Shortcode for Hugo to display the replies to a Fediverse-thread as blog comments.
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README.adoc

Setup

First copy mastodon-api-comments.html to your shortcodes directory. This is either layouts/shortcodes or themes/{your-theme}/layouts/shortcodes.

Then download mastodon.js and JQuery and copy it together with mastodon-api-comments.js from this repo into content/scripts.

Then add the following code to layouts/partials/mastodon-api-comments-scripts.html or themes/{your-theme}/layouts/partials/mastodon-api-comments-scripts.html:

<script type="application/javascript" src="/scripts/jquery-3.4.1.min.js"></script>
<script type="application/javascript" src="/scripts/mastodon.js"></script>
<script type="application/javascript" src="/scripts/mastodon-api-comments.js"></script>
Note
If you use pagination with showfullcontent = true, the JavaScripts will be included several times.

Usage

The shortcode takes the following arguments:

Argument Description

instance

The domain name of the instance.

status_id

The ID of the status.

Example

{{% mastodon-api-comments instance="likeable.space" status_id="9nIqtmAXvu4harUb7Q" %}}

Styling

The generated HTML uses these classes:

Name Description

mastodon-api-comments

Encompasses everything.

mastodon-api-comment-intro

The introduction sentence.

mastodon-api-comment

A complete comment.

mastodon-api-comment-author

The author line the comment.

mastodon-api-comment-subject

The subject of the comment.

mastodon-api-comment-content

The text of the comment.

Example CSS

.mastodon-api-comment
{
    margin-left: 1em;
    border: 0.1em solid black;
}
.mastodon-api-comment:nth-child(even)
{
    background-color:#0402
}
.mastodon-api-comment:nth-child(odd)
{
    background-color:#2402
}