You can use Mastodon to add comments to your static blog engine.
@mikael @davidak PHP is not the problem, I use PHP in a lot of websites and when using modern best practice, the language is fine :) The goal when using a static site generator is usually to have a website that is fast and easy to maintain. No database to configure, easy backup, easy apache config, ...
a perfect comment solution would serve the comments in the same http request as the content. then it can be archived. wordpress does it serverside, so it's given there. it's not with comment services that load the comments with JS
and because i try to have a perfect solution, i don't have comments for some years now and don't write blog post i want to get feedback on. so power to your pragmatic solutions
> a perfect comment solution would serve the comments in the same http request as the content.
Yeah, that would be very nice! Sometimes the perfect solution doesn't exist. Sacrificing comments is an unlucky outcome. Hashover or one of those third party Webmention services seems OK. Even better would be being able to self host a webmention service. Something like this: https://github.com/mapkyca/pingback2hook (but more up to date). Does it exist?
i collected some links here: https://codeberg.org/davidak/webseite/issues/7#issuecomment-63328
@mikael @davidak @carl I already have a mailing list for my website (link in profile) that’s linked at the bottom of every post, but I’m thinking about setting up webmentiond by @zerok to forward Webmentions to the list.
Mailing lists allow anyone to participate without setting up an account, and email isn’t web-based; the latter is quite attractive to members of the Gemini and Gopher spaces.
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