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Open Source Disqus Alternatives

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    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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    ccmdream2004

    its basically like diquis commenting posting viewing and more

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    Commento

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    Commento is a popular, fast, bloat-free commenting system that you can embed on your blog, news articles, and more. Open source at its core, Commento guarantees you privacy and does not include third-party trackers and advertisements, unlike alternatives such as Disqus.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingCommento will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Commento
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    Commento's dashboard includes various moderation tools, settings, statistics and other options.
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    pkirk

    Because is really fast, and I see a bright future, as Mozilla and Digital Ocean are sponsoring it.

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    It's open source and it's lightweight.

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    Can be self-hosted or not. Free if you've contributed.

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    utterances

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • GitHub

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

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    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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  4. Cusdis

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

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

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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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    Commentics

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    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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    HashOver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    Cactus Comments

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org

    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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedCactus Comments is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Cactus Comments
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    giscus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

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

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    Lyket

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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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    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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    talkatv

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • JavaScript

    talkatv is an open source comment service much like Disqus or IntenseDebate .

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    Discontinued

    The last commit to the GitHub repo was on December 3rd, 2012.

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