What comment plugin did you use?

Hi :slight_smile:

I have a site called https://www.futurenode.dk/ and right now I’m using cove!

But cove doesn’t have so many futures, so I’m looking for some other comment plugin!

Future the comment plugin must have

  • Email, when a comment is posted
  • Anti Spam
  • 2-3 Mods

So what did ppl use as a comment plugin?



I used to use Discourse for my comments following this set of instructions:

at first i like it bc:

  • ran it on same server & open source so it had no incremental costs
  • had moderation tools
  • emailed other commenters when new people commented bc its more of a forum

but eventually i switched to cove despite the added cost bc:

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I use Discourse as well. Tons of flexibility and the head developer is a Ghost user himself.

It checks all the things on your list:

  • Has email capabilities to notify when a comment is posted
  • Can also serve as a sort of mailing list by itself since users can receive digests of new posts
  • Anti-spam plug-in available (and works well)
  • However many moderators you want

Plus more:

  • You can set pattern matching/regex so if you didn’t want your comments to go to a single category (like Blog Comments), and you happened to have other forum categories that corresponded with your Ghost tags, you could make it so that each individual new Ghost blog post comment has its own corresponding post in the appropriate Discourse category.
  • You’re already familiar with Discourse. You’re on it right now!


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Thanks for your replys… I will give discourse a try later this month

Isso - running in a docker container on the same host. Integration was quite easy and no need to pay for a comment service or invite trackers.


I’m using Commento, self-hosted with Docker, as Ghost.

Free, open-source, simple.

Thanks for trying Cove, Thomas.

Email notifications for admins for every comment is coming soon to Cove.

Are you seeing comment spam on your site?

Multiple mods is a good idea. I’ll add it to my roadmap. I guess you just need to invite an email address and give them full access to the backend?