Dev people actively building with jekyll


#1

So I’m wondering who is actively building his blog (both dev and writing on it) with jekyll with the following features:

  • mailchimp or other newsletter implementation
  • disqus
  • social media buttons
  • his own styling / theme
  • adding video, images, code, gist snippets

#2

I have a blog/personal with over a thousand posts I’m constantly messing with that has:

  • Disqus comments converted to static-based comments
  • custom theme
  • video, images, code snippets
  • related posts
  • pagination
  • tag archives

I also actively work on several Jekyll blog themes that support Disqus comments, social sharing links, video/images/code snippets, and more.


#3

Hey,

I like the seo / emoji / paginate here: https://mademistakes.com/faqs/website-tools/

Why did you move from Disqus to static based comments?


#4
  • No control over the design and styling of the comment embed coming from Disqus
  • Disqus loads some hefty scripts that have the potential to hurt page performance
  • Privacy/tracking implications loading their script.
  • Felt right to include comments as static content like the rest of the site instead of injected into the page with JavaScript from a 3rd party.

#5

Going to check out your https://mademistakes.com/articles/jekyll-static-comments/ post. Did anyone else implement your static comments per your description besides yourself?


#6

Check the comments on that part and this one https://mademistakes.com/articles/improving-jekyll-static-comments/

A few people shared links to their sites using it. There are also a handful using my method via my Minimal Mistakes theme.

https://github.com/mmistakes/minimal-mistakes/issues/803