Integrating Cactus Comments with Hugo.

Please first complete the “Prerequisites” and “Register Your Site” sections in the quick start guide.

Add Shortcode

HUGO, has an option to use shortcodes that provide a nice interface to hide some HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

The shortcode chat.html must be added to layouts/shortcodes/ and looks like this

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="" type="text/css">
<div id="comment-section"></div>
  node: document.getElementById("comment-section"),
  defaultHomeserverUrl: "",
  serverName: "",
  siteName: "<YOUR-SITE-NAME>",
  commentSectionId: "{{ index .Params 0 }}"

You can see all configuration options here

Add chat to post

Adding the chat ot a post is now as simple as adding

{{< chat cactus-comments >}}

to your post, where cactus-comments is the name of the chatroom. You can decide if you want to create a new one for each post (change the name to somthing like the post title) or if you want to use only one (keep the same name).