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A bloat-free and privacy-focused discussion platform.

⚠️ ⚠️ ⚠️   Note: All development takes place on GitLab.   ⚠️ ⚠️ ⚠️

You're viewing the GitHub mirror of the master branch. All development, however, takes place on GitLab, not on this repo. Please submit all issues and patches over there. If you're looking for the older, deprecated version, see the v0 branch.

Commento is a discussion platform that you can embed on your blog, news articles, and any place where you want your readers to add comments. Commento is fast, lightweight, and privacy-focused; we'll never sell your data, show ads, embed third-party tracking scripts, or inject affiliate links.

Features

  • Privacy-focused
  • Super lightweight, allowing for fast pageloads
  • Automatic spam filtering
  • Review and approve or delete comments through the moderation interface
  • Modern interface with a clean design
  • OAuth support (Google login, for example)
  • Custom CSS theming
  • Import from existing services (like Disqus)
  • Completely free and open source (MIT Expat license)

Editions

There are three editions of Commento.

Installation and Configuration

See our documentation on how to install Commento to get started. We offer several ways to install the software, including a Docker image.

Once you've installed the software, you need to configure it with various environment variables before starting the service. To learn more about this, refer to our documentation on configuring Commento.

Contributing

Commento is possible only because of its community. If this is your first contribution to Commento, please go through the development documentation before you begin.

Help will always be given to those who ask for it. We use IRC for chat to collaborate with other developers. You're invited to hang out with us in the #commento-dev channel on freenode if you want to contribute to Commento!

License

Copyright 2018 Commento, Inc.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of
this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in
the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to
use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of
the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so,
subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR
COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER
IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.