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Is Cusdis project dead?

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    Avatar photoEduardo


    I’m not sure what is going on, but cusdis website is down for more than a week, and the domain is expired. Not sure if this was by accident or of the project is now officially dead. In any case, consider to remove the plugin, as having sites loading content from a 3rd party domain who might soon have news owners doesn’t seem a very healthy thing to do, security wise.

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    Hello! I wrote some initial documentation on the Cusdis side on how to use it with Publii, so I had a look myself (I’m not affiliated with Cusdis).

    I just checked, and it looks like the domain auto-renewed, although the website is in fact down:

    According to the project’s GitHub, the last commit was 24 days ago, so I wouldn’t exactly say that it’s dead.

    That said, I would definitely recommend self-hosting Cusdis for anyone interested in using it. This is what I’m doing for one of my websites which doesn’t require anything fancy, comment section-wise. The deployment happens on Vercel, and the database is stored on Railway. There’s even a simple “Deploy to Railway” button on the Cusdis GitHub page to self-host both the deployment and database.

    Personally, I’m moving towards GraphComment for more complex use cases, but Cusdis still has its uses.

    Avatar photoEduardo


    Thanks for the feedback.

    Let’s see what happens. For now, I’ve turned it off.

    Is there a self-host tutorial for non-techies? I barely use Github, and Vercel / Railway is Chinese to me. A cool thing about Publii is that all you need to know is how to set up an FTP account 😀

    Avatar photocandidexmedia

    So, the developer says they’re in the hospital this week, according to GitHub issues. The domain has been renewed though, and is now back up:

    In terms of self-hosting to Railway: it’s not too hard, and I’m not super techie either (inversely: setting up an FTP account sounds complicated to me :lol:).

    Here is a guide by Railway:

    There’s also this video on doing Vercel + Railway, which is what I did way back when:

    However, Railway implemented their own full deployment, so it’s a loooot easier now. I’d suggest just following Railway’s guide.


    Once it’s deployed, go to your Dashboard, click on the app, click on the rounded rectangle, and under “Deployments”, you should find the app’s domain link (it’ll be something like “”). You can edit the service domain under “Settings”.

    Go to that service domain, login with the credentials you set, and set up Cusdis as you would with the hosted version.

    Avatar photoEduardo

    Thank you! <3

    I’ll give Railway a try, one of these days.

    Btw, the Cusdis website is back to business, so scratch what I said in the first post regarding removing the plugin.

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    I self-host Cusdis locally, and it was really easy to get it up and running. If you go down the route of self-hosting locally, I can help with that.

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