Adding a comments section in Github pages
Some Jekyll templates have an easy integration with Disqus to allow users to leave some feedback, but I wanted to avoid a very (personal) data hungry tool.
Looking for alternatives I stumbled upon :star: Utterances, which uses GitHub issues to store the comments.
For a proper blog or social website this might be not the best option, but for technical websites that I tend to host on Github pages, why not?
Moreover, instead of authenticating via Twitter or Google, the user has to authenticate via GitHub. This to me is a feature :)
I tried the plugin in my Bioinformatics training website: see an example page here.
Written on November 1, 2022