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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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2010-02-12
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.
AIL
2010-01-30
Reviews: 24
This is really very good application, many compliments indeed. Very easy to install and to understand how it works. Its layout is also simple and elegant as largely rich. Said this let me point out a couple of things

1) when writing an article and breaking it in two parts with a "read more" button, the "Add Comments" link appear at the end of the first part of the article (I mean the introductory article), I thinks is more logical and would be better if it appeared at the end of the article (the second part) after clicking the "read more" button. Instead it is not possible.

2) When adding the "Add Comments" button the "read more" button loses it ccs style. This is not nice!

3) Finally. This is just a request/suggestion: How is it possible to add a BBCode for (Sharing with )FaceBook as it is for Google, Wiki and YouTube.
Tony
2010-01-30
Reviews: 3
Excellent piece of code!

Easy to use,configure,etc.
Run amazingly smooth (very lightweight)

Highly recommendable.
2010-01-25
Reviews: 1
Took a bit of time to understand what I was doing and realise that I had to download both the module and the components, but after that it was perfect. Maybe the developer could provide clearer instructions. Apart from that it was excellent. Thank you
2010-01-24
Reviews: 2
I choose components mostly based on how well they are supported. Will I have a source of all the help I need now and in the future?

The support for this component is great. I found all I needed to install, configure, customize, and integrate this with all the systems on my site. That rocks!
2010-01-16
Reviews: 7
I think they have done a great job with the visual of the comment list. I think the form should still be styled with some css though to match your comment lists.

Just like other users i am having huge problems changing the language.ini file for english, you should be able to change the en language file and be done, but fhe form headers do not change when you adjust the language file! In the end i just removed the jtext and added my own. Backend hack but at least it is what i want.
2010-01-07
Reviews: 4
This is undoubtedly the best commenting system in Joomla. I was using this on three sites.

Unfortunately I have had to remove it from ALL my sites because of a very very strange issue with Internet Explorer.

The problem is NOT with this beautiful extension but with IE - Because of IE I had to remove this extension I feel sad to have removed it .

The problem on IE is that you get an "Operation Aborted , internet explorer can not load this page" message. IE SUKs!

However on visiting the developers forum I see that the developer is trying very hard to give excellent support to every body - Good Job There.

But if you are using multiple templates like my sites do then you may find it very difficult go get a sensible work around the IE problem.

The day IE dies I will be using this on all my sites again.

Congratulations to the developer - You have an excellent component here. You support is timely , prompt and you find solutions.

Thank you.

The unfortunately developers site does not have a "Support " Link because I am very keen to support this product.

Thank You Again. Happy New Year
vivi

Though I have had to remove this component I still give you 5 stars.
Owner's reply

I am very sorry that you had to remove JComments. Indeed, with some Joomla templates, this problem happens with IE. And I have no universal solution at this moment. But let's try to solve the problem with your template? Contact me at the forum and send me a copy of your template, and I will try to find the cause of this error.

2010-01-06
Reviews: 13
I have an old Joomla 1.0.x site with EasyComments installed as article comment extension. The EasyComments guys stopped developing it and removed the downloads as well.

I was browsing the JED and found JComments. I copied from my old Joomla 1.0.x database the EasyComments tables to the Joomla 1.5.x database and made an import in JComments. Voila I had my already lost comments back on my new site!!! And this in only 20 minutes....

Great extension!!!!!!!!!
2010-01-06
Reviews: 1
Simply excellent. Easy installation, anda very easy to configure.

And now with my own participation translating it to Portuguese (pt-PT).

Check the official forum.
2010-01-06
Reviews: 1
It is the best comment system that anyone could dream of.

It not only has all the possible features someone can possibly need, but also it is very easy to use.

I can't understand how is possible such a tool is free, I strongly doubt that any commercial alternative could be any better.

Support is amazing too. I had a problem due to a mistake I committed while working with the databases, I posted in the forum, and within the day the author of the application himself managed to explain me how to solve it.
2010-01-01
Reviews: 2
As a newbie I found Jcomments one of the easiest install but yet a professional interface and features. I tried a few others but this one is the best.
2010-01-01
Reviews: 4
It is not often that a Joomla! component comes along and is so close to perfection that it captures your affection as decisively as this one.

It does what it promises to do, bugs-free, fast, comprehensible. It leaves little else to desire. Well, IP-blocking is on my list, but it's in the works.

Kind as it is to users,it's greater attraction may be to administrators and developers: it will import comments from just about anything and it will use any avatar under the sun. The list of supported components is a mile long. Excellent team-player of a component!

I'll think of getting "I heart JComments" bumper sticker for my car.
2009-12-29
Reviews: 1
Strange to find a Comment system with this quality for free. Excellent work. Thank you Guys.
2009-12-29
Reviews: 2
There was only one thing preventing me from giving 5 stars' and it wouldn't matter to 95% of the people anyhow.
Well, the thing is, that the comment system does not support RTL languages. Normally I wouldn't even bother commenting about it, but since this addon is supposedly "multi language" I fealt I should write it to warn other people.
Luckily' it is really easy to convert the css file to RTL, took me 2 minuets or so. If anyone would like the RTL adjusted css file, contact me on: liquid@long.co.il and I will be happy to give it.
I believe the developers could easily overcome this (and hopefully will in later versions) by either connecting to the site aligning definitions or by adding an option to the backend for selecting RTL.

Anyhow, like I said- a great add on, better than other commenting addons IMHO. If I will have the time I may do a complete translation, but it probobly won't be anytime soon :)
Owner's reply

Unfortunately, I do not know any of the RTL-languages, and therefore not entirely familiar with the situation. If you can advise me and explain that you need to add a component - I will make the necessary changes. Contact me at the forum and let's make the component even better!

2009-12-28
Reviews: 1
It's free, easy to set up, easy to configure, easy to work with and easily customizable! What more do you want?

Go get this extension, your site will only benefit from it.
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