Can I display a comment count on blog index pages?

USJDpDFw 103d, 4h ago [edited]

I would like to embed Remarkbox on my blog posts, and show the number of comments on the parent index page. Is this supported?

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Russell 102d, 19h ago

Yes, we give you access to this data.

For example, the stats for my personal blog:

https://my.remarkbox.com/ns/russell.ballestrini.net/stats.json

At some point I might setup an easy JavaScript snippet that may be embedded in the summary pages.

remark link

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Jeremiah 72d, 13h ago

For a Hugo site, this could be pulled at build time using getJson right? But it would have to pattern match the URL with the post URL and then pull the relevant value. To happen on pageload, you'd have to make it a javascript snippet right?

remark link parent

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Russell 72d, 12h ago

It could be pulled at build time. This might make sense if you build the Hugo site often enough, like daily, otherwise the counts will drift and appear stale.

I can alter the stats.json schema to provide additional fields if needed in your implementation. I don't use Hugo myself so if you want to work on this, I'll hook you up with a Pro bono Production Remarkbox account.

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