Hi there, everyone!
I’m Iiro and I’ve been working on a comment system called Welcomments for a while now. It’s a comment system that specializes in websites built with static site generators such as Jekyll, Hugo, and more.
Welcomments connects to your GitHub repository and commits every incoming comment as a JSON file to your Jekyll site’s _data/ directory. If you’re using Netlify, every commit to the main branch triggers a new Jekyll build, which then regenerates all the posts and comments as static HTML.
The end result is a blog post that contains comments from your readers as 100% static pre-rendered HTML. There’s a live demo of this on the website.
Some of you might think “hmm, this seems just like Staticman!” - and you wouldn’t be too far off.
Other features include:
- super easy, less than 2 minutes guided setup process
- strong built-in spam prevention
- email notifications for new replies
- full customizability, no JS required (but recommended)
- some cool stuff on the horizon
It will be a paid service, but right now, as I haven’t implemented payments yet, it’s free. I’ll give early users (this could be you!) a good deal once it’s out of beta.
I’d love it if some of you could give it a try and let me know what you think.