A bloat-free and privacy-focused discussion platform.
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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.
- 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)
There are three editions of Commento.
- Commento Community Edition (CE) is open source software that's freely available under the MIT license.
- Commento Enterprise Edition (EE) includes extra features geared towards organizations that want to self-host.
- Commento Hosted is a hosted version of Commento for those who don't want to host and manage servers. This is currently in private beta and you can add yourself to the waiting list here.
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.
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!
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.