington Post now

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July 31, 2018 at 4:03am

Updating that link, Kyle sent: https://coralproject.net/talk/

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Can I update my Talkyard link above too — it's broken, was http but https required for it to work (& apparently cannot edit old comments here in Spectrum).

https://www.talkyard.io/blog-comments (better & different link)

& demo: https://www.kajmagnus.blog/new-embedded-comments (that's a Gatsby site)

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August 20, 2018 at 3:12pm

Updating that link, Kyle sent: https://coralproject.net/talk/

Hi, is there any guide to integrate Talk into a Gatsby site? I'm needing to setup something like this for a client site; unfortunately they do not have the budget for recurrent/monthly subscription (so I cannot use Talkyard).

Thank you!

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August 21, 2018 at 4:20am

Hi @eka, you write that you cannot use Talkyard, because of a monthly subscription fee. That sounds as if there's a misunderstanding. Both Mozilla Talk and Talkyard are free and open source, both of them can be installed on one's server for free. I suspect my about-Talkyard-page is confusing. So now I edited the page to hopefully remove this misunderstanding. (Is it more clear now? if you have time and want to have a look at the updated about page)

In addition to open-source & free, there's hosting, for Talkyard, which costs money. And there's hosting for Mozilla Talk too: https://coralproject.net/pricing/ — which also costs money.

So, both the same: install open source for free, or pay for hosting.

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I don't know if there's a guide or plugin, for using Talk with Gatsby. I websearched a bit for Talk + Gatsby, didn't find anything.

To make Talkyard work with Gatsby, I had to write a Gatsby plugin, because Gatsby is a single-page-app that does client side Browser-location routing, without "real" page reloads: When jumping between pages, in a Gatsby blog, the embedded comments didn't update when I went to a new page — the on-page-load Javascript didn't run, because no new page was loaded.

So, as far as I understand, Mozilla Talk could benefit from a Gatsby specific Mozilla-Talk plugin, that reloads the comments, when one single-page-app navigates to a new page. There's such a plugin for Talkyard, https://www.npmjs.com/package/@debiki/gatsby-plugin-talkyard maybe someone can copy-edit it an re-publish for Mozilla Talk; it's MIT licensed.

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August 22, 2018 at 6:15am

My two cents: I've followed the advice at https://www.gatsbyjs.org/blog/2018-04-10-how-to-handle-comments-in-gatsby-blogs/ and tried Staticman with help from here: https://www.gatsbycentral.com/tutorial-comments-with-staticman-in-gatsby The tutorial is a bit buggy but common sense should help. So all told this is finally a solution that works and is in concord with our GDPR.

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October 25, 2018 at 12:05pm

`Thanks for the information. Nice blog. I understood the concept very well. This blog is very informative. And it’s very interesting topic.

https://www.hopetutors.com/course/devops-training-chennai/

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I have an update about Staticman: you'll need to host it yourself. The GitHub-hosted version is blocked by GitHub several times a day.

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November 1, 2018 at 8:50pm

Personally I use Facebook comments, which works really well for my sites.

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November 5, 2018 at 11:50am

Personally I use Facebook comments, which works really well for my sites.

How did you config your Gatsby site with Facebook comment plugin? I had a problem with it.

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import React from 'react'
import config from '../utils/siteConfig'
import theme from '../styles/theme'
import styled from 'styled-components'
import FacebookProvider, { Comments } from "react-facebook";
import Heading from './Heading'
const Wrapper = styled.div`
padding: ${props => props.theme.size.elementMargin} 0 ${props => props.theme.size.elementMargin} 0;
border-top: 1px solid ${props => props.theme.colors.border};
`
const PostComments = props => {
const { slug } = props;
const { facebook, siteUrl } = config
return (
<Wrapper>
<Heading.H2>Comments</Heading.H2>
<FacebookProvider appId={facebook}>
<Comments
href={`${siteUrl}/${slug}/`}
width="100%"
colorScheme={theme.colors.fbCommentsColorscheme}
/>
</FacebookProvider>
</Wrapper>
);
};
export default PostComments;
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I develop a commenting system called JustComments. I wrote how to add it to a GatsbyJS website https://60devs.com/add-comments-to-your-gatsbyjs-blog-within-two-minutes.html

It's not free if you want managed hosting, but the frontend is open-source https://github.com/justcomments/widget

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