As far as I know, Evergreen is the only alternative to Cove that integrates directly with Ghost’s membership functionality.
Like others mentioned, it’s still very much a work in progress.
That said, I have a few users who are actively using it and are enjoying the experience.
Here’s a list of features you’ll get with Evergreen:
- “Native” comments with Ghost (like you mentioned)
- Choose to allow comments from all members or just paid members
- Customize the look and feel to match your site (easy to write custom CSS, if you’re into that)
- Member avatars
- No ads or tracking
- Lightweight and fast
- Easy integration w/ step-by-step instructions
- Moderation tools (as an admin, you can hide or delete comments)
- Markdown support
I’m also continuing to add features, and I provide support to help onboard new users and fix any issues they may run into.
Let me know if there’s anything I can help you with as you’re integrating Evergreen into your site!
My email is:
[my first name] [at] isaza [dot] dev