Democratizing Visual Computing

How to add comments to Github pages


Github pages are static html files generated from text-only markdown files hosted on Since they are static, there is no way to dynamically generate content, and you can’t use a normal comment system.

But we do have a solution.

It’s disqus.

What you need to do is:

  1. Create an account in disqus
  2. Register your site for free
  3. Copy-paste two blocks of auto generated javascipt codes to\_layouts\post.html

This step might be diffcult for js-noobs like me, refer to my implemetation if you feel dizzy.

The two blocks starts with

<!-- disqus loading -->  and 

<!-- disqus rendering -->