- 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
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.
I posted my problem on their support site, the response was very good.
I'm happy that I am using this extension.
I would like to suggest them to use PayPal for donation since I don't like to use my cell phone for money transfer.
Thank you for your review! Unfortunatelly PayPal does not allow to recieve payments in Ukraine. So I can not accept donations via PayPal.
I tried an upgrade, but that didn't work.
So I've posted a 'bug report' on their forum, and I have been helped very, very well. The problem was not JComments but another app.
I am a very satisfied user again, not only for the functionality but also because of the support via their homepage/forum!
We've purchased a number of commercial comment systems in the past but this one made us feel like we should have asked for our money back. No joke.
The only tweaking necessary was to match a dark themed site and thanks to the fine code work, had no trouble finding anything.
We'll tinker with this for awhile and if we can find something that needs improving, we won't hesitate but all looks good so far.
Superb job Serge and thanks!
Thank you for this suggestion! I am agree that this would be useful feature. Could you make request for it in our forum? And describe please how it must work (fully disable displaying of comments or only disable adding new comments).
By default JComments replaces Joomla's readmore link with it's own but you could disable this via Content-JComments parameters and use Joomla's readmore style. Also you could set CSS class for the readmore link and it will display as Joomla's one (for that you need to use 'readon' class instead of 'readmore-link').
The features are more than sufficient and works perfectly.
The design is elegant and customizable.
I request the team to make options for translating dates also.
All the very best to the Jcomments team. :)
And another outstanding fact is that the team is Russian. I'am Russian myself and I'm proud to see the excellence of Joomlatune team. Truly talented, energetic, workaholic, self-sacrificing, with a solid sense of style and intuition. This is what REAL component development is all about. Hats off! Keep up good work!