- This extension inserts a backlink to the developer.
* 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, CC Comment, Chrono Comments, Cobalt, DatsoGallery, EasyComment, Easy Blog, Ice Gallery, ImproveMyCity, JA Comment, JMovies, JMyLife, JomComment, JoomlaComment, JooComments, JoomGallery, J!Reactions, JVComment, JXtended Comments, K2, Komento, LinkDirectory, LyftenBloggie, Mosets Tree, MusicBox, Music Collection, mXcomment, RDBS Comment, Remository, RS Comments, MightyExtensions Resource, RSGallery2, SliComments, SOBI2, TPDugg, VirtueMart, UdjaComment, ZOO
Templating and layout is also a problem for me. The default template is simply awful, bulky icons that don't display well in dark background, boxy and poorly aligned elements and customization is a pain with messy CSS files and missing element class/ID tags.
Tried out a different component and was pleased to have comments display in my category view in less than 5 minutes with easy styling options.
I was pleased that the configuration page showed up right after install.
I like having each configuration option briefly explained right on the form.
This is the first commenting tool I've installed. At my client's website, there is a page for each of four books, and we want visitors to be able to comment on each book. JComments seems to have everything I need. The main feature I wanted was for the website owner to be able to moderate the comments, and that seems to be really easy, especially with the moderation links right in the notification emails.
I also like the ability to set permissions by user role.
I'm an intermediate Joomla web developer.
We decided to let unregistered users comment. If we had wanted to restrict comments to only registered users, JComments would have let me set up that too.
Download and install Jcomments, you wont' be sorry!
I cannot recommend this extension enough.
After approving I found that the time it displayed for each comment was 5 hours ahead of the actual submitted time and doing a bit of research I found out that this has been an unresolved issue since 2009!
So rather than having to change my users experience, or hacking any files, or dancing a chant around a fire, I fired up phpMyAdmin, went into the table and changed the times manually.
So this is going to be a daily chore for me maintaining this component.
If your server time and Joomla time differ, be ready for this. I read somewhere that this was fixed in an earlier version bit obviously it hasn't.
To the developer:
If the webmaster sets a time in Joomla, they explicitly want to use the time they set. It's part of the Joomla installation process. Please use just that time.
The JComments uses Joomla API's functions to work with date and time. So if you've set correct time in Joomla you'll have correct time in comments.
In older versions (prior JComments 2.1) JComments really had problems with time zone. But this issue has been fixed about year ago and all users who reported about this issue said to me that all fine now. If you've any problems with displaying of time in comments you need to create new topic on our support forum.