Adding a Comment Box to a Write.as Blog
Adding a comment box to any blog is probably a good idea. It lets your readers speak to you directly, discuss whatever you've written. That's fun.
At the moment of writing, Matt, the lead designer – and god of the circuits – for write.as is working on a sub-product called remark.as, an easy plug-and-play comment box, designed specifically for write.as;
However, I'm not one to wait, and reasonable alternatives exist.
For this demonstration, we'll be using commento. Commento is a more privacy-aware and ad-free alternative to Disqus (that shitty comment box you say on almost every half-baked blog) that's backed by funding from the Mozilla foundation.
Simply create an account, and on the dashboard, click “New Domain.”
You'll need to use either a write.as subdomain, or your own custom domain. You can't use a sub-directory, like my blog does.
Next, they'll tell you to stick this code wherever you want the box to show up. This won't work with write.as, since write.as doesn't allow the
Now getting a comment box to appear is as simple as adding
<div id="commento"></div> wherever you think it'd look the nicest.
This isn't the nicest, cleanest way to do something like this, but it works, and it's the best solution until remark.as is a finished product.