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yvComment ComponentModulePluginExtension Specific Addon

Editor's Note
  • This extension inserts a hidden backlink to the developer.
yvComment is native Joomla! 2.5 (and Joomla! 1.5 - 1.7 - download older packages!) Commenting solution, it is well documented and free.
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 ;-)

July 2013 v.2.1.1
1. Fixed: Layout setting doesn't work in Joomla! v.2.5
2. Hungarian translation updated.

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Reviews: 2
As newbie that I'm, only I can say: PERFECT, good work!!!!
Reviews: 1
I've been looking for a Joomla 1.5 comment extension... and this is the best! Awesome. Yes, you have to go through the instructions... but once you've done that, it's easy and nice to use! Excellent!
Reviews: 1
Installed this on Joomla 1.5.1 stable. I have old 1.0 template, so I am running in legacy mode. My server has PHP 4. I setup this to work with jos_content integrated mode. Works perfectly - no problems at all. Makes my website much more interactive with users. Thank you very much, great component!
Reviews: 1
You can use this as a guestbook also. Make an article 'guestbook'. Link from menu to this article and voilà. Done. I like the simple layout and it's easy to modify the CSS to your taste. Take a look at my layout
Reviews: 4
this plug in really excellent.

We can put smiley even at the title of the articles.

I hope can make customize smiley more user friendly. For example has a web base interface to create own smiley
Reviews: 1
This extension is great! This is exactly what a commenting extension should be. It works as advertised and isn't bloated. The styling is a bit elementary, but it was easy to modify the css to give it more of a custom look. The installation requires your undivided attention as it involves several steps. Pay attention to the directions and you will be fine. The author seems very dedicated to his work and writes quality code.
Reviews: 4
i try everything but this was the only comments systems than works in Joomla 1.5
Reviews: 1
Great extension... Not the simplest to install but, following the instructions which are clear, makes this a top notch addition to a site.
Reviews: 2
This extension is almost perfect. It is the only one I have found that works natively with 1.5 (without Legacy turned on) and it is FREE!

In addition, Yuri is always quick to answer questions and offer help.

The only "cons" this has is that the documentation is a bit difficult to read (very long, not extremely well organized and assumes you know Joomla pretty well before reading it), and that it doesn't use Ajax.

But I am guessing Yuri will implement an Ajax solution since he is constantly working and improving his extensions.

On a performance note, I haven't noticed any negative effect at all in comparison with others that I could tell were more of resource hogs. So this is very well coded.

Download this now, it's the Best!
Reviews: 6
Yuri stepped in and filled a big gap in Joomla!'s capabilities with this comment extension. yvComment works wonderfully with Joomla! v 1.5.

Perhaps even more importantly, Yuri stands behind his work, interacts on a regular basis with the community, responds to questions and fixes problems that might arise. He also encourages others to integrate other functionality that compliments this work (like Captcha and SPAM protection,etc.)

Excellent extension from a hard working, talented third party developer.

Thanks Yuri!
Reviews: 1
New to Joomla!, i managed to install yvComment, just followed Yuri's directions on his page. Already tried other comment components, but this one runs nice and smooth :-)
It's a nice piece of work. You should give it a try.
The next days i will try to install Bigo captcha, and see if i can.
Anyway, yvComment is an excellent component.
thank you.
Reviews: 2
I just tried this after running into problems with some of the other commenting extensions for 1.5. Very easy to get up and running, and very simple to use. It doesn't overwhelm you with options, but that can be an advantage. The parameters aren't always intuitive, but once you figure them out, you realize the extension gives you more control than you first thought. Also, since it tracks comments in Joomla articles/categories/sections, you can use content modules to view latest comments, etc. Very nice feature.
Reviews: 1
I had legacy mode turned on so I could use some of the 1.0, 1.5 comment solutions that had been around for a while, like mxcomments and I had issues with some of the core Joomla functionality I wanted to use like feeds requiring the cache directory and mine always getting deleted by some automatic process, and the way that clickable article titles wouldn't work in legacy mode.

I tried your comments solution, native 1.5, and it is working fine. So you have solved several problems for my site without directly intending to do so, thank you.

I was a little nervous about going with a new component but reading the joomla development blog link you provided was very reassuring.

The only issue I have had so far is that the smiley's and bbc code plugins won't install, error says there isn't an xml file.
Owner's reply

I have to update documentation of yvSmiley and yvBBCode plugins: to install that extensions, you have to extract nested zip file, e.g. '' from packages with version-independent names (e.g. from '' file).

Reviews: 98
Someone applaud for this commenting component maybe because it is the first one, or the only one at present, commenting component for Joomla! 1.5. But it is not so good. The file and folders structures are similar in component and plugin, which make me very confused when trying to translate it.

The backend parameters are also weird, it ask me to add a Guest User account! I haven't seen such a requirement on any other commenting system.

Second, it is not easy for those who want to allow comments for All his sections. This component has no option for All Section, you must enter the section IDs manually.

I am not satisfied. Hope the author will improve it later.
Owner's reply

This review shows, that yvComment is not so simple already, as it was 6 months ago :-)
It may be disappointed for somebody, but one have to read instructions on the Homepage to know how and why something is done...

Reviews: 2
I install this plugin 2 weeks ago and it works really fine. Thx for sharing!
Reviews: 1
Almost exactly what I am after for a news site for users to add comments.

* clean, simple and easy to use in the front section. the others i looked at were too much for what i needed
* admin section was slightly confusing at first

* captcha does not work even after installing captcha
* when entering in too many characters no error appears. only the same page with additional menu items

* add an 'approve comment before display' option
* add bad words option to stop people posting swear words etc...
Reviews: 3
Thanks for the great piece of work. I installed it on my 1.5 site, and it works and displays very nicely right away. No need to tweak anything.

Only problem is that the captcha does not work. It works fine when I turn the fundtion off.

Reviews: 1
It looks ok, but I do not like the work around with using the content table and category/section fakes.

It would have been good if it just used it's own table.

Why? Cleaner database, easier to delete tables after removing the component. No hudge numbers of "articles" in your article manager, while they are actually not articles....


(if the posts would have been in a separated table i would have used it)
Owner's reply

Please, look another time: yvComment supports option to use its own table: its FIRST parameter is: "Use content table" :-)
Moreover, documentation on the Homepage clealy describes differences between "Using Content table" and not using it.
See you!

Reviews: 1
installation: ok
ease of use : ok

I found this extension really effective.
I tried other solutions for joomla 1.0 but they often doesn't work properly or have too many unseful functions to create template problems.
The strength of this plugin is its simplicity and functionality, what common users needs.
I looked at the site and a pagination function is wip. Would be perfect.
I hope this will become the "standard external" comment plugin for j!1.5, so I encourage you to continue developing.

Though it is a really 30 secs simple task to change .css, my only suggestion is to change that default blue-shock color cobination :)
Owner's reply

What's about that 'blue-shock color combination': at last in February of 2008 it is not the only CSS 'theme', that yvComment has (and it is not default now) - two new CSS-e were added... but I left that 'blue-shock' (that you for the name!) CSS as an option, because some people appeared to like it :-)

Reviews: 6
The installation went very smooth, and there was an easy integration with selected parts of the whole site. Minor problems found and reported to Yuri has been rectified within hours. Many thanks for such an excellent support.
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