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Editor's Note
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The JComments is a powerful and easy to use AJAX based comment system for Joomla with flexible ACL, smiles, BBCodes and avatars support. Working on this release took extra eight months, all this effort was spent to make the component more stable and usable. Considerable time was allotted for code optimization and improved compatibility to third-party extensions.

Features
* Advanced ACL system
* Antispam (CAPTCHA) and flood protection
* Multilanguage support (more then 20 languages)
* Smiles & BBCode support
* Avatars
* 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

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2010-03-18
Reviews: 1
This extension is very useful for me and it works perfect. I have one small remark: I use it in Dutch and there are some mistakes in the language in the front end.
2010-03-16
Reviews: 1
This is a great comment component but it does not work with jre cache. i have posted many support request but did not get any help so far. But given that it is free component and still very good, i am thankful to developer. I just wish that support is little better.
zxs
2010-03-14
Reviews: 3
Plugin could be better, if there will be option changing path to smileys folder and fields for descriptions to each smile (for 'title' attribute).
2010-03-12
Reviews: 3
This extension is very useful and is working!
I was unable to get it working at first as the template was created with Artisteer...
Make sure you add a line of code in the template you are working with...

article->event->afterDisplayContent; ?>

in file /templates/templatename/html/com_content/article/default.php
2010-03-10
Reviews: 2
JComments is a good extension though it has some minor css problems in IE8 - I am not sure if the problem lies within the template or not but I have tried three from rocket theme and the problem remained.

The captcha images with the letters are to difficult to read and I have not found any tutorial how to for example force it to have only number or capital letters. Maybe someone knows where to find this.

Thanks!
Owner's reply

You can change the character set used in the CAPTCHA in the configuration file (/components/com_jcomments/libraries/kcaptcha/kcaptcha_config.php). But it will reduce the resistance of CAPTCHA image to OCR.

2010-03-09
Reviews: 3
I don't want to turn this into a "support" thread, but I just felt I needed to respond to the comment that this extension "does not work with IE8". I tested it and from my system it is working fine.

My evaluation is this is a really NICE extension.

I have a template that is white on back with some colored highlights for some tags. I had to go and manually modify the components default css the "kapatcha" config.php and use my image editor to create some new corner images. Some users might find this a bit harder to do then others.

I wouldn't want to see development take away from the beautiful simplicity of this extension, so maybe some other layouts besides the default would be helpful?

Thanks for the really well written extension!
2010-03-08
Reviews: 1
I hesitated before installing JComments because of a prior review that said it didn't work with IE8. But I decided to give JComments a try, anyway, and am very glad that I did. It works just fine with IE8 and Firefox on my site. I assume the problem might be with a specific Joomla template or type of template, but I tried it with a couple different templates without a problem. The component was easy to install and set up, with all the options I needed. It looks as good or better than any other system I have tried.
2010-03-05
Reviews: 2
Fit into any templates. Also I found a good Arabic translation for it.
Compare to other, it's the best.
Its look like WordPress comment form.
2010-03-02
Reviews: 3
First of all I would like to say how fantastic this extension is and how glad I was to have it on my website - until these problems with the f**ing Internet Explorer showed up. All the pages where this component was activated coulnd´nt be seen with IE (with Firefox all was perfect!!!). I tried with an IE-Compatibility Plugin, but that couldn´t help either. So I had to deinstall this nearly perfect extension and hope to find it anytime compatible with IE. I hope at least!!!
Greetings Susanne
2010-03-01
Reviews: 1
I bought a licensed version of another comment component (chronocomment) but had couple of issues, which remained unsolved even after posting on their forum, writing mail and waiting for 6 months. I looked for alternative and since jcomments allow import from chronocomments, I opted for it. The installation was breeze.
I had one problem though: After installing jcomments, it worked fine for a week and one day all my comment username (front end)/e-mails (back end) fields were deleted. I posted on their forum and got reply right away. Next I had pagination issues, and I got quick solution. For a free extension, I did not expected this kind of support. Featurewise this is a great component and with excellent support, I would rate this Excellent. Keep it up !
2010-02-28
Reviews: 3
Thanks for great component! Wait for new templates and functions.
2010-02-23
Reviews: 1
Installed and configured in under 30 minutes. This comments module is really nice.

Pro:
Super Easy to Install
Look/Feel Awesome

Con:
Lacks the ability to flag or report spam comments

Conclusion:
It is really hard to decide between this module and the Facebook comment. I wish there is a way to incorporate Facebook Connect with this module and it will be the "awesomest" available.
2010-02-21
Reviews: 10
I noticed RT started using JComments in their themes and it seems it's just gone gangbusters. Awesome - love it. Works great and integrates extremely well.
2010-02-19
Reviews: 2
More than I expected. Download, install and use. More function then I expected. Good work guys!
2010-02-12
Reviews: 5
I tried this extension and I was like, WOW! It totally rocks. Never have I found an extension with so much user friendly, intuitive functionality built in and it looks great too. Who would believe something so well built and well thought out could be free. Unbelievable.

My only complaint is that I cannot get any help in the support forum. I even hinted that I would pay for this worthy extension if I could get some support. So far it has been three weeks since my initial contact with a forum moderator and I haven't heard a peep. But even with the technical issues I'm having with this software, it's still unbeatable in pretty much every category. Had it not been for the lack of support, I would've easily given it five stars. Hats off to the developer. Try it; you'll like it.
Owner's reply

Excuse me, but I check now private messages during January-February 2010 and did not find any posts with no response. I'm very sorry that you could not find the answer in our forum. Contact me via private messages and I will try to help you.

2010-02-12
Reviews: 1
Installation and functionality worked excellent. ==> 5 Stars for you.
2010-02-11
Reviews: 2
Is a wonderful extension!!! I really love it!
Great work! Thanks!
2010-02-11
Reviews: 6
Does exactly what it says out of the Box. I was up and running within *****3 minutes******. The only reason it took even this long because I was typing in {jcomments on} at the bottom of editor. I did not know and did not read the documentation to know that it placed a button below the editor screen to turn it on and off. Really, for a FREE system and for as much functionality as this component provides you CAN'T go wrong. To the developer(s), at BIG THANK YOU! 20 STARS !!!!!
2010-02-05
Reviews: 1
Impressive! 15-minutes after realizing I needed to add comment functionality to some sections of gakushuu.org I had full-featured comments feature seemlessly integrated into the site. Installation was easy, took about 30-seconds from click to test. A rich setup feature allows complete customizing of the comments feature. One of my favorite features is that jcomments is not automatically applied to all articles, but that I can select the specific sections in which I want reader comments. In short, full-featured, seemless integration, easy to install, set-up and use. Another benefit: commercial-grade features at open source cost. Keep up the excellent work. You have my vote.
2010-02-04
Reviews: 1
I've had a lot of trouble with this plug-in and I've come back to it many times and tried many versions of it. I've had to remove it and reinstall it several times on several websites before I ever got it to a workable state. It's been quite a taxing journey for me but at the end of the day I must say I'm extremely happy with the results. This newest version has an even more user friendly back end and delivers what it promises - and IMO it's the best comment solution out there for Joomla. If you do end up in a pickle - stick to it - when you do finally get it set and done you'll have a top notch solution for your commenting needs.
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