* Advanced ACL system
* Antispam (CAPTCHA) and flood protection
* Multilanguage support (more then 20 languages)
* Smiles & BBCode support
* Easy migration from 3rd party components to JComments (50+ extensions!)
* Simple integration with 3rd party extensions (more than 40 extensions!)
* Joom!Fish support (separate comments for each language)
* E-mail subscriptions
* Quick moderation (from e-mails)
* Report to administrator
* Ban IP
* RSS feeds
* Automatic updates (require Joomla 1.7+)
Support avatars from 3rd party extensions
JComments Avatar plugin adds support avatars from Agora Forum, CommunityBuilder, ccBoard, Contacts, FireBoard, IDoBlog, JomSocial, JooBB Forum, JoomSuite User, K2, Kunena, iJoomla Magazine, Ninjaboard, phpBB3 (Blogomunity p8pbb bridge, JFusion bridge, RokBridge), vBulletin, Gravatar and more;
Easy migration from 3rd party extensions
JComments supports import of comments from third-party components: AkoComment, BeeHeard, Chrono Comments, ComboMax, Cinema, HotOrNot2, DatsoGallery, EasyComment, Ice Gallery, JA Comment, JMovies, JMyLife, JomComment, JoomlaComment, JoomGallery, J!Reactions, JXtended Comments, LinkDirectory, LyftenBloggie, MosCom, Mosets Tree, MusicBox, Music Collection, mXcomment, PAXXGallery, RDBS Comment, Remository, MightyExtensions Resource, RSGallery2, SOBI2, TPDugg, VirtueMart, UrComment, Webee Comment, yvComment, ZiMB Comment, zOOm Media Gallery, ZOO 2.0
Combined JComment with a social media plugin works perfect for me.
So back to jcomments then.
Now all these years later, I am disappointed to see that jcomments has not made much improvements to build on its initial good design. It is a solid commenting system but it has failed to update to a more social era.
One example of this: importing from Disqus is a feature that has been requested since 2009, but has been left unadressed and posts about it are just ignored on the developer's forum. For me this is a game breaker obviously, in terms of my own system, but also because it illustrate a lack of development.
So yes, jcomment is good but it only does the bare minimum, which was great for Joomla!1.0 but is no longer enough.
a/ Its "tree" display (very clean).
b/ its immediate compatibility with many "content article" components.
c/ the possibility to import previous comments already existing on my website.
In conclusion, I switched very quickly an existing site with comments to a new comments display, clean and beautiful.
On top the comments are in my website ... no need to use an external platform like Disqus, Intensedebate, or else. The users do not need to subscribe another service to place comments.
sincere thanks to the creators of Comments Component
Pros: Very easy to install via Extension Manager, loads of features, email notification to users of follow-up comments, quick editing by admins of comments via email, built in kCaptcha, flat or tree view, good documentation, nice price (free!).
Cons: None really. I do concur though with 'donnan' below that it would be nice to be able to change the heading 'Add new comment' to 'Add comment'.
Congrats and thanks to the developers!
Ready to use out of the box, huge set of parameters to tune for demanding configurations.
Beautiful styling, no tweaking CSS needed (probably for the first time I have downloaded an extension).
Only thing I miss is paid version without author information in the footer.
Thank you for solid work.