I recently found out about your project after being told by Disqus I’d need to switch to a premium account or else have ads and lose SSO features.
I like the concept of your project, I’m another blogger having to outsource my community to facebook as it’s what’s expected. My main concern is how easy it will be to implement.
- From what I’ve seen there’s no real wordpress plugin available, as a non developer github repositories are foreign. Much like when I was excited to implement Discourse as a forum but due to its complexity ended up settling for Vanilla.
As Wordpress accounts for 25% of the internet websites and you already have an Ask wordpress plugin I assume you’ve already got plans for it.
If so, my question or feature requests are:
Does it sync the comments with the wordpress native database comments (i.e: do we own our comments?) Muut is an great example of a service I wouldn’t use because of this.
One of the major reasons I mention the syncing is due to SEO. I read somewhere Talk uses iframes which won’t be seo friendly in indexing all the extra keywords and content that is found in the comments section.
Performance is another big aspect for me, Disqus was a heavy loader even if it was async which in todays mobile age was not optimal. The extra requests for not only ads, but count scripts apart from the Cron database jobs to sync local comments on each visit have taken my site down more than once (although I hear V3 is going to use an api instead.)
Is it responsible and mobile friendly? AMP, etc…?
Thank you for your efforts, I really look forward to giving this a try.