As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been looking around for a replacement to Disqus for handling the comments on my blog. It’s a tricky thing to manage because I’ve got a bit archive of comments that I want to preserve. The system obviously needs to handle this static site, but also enable commenters to comment easily, without needing an account if they don’t want to create one.
I ended up coming across Commento, which seemed to fulfil all of those conditions. It’s very easy to install (you just need to sign up and then insert a tiny snippet of HTML where you want to comments to appear on the page), and you can set it up so that it allows anonymous comments. It also seems to have done quite a good job of importing the previous comments from Disqus. You have to pay a small monthly fee to get the more advanced features, but I’m happy to do that to get away from Disqus.
Let’s all see how it goes! I may get flooded with spam, in which case I many need to turn moderation on.