embedding Hypothesis as a commenting system on Hugo static sites

As I’ve been working on updating this website and revamping my web presence over the course of the summer, one of the items on my to-do list has been to add a commenting feature to the website. I love Hugo, but the absence of any in-built commenting feature is definitely a downside. I’ve looked over various Hugo-compatible commenting systems, but I honestly don’t know how much commenting activity I’ll see, and I’ve been hesitant to pay a third-party platform to do all of this for me.

I’ve been trying to figure out for weeks how to best add commenting to my Hugo static site, and it just hit me that I could embed Hypothesis and use that as a social layer. Very excited about this idea.

The more I mess around with hacking my Hugo site, the more qualified I feel to teach my content management systems class.

Messing around with my Hugo static site between other, draining tasks may be the only thing that got me through today.

Now checking that the tagging system works fine.