Commento is a free open-source commenting tool, or you can pay $5/month for the hosted version. It offers all the commenting features you expect (upvotes, sticky comments, moderation tools etc.) and is privacy-friendly.
- Totally free if you self-host
- Privacy-friendly (no ads, no tracking)
- Threads, upvotes
- Data exports
- Support for Facebook, Twitter, Google log ins
- Commenters have to sign in with an external platform
Hosted: “pay anything”, starting at $5/month with up to 100,000 views