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Free Disqus Alternatives

The best free alternative to Disqus is Isso, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Disqus and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Disqus are utterances, Cusdis, HashOver and Commentics.

Disqus alternatives are mainly Comment Platforms but may also be Social Networks or Social Newss. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Disqus.
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  1. Isso icon

    Isso

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    31 alternatives to Isso 

    Isso – Ich schrei sonst – is a lightweight commenting server written in Python and JavaScript. It aims to be a drop-in replacement for Disqus.

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    1.  Ad-freeIsso doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Most users think Isso is a great alternative to Disqus.
    ccmdream2004

    its basically like diquis commenting posting viewing and more

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    utterances

    • Self-Hosted
    • GitHub
    33 alternatives to utterances 

    A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues. Use GitHub issues for blog comments, wiki pages and more!

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    1.  Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within utterances
    2.  Ad-freeutterances doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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      Guest

      Probably better but only if you want your site to use GitHub issues as a way of storing comments. Beneficial for Jekyll / GitHub Pages websites, though.

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    • Cusdis

      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      35 alternatives to Cusdis 

      Open source, lightweight (~5kb gzip), privacy-friendly alternative to Disqus.

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      1.  Anonymous CommentingCusdis allows you to comment and participate in discussions without revealing your personal information.
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      tangycandy

      Cusdis is one of the easiest solutions to implement and customize that I've tried. There's a free (limited) hosted version and you can easily self-host. Only downside is that it lacks the fancier features of Disqus and a spam filter.

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      HashOver

      27 alternatives to HashOver 

      HashOver is a PHP comment system intended as a replacement for services like Disqus. HashOver is free and open source software, under the GNU Affero General Public License. HashOver adds a "comment section" to any website, by placing a few simple lines of JavaScript or...

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      Discontinued

      No updates since Aug 2019 & won't work with the latest PHP versions.

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      Most users think HashOver is a great alternative to Disqus.
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      Commentics

      17 alternatives to Commentics 

      ommentics is a free, advanced PHP comment script with many features. Professionally written and with open source code, its main aims are to be integrable, customizable and secure. It is designed to be integrated into existing pages.

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      Hiddenpost

      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      51 alternatives to Hiddenpost 

      Many websites contain secret messages and comments. Imagine you could make these messages visible or even add your own. Now imagine that this function would exist everywhere and only the users themselves would have control over it. Wouldn't that be great?

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      Discontinued

      The last update is from January 2018, and the Chrome extension is gone.

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      Kontxt

      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Wordpress
      36 alternatives to Kontxt 

      Kontxt is an inline communication and engagement tool that adds live collaboration and interactivity to digital content. Enterprise productivity. Remote education. Site owner revenue. Personal social news aggregation, rating, sharing, and discussion.

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      1.  Shared FoldersKontxt supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
      2.  Support for @mentionsKontxt supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
      3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Kontxt simultaneously.
      4.  PDF annotationKontxt support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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      Cactus Comments

      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Matrix.org
      7 alternatives to Cactus Comments 

      Cactus Comments is a federated comment system for the web, based on the Matrix protocol. The system is easily embedded, respects you and your users privacy and is completely free and open source.

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      1.  Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Cactus Comments
      2.  Ad-freeCactus Comments doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      3.  Privacy focusedCactus Comments is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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      giscus

      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      34 alternatives to giscus 

      A comments system powered by GitHub Discussions. Let visitors leave comments and reactions on your website via GitHub!

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      Lyket

      5 alternatives to Lyket 

      Lyket is perfect for blogs, portfolios or e-commerces, it lets you add like buttons or clap buttons in any website in just a few minutes and with just a few lines of code.

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      Guest

      Lyket is more about buttons then commenting. So if you need to just add like or clap buttons it is better than Disqus reactions.

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