- This extension inserts a hidden backlink to the developer.
It has two required parts (i.e., extensions): component + plugin. It also has a lot of optional extensions, including Module, Community Builder plugin, Content Subscription plugin and 35 Language packs, so the resulting solution may be very simple or more complex - it's up to you.
yvComment supports Captcha (secret word) extensions, Smileys, BBCodes, WYSIWYG editor, Community Builder, JNews and many content plugins and tools designed to work with Articles of Joomla! (e.g. GeSHi). yvComment allows users to add Comments to Articles (and optionally Comments to Comments also). Comments may be stored in the same database table used by content (where they are treated as a special type of Article), or in their own table. (Read more on the Homepage).
Replying to the Editor's note above: This extension does NOT have any hidden links. It does have the only visible link of the form: "yvComment v.X.XX", which appears below the list of comments. The link leads to the yvComment's Home page. This behavior is exactly the same as of Joomla!'s core: look at the bottom of the page in built-in Joomla! templates!
BTW that yvComment's Home page hasn't had ANY advertisements in the previous 6 years ;-)
February 2013 v.2.1.0
^ Updated for Joomla! v.2.5. No "strict standards" warnings any more.
+ Added support for the native Joomla! v.2.5 Captcha plugin (ReCaptcha)
Take a peek at the open-source forum (1700+ posts) about this product and j1.5. You will see it has given a few people headaches.
Personally, nothing worked right off the bat, but digging around for awhile got me to get it in working order. In my opinion, the whole extension is overthought and doesn't need to be that complicated. The developer responds well and it is good to see a lively extension such as this, but don't expect to extract and publish a couple of plugins and expect it to work.
The short explanation of why yvComment is not "plug and play" from Your point of view is this:
yvComment is tightly coupled with Joomla core hence it depends on many setting of Joomla core, e.g. related to User permissions/access levels, Category for Comments etc. This is why you have to read documentation, understand Joomla AND set that necessary Joomla core settings to have yvComment work properly at your site.
BTW, I always have feelings similar to yours when I'm installing CB - one of the most popular Joomla extensions...
You need to use in Joomla 1.7 teh Keycaptcha is not free . That means also your web have delays reading the keycaptcha server is never google recaptcha.
I am interest in speed and functionality but I no get that with that component
Yes, now Keycaptcha is the only option for Joomla 1.6-1.7. The "trick" is simple: their team was the only one to collaborate with me on the subject; other earlier compatible captchas were not updated for Joomla 1.6...
We are lucky Joomla 2.5 will have Captcha support in a core. I will definitely allow yvComment to use that core Captcha plugin.
i have one issue using it, maybe i didn't set up parameters right, the thing is when a user log in via CB he cannot comment, i have to assign user to Author group manually to make him able to comment, there's any possibility to make all registered users in CB to comment without i manually assign them to Author group? or there's a possibility to make all registered users in CB to be automatically in Author group?
Hope to get an answer quickly
One little problem, I tried to dis-allow the uncategorised category in the module and got some sort of mysqli error. Small problem but this is an Alpha.
Keep up the good work.
1 problem though I can't seem to find: I first installed it on my test server before going live and worked like a charm. But when I finally installed it on my live website and transfered the styling pages it works except for the "amount of comments" on the frontpage (featured articles). Although its an almost exact copy it doesnt show (it set to "below article" and "afterDisplayContent" is shown in the code)
Thanks Muts for testing this "Alpha" version of yvComment for Joomla! v.1.6
As I see from your report yvComment package is ready to be called "Beta".
And as usial: please post your problem reports to the yvComment's Support forum thread. The JED is NOT for resolving any issues ;-)
A better solution would have been to set up Google ads on his own web site page for this extension instead.
yvComment does have a link to its own Homepage, and its not hidden - exactly the same as Joomla! package has a link to its own Homepage in default template...
I miss just one feature. I have many articles on my site. Most of the older ones do not need to be commented upon anymore. So, I think an option 'only for new articles' or 'only for articles created after xxx/yy/zz' would come in handy.
yvComment has such feature: it's called 'Auto close comments after specified number of days' :-)
Works flawlessly - was easy to setup if you follow the directions right - easy to edit the template for custom color configs.
What can I say - fantastic fantastic FANTASTIC!
Thanks much - you can all view a working demo here:
Installation took a little time but was not complicated at all. Very happy with the outcome.
thanks for a great extension.