This website is built using Hugo and deployed on Netlify. I’ve been very happy with both of these technologies since deciding to use them. I did find the Hugo documentation somewhat impenetrable: all the information and detail is there, but it’s a steep ol’ curve for a newcomer. I’ve surmounted that curve and this site now features statically hosted blog comments - including moderation functionality.
This post aims to step through the required config and to point out some salient points.