Do you have an old Wordpress blog? Are you migrating it to Jekyll? Tired of spam? Don’t want to moderate comments anymore, but you don’t want to lose all those comments from people who have contributed so far? The Jekyll-oldcomments gem is for you!
I recently migrated most of my websites off of Wordpress to Jekyll. There are ways to add commenting to Jekyll generated sites, such as running Isso, but I decided not to go that route. Don’t get me wrong, I like the contributions I’ve received. I do quite a bit of both commenting and commenting reading. I just no longer wanted to deal with the hassle that comes with comment moderation and spam removal.
I created a script to extract comments from my old Wordpress blogs, as well as a Jekyll plug-in to statically display those comments. The Jekyll-olcomments instructions and source code can be found on Github.