Comments

You need comments? We have the technology! There's a whole lot of tech jargon on how Muut does this is cool, but why don't we show you how to embed our comment platform onto your website first.

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Quick Embedding

The quick embed for comments is the easiest way to get comments running on your website. This is particularly great if you've got a blog, or can only "inject" or add small snippets of code (like squarespace). Just add this inside the <body>  tag on your website, wherever you want your comments.

<a href="https://muut.com/i/[community-name]/comments" class="muut" type="dynamic">Comments</a>
<script src="//cdn.muut.com/1/moot.min.js"></script>

Be sure to replace [community-name] with your community name. Or you can head to your quick embed page in your settings, and like a wizard we'll conjure up the exact code you'll need so you can copy and paste it into your website. Check this out!

Using this method you'll get our default, flat or "social" commenting style. It's a great way to keep things on topic, and your comments are less likely to derail beyond recognition. We think linear is just better! If you wanna know more of the why, take a look at the Muut Manifesto.

Disappearing Comments?

If you used this method and your page’s path or URL has changed, you can specify your old path as a fix.

If the old page was located at http://yoursite.com/path/page-location.html your new Muut path would look like this: https://muut.com/i/[community-name]/comments:path-page-locationhtml So, with that in mind, your new embedding code would look something like...

<a href="https://muut.com/i/[community-name]/comments:path-page-locationhtml" class="muut">Comments</a>
<script src="//cdn.muut.com/1/moot.min.js"></script>

Just like before, be sure to replace [community-name] with your own. Find it at your Quick Embed settings page.


Advanced: Threaded Comments

It's the traditional comments section, and even though it's not our favorite it's probably the coolest around. What makes ours better? Each comment creates it's own thread on your Muut community page. You can even see and track these "threads" in your original path (with just a tiny #! tweak), eg: https://muut.com/i/[community-name]#!/comments Placing threaded comments, without the benefit of a plugin, will require you add specific paths for each page on which they appear. Below, in our example /blog-name/article-name/ represents the path of each individual page. Without changing it for each page, every comment will appear on every single page; things might get a little confusing.

<a href="https://muut.com/i/[community-name]/comments/blog-name/article-name" class="muut" data-show_title="false">Comments</a>

Advanced: Custom Comment Channels

Typically, comments get placed in a "hidden" channel called "comments". You can, however, place comments in any channel you want. If you want your comments section to be visible on your Muut community page, you a "live" channel.

You can put your comments in to "live" or visible channels issues or general like so:

<a href="https://muut.com/i/[community-name]/general" class="muut" type="dynamic">Comments</a>
<a href="https://muut.com/i/[community-name]/issues" class="muut" type="dynamic">Comments</a>

or an hidden channels like:

<a href="https://muut.com/i/[community-name]/blog" class="muut" type="dynamic">Comments</a>

If you want to do this with threaded commenting, change the threaded code a bit, like so:

<a href="https://muut.com/i/[community-name]/issues/blog-name/article-name" class="muut" data-show_title="false">Comments</a>