I am Paul Kinlan.

A Developer Advocate for Chrome and the Open Web at Google.

Using Web Mentions in a static site (Hugo)

Paul Kinlan

My blog is an entirely static site, built with Hugo and hosted with Zeit. This is a great solution for me, a simple blog has a pretty simple deployment process and it loads blazingly fast. Statically generated sites do have some drawbacks, the largest is when you need anything dynamic to be integrated into your page (comments for example).  Not being able to easily host dynamic content will mean that you end up relying on 3rd party JavaScript that will then get full access to your page and you won’t know what it is doing - it could be tracking your users or slowing down your page load.

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