Hi, I built an embedded commenting system for Hugo (and others), called Talkyard. It’s open source. There’s hosting, so you can use it without any server.
Here’s a Hugo demo site with getting-started instructions, and where you can post test comments:
What are your thoughts? All kind of feedback is welcome :- ) If you want to use it and / or have questions, I’d be happy to help.
Talkyard is forum software too (see https://www.talkyard.io) so you can create a Discourse-like community at
forum.yourwebsite.com that integrates with the Hugo blog comments.