Add Gitalk to Your Blog

Gitalk is a comment plugin supports Markdown based on GitHub Issue

Posted by S.L on September 25, 2018


Except Disqus, there is also an amazing comment plugin. Gitalk is a modern comment component based on GitHub Issue and Preact. Gitalk uses your GitHub account to log in and it supports MarkDown.


  • Authentication with github account
  • Serverless, all comments will be stored as github issues
  • Both personal and organization github projects can be used to store comments
  • Localization, support multiple languages [en, zh-CN, zh-TW, es-ES, fr, ru]
  • Facebook-like distraction free mode (Can be enabled via the distractionFreeMode option)
  • Hotkey submit comment (cmd or ctrl + enter)


Two ways.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
  <script src=""></script>

  <!-- or -->

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
  <script src=""></script>

npm install

npm i --save gitalk

import 'gitalk/dist/gitalk.css'
import Gitalk from 'gitalk'

Integration with Gitalk

<!-- Gitalk start  -->

<!-- Link Gitalk files  -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
<script src=""/></script>

<div id="gitalk-container"></div>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var gitalk = new Gitalk({

        // gitalk's main params
		clientID: `Github Application clientID`,
		clientSecret: `Github Application clientSecret`,
		repo: `your repo-name`,
		owner: 'Github username',
		admin: ['Github username'],
		id: 'identifier for a page,gitalk will create issues with this id',

<!-- Gitalk end -->

Create Github Application

First we need to create a Github Applicationclick here.

And fill in the form(you can use your custom domain instead of

Register Application

Then click Register application.

Configuration reposiroty

You have to enable Issue in your repository’s setting, because Gitalk is based on GitHub Issue. GitHub Issue

Configuration _config.xml

Get Client ID and Client Secret to fill in _config.xml related to Gitalk

  # Gitalk
  enable: true    #enable or not
  clientID:     xxxx                        #your clientID
  clientSecret:  xxxx   #your clientSecret
  repo:    #repository name
  owner: your-github-account    #github username
  admin: your-github-account
  distractionFreeMode: true 

When all settings are done and push to your GitHub repo, wait for a while and try to refresh your pages and boom! Gitalk is in effect.

But there is still something we need to do or you may get the following Issues Not Found You need to authorize Gitalk can create issues on your repository Link Repository Oauth

After all these steps, go refresh your blog and you will see Gitalk plugin is in effect. Empty Comment You can sort the comment by time. Empty Comment with Menu


What Gitalk does when you first refresh your blog is that it creates an Issue in your repository Empty Comment with Menu



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