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I'm working on an open-source, lightweight alternative to Disqus

Randy
・1 min read

I used Disqus on my personal blog. Last week I tried to make a Disqus alternative for myself called Cusdis. Here are the key features:

  1. Open source, easy to self-hostable (on Vercel or Docker). Users own their data.
  2. The embedded SDK to the website is lightweight (only ~5kb gzipped)
  3. All comments won't be displayed until it's approved by moderator.
  4. Email notification, one-click to approve new comment.
  5. Don't track users.

Here are some screenshots:

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The tech stack:

  • Next.js
  • Prisma
  • Chakra-ui
  • Svelte (the JS SDK)
  • next-auth

My next step is to make it integrate with more existed system (hexo, hugo, wordpress, gatsby, etc.)

Hope you like it 🥰

Repo: https://github.com/djyde/cusdis
HackerNews Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26878153
Product Hunt: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/cusdis

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