GitHub Comments for your GitHub Pages

Using ghpages-ghcomments with Private GitHub Repositories

If you use a private repository for your site, then only you and the GitHub users authorized by you can contribute to that repository. Since ghpages-ghcomments uses GitHub Issues to store comments, your readers will not be able to comment unless you’ve granted them permission. Authorizing every reader doesn’t scale and circumvents many of the benefits of using a private repository.

Luckily, ghpages-ghcomments doesn’t need to use the same repository as your site to provide comments. By creating a public repository for just comments, you can continue to use your private repository for your site:

  1. Create a public repository
  2. Update _data/gpgc.yml to use it:
repo_owner: __YOUR_GITHUB_USERNAME__

No comments

You today

Comments are closed