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Wed Aug 12 2020

Embedding Comments on a GatsbyJS Site with FastComments

! This Article Contains Technical Jargon

What's New

We've recently launched our React component for FastComments.

This opens up a lot of opportunities - including integrating FastComments with Gatsby.

If You Wrote Your Own Wrapper

If you wrote your own React wrapper for FastComments - consider replacing it with our new one. We'll maintain this abstraction for you - and it contains a lot of nifty things like auto reload on config changes.

How it Works

Since FastComments has a React component as a wrapper around our core widget - it's just a matter of using our React library to instantiate the widget client-side.

We fully support this component and will keep it updated.

Examples?

We've started to setup examples, which you can find here.

Night Mode

One of the examples we have is "night mode" - rendering FastComments on a site with a black (or very dark) background: https://github.com/FastComments/fastcomments-react/blob/master/example/src/DarkModeApp.tsx.

Additionally, since the widget responds to configuration changes this means you can have a mode to toggle your sites theme and easily tell fastcomments-react to update.

In Conclusion

We hope you find integrating FastComments into your Gatsby site quick and easy.

Cheers!