Add Comments to Squarespace Sites
With FastComments we can easily add live commenting to any Squarespace site.
The instructions below are for a blog built on Squarespace, but the embed code can also be manually added to any page using the Squarespace custom HTML element.
Note that this tutorial requires a FastComments account. It's recommended that you sign up first and then come back here. You can create an account here.
Step 1: Open Blog Settings
With Squarespace, we can easily add FastComments so that it automatically is added to every blog post.
We'll start by opening Pages in the left, in the Editor:
In the bottom you should see
Blog with a gear on the right. Click the gear to open the blog settings:
Now we'll go to
Advanced and then
Post Blog Item Code Injection:
You should see a blank code area like the following:
Step 2: Paste Your FastComments.com Code
Now we can copy the following code snippet:
...then paste in the code area and click save:
Success! You should now see the FastComments Comment Widget.
Congratulations on setting up FastComments with Squarespace! If you've run into a Domain Error, or would like to learn how to customize the comment area, read on!
You may get an authorization error, like the following:
This is because FastComments doesn't know it's supposed to allow your account to be used on this domain.
In this case, the fix is simple. We just have to add our site to our FastComments.com account.
FastComments is designed to be customized to match your site.
If you'd like to add custom styling, or tweak configuration, Checkout our Customization Documentation to learn how.