IntenseDebate Alternatives

The most popular alternative is Disqus, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 29 alternatives to IntenseDebate so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting IntenseDebate alternatives are Isso (Free, Open Source), Commento (Paid, Open Source), utterances (Free, Open Source) and coComment (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on May 14, 2020

  • Disqus offers the best add-on tools for site owners to power discussions, increase engagement, and earn revenue.
  • Isso – Ich schrei sonst – is a lightweight commenting server written in Python and JavaScript. It aims to be a drop-in replacement for Disqus.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted


  • Commento is a popular, fast, bloat-free commenting system that you can embed on your blog, news articles, and more.

    Warning

    Several people have addressed an issue about their domain being deleted and all their comments being lost without any warning while using the free plan.

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
  • A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues. Use GitHub issues for blog comments, wiki pages and more!.
    No screenshots yet
    • Free • Open Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • GitHub
  • coComment is a service for managing, powering and researching conversations online.

    Discontinued

    Seems to be discontinued as of April 2 2013.

    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox
  • talkatv is an open source comment service much like Disqus or IntenseDebate .

    Discontinued

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

    No screenshots yet
    • Free • Open Source
    • Online
    • JavaScript
  • An embeddable comment widget for websites, blogs, ecommerce & static pages. Joint Comments distributes JOINT tokens (erc-20 based cryptocurrency) to publishers based on the value of traffic. It is free to use up to 250k page views / month.
    • Free
    • Online
    • Shopify
    • Wordpress
  • GraphComment is the next generation comments system. No more disorganized discussions piled on several pages. With GraphComment, you can easily follow the relevant discussions.
    • Freemium
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Drupal
    • Tumblr
    • Joomla
    • Blogger
    • Wordpress
  • Metype is a complete engagement solution. It keeps your audience hooked by allowing rich media comments, reactions and sharing options. Create a free account instantly and be on your way to engage and build your audience.
  • A commenting server similar to Disqus and IntenseDebate Licensed under AGPL: https://github.com/phusion/juvia/blob/master/LICENSE.TXT

    Discontinued

    Per project's README: Juvia is currently unmaintained. See https://github.com/phusion/juvia

    • Free • Open Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted