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Is there any way to create a comment field in blog posts without a plugin?

Is there any way to create a comments field at the end of all blog posts without a plugin?
Honestly, I thought this was a basic blog feature, and I am quite surprised that it’s not in the templates for blogs.

@mattvaru You have been amazing so far. Can it really be true that I need to install a plugin for this? I just need a way for readers to comment on my posts and a way for me to reply.

Thank you :slight_smile:

Creating that from scratch will be a pain Louise. Simply due to the fact that you’ll have to create the whole “logic” for it, create a “form” so people can submit the comments, also automate the process of uploading your website, create a way for you to add responses to it… It’s just a lot of things that I don’t really think you should be spending your time doing.

One of my clients has a blog on her website and she is using https://www.powr.io/ .

In case you want to learn more about storing user-input using CMS, this video is a great start and shows a lot of things you can use Zappier for. https://webflow.com/live-stream/how-to-use-zapier-with-your-webflow-cms-site

@rileyrichter will have a tutorial on this soon!

EDIT: @Louise_Hou – I read your question too quickly while on the go. Webflow does not have this feature natively. The tutorial that @rileyrichter is working on is a third-party integration for comments on your website.

Any reason why you don’t want to use a third-party platform?

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yeah, it’s really not that hard to do with zapier. I know @PixelGeek did something similar for tweets being displayed. I use intensedebate for comments, it works well.

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Cool. I’ll look forward to seeing that :slight_smile:

Do you, by any chance, know if there is a way to sell Amazon products using Webflow’s eCommerce solution? If you somehow can show amazon products in your Webflow shop? (They buy them in your store but they are sent and handled by Amazon?)

Agree with Sarah. This would be done with Zapier as I can see it, but probably take some time to figure it out exactly… Make a collection that is named “Comments”. Make a reference field in your blog post Collection that is refereed to “Comments” and yeah, again. It needs to be figured out exactly how to do it - once done, connect it with Zapier and have a form that works a comment field.

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As far as I know, Amazon does not allow that. It would have to be purchased on their site. Would be nice though.

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The reason I don’t like the plugins is that I don’t seem to be able to customize the design of the comments and comment field completely to match my site. I would like it to be a fold-down option that looks somewhat like this:

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@Louise_Hou I believe that if you try to use the Zapier solution as mentioned above, you would be able to customize the element of the dynamic rich text (or whatever you use) exactly as you like it - since it would not be any different from any other collection item

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Intense debate does allow threaded comments @Louise_Hou. You do need to customize the CSS to make it look nice.

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