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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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2009-12-27
Reviews: 4
From 'Fair' to ' Very Poor' is a big step ...but a fair rating would be an over-rating on this point.

Its simple and works well but I would say one massive minus point is that comments are separated and only visible in the site language they are input in. Nightmare for users swapping languages to see what everyone said!
So if someone viewing the site in German makes a comment it cannot be seen by someone viewing the site in English ... this may simply be caused by browser settings.
There is no admin setting for this at this time and when I posted a message on the developers forum there was no comment - just a link to an article to manually add tables and values to the database.
A simple note explaining the current situation on this wouldve made a big difference... will an admin fix be available in an upgrade, or left like it is ... view this link and do it yourself with phpmyadmin?

For that poor response this review is justified.
2009-12-22
Reviews: 2
I were waiting for such a component like this. I've been using the yvComments and it was very nice but lack of features only available in paid components.

Thanks to JComments now I have the best and for free.

Just one issue, the "Show latest" doesn't show the latest of all my comments and I can't figure it out how to fix it. Searched in forums and there is a question about it from Azmandius but without an answer.

It'll be just perfect with this issue fixed and I think you'll fix it so there are my 5 stars.

Keep it up guys.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your feedback. I looked through forum but could not find some reason the message from the user Azmandius. Please contact me via PM on the forum and I will try to help you with this problem.

2009-12-17
Reviews: 4
Great component, probably the best commenting system for Joomla! And on top of that is free too :)

Many thanks to the devs, I already wrote a greek translation for the component.

Keep up the good work!
2009-12-11
Reviews: 4
Hi, just wanna tell you that your extension is just PERFECT.
I can't find right words to explain what i think about it. But still have a little problem. I'm using it on both joomla 1.0 and joomla 1.5, but i can't find the way to publish the number of comments per articles..
Can u help me handle this?
Thank U
Owner's reply

Please go to our support forum and post your problem description. I'll try to help you.

2009-12-11
Reviews: 1
Just 15 minutes from now I first ever heard of it, I already installed it, checked the configuration options (VERY easy to understand!), and everything is runing preatty well!!!

Fine work! I am amazed of the fact that such a quality product isn't already been charged!
I'm for sure making a donation once the client pays us!
2009-12-11
Reviews: 3
Its perfect, but if there was an option that disables the comments on specific articles, it would have been muck better.

Best regards
Owner's reply

Yes, you could use tag {jcomments off} to disable the comments on specific article even if comments are enabled for this article's category.

2009-12-06
Reviews: 1
This is an easy to use extension that I was able to have up and running in only a few minutes. This looks good on my website and with captcha should reduce spam. I like the fact that I can enable comments by category, and turn comments on or off by article. The settings seem to be comprehensive and adaptable for any use.
2009-12-04
Reviews: 1
I found the component averagely good, but not really excellent.
The code doesn't really follow the MVC pattern but this is not the point.

Soorry but I find really silly that the javascript is loaded everytime, even if in the sections in which commenting is disabled.

I find strange then that the comments are injected in the page with javascript rather than being a part of the xhtml.
What about accessibility?

Last thing, i find the publish/unpublish mecchanism from frontend really tricky when i tried to change its look.

I think instead of planning to add new functionalities (useful for who?) you should concentrate in improving the code, performance and making accessible what you already have done.

PS: regarding accessibility have a think about an audio captcha.
Owner's reply

1. This component was developed and at this supports both Joomla 1.0 and Joomla 1.5. Because Joomla 1.0 didn't support MVC I have use my own implementation of templates... However in current implementation the templates they are fully separated from code. And you also can overload JComments template in your Joomla's template. In nearest time I'm going to stop supporting Joomla 1.0 and begin using Joomla 1.5 MVC implementation. I think it would be more correct and more productively.

2. The comments are injected in the page with JavaScript only if caching activated in Joomla. This is anti-cache trick but it could be disabled.

3. I don't understand what problems have you got with changing look of these buttons.

4. If you've any suggestions about improvement code and performance - please go to our forum and post them in appropriate forum section.

Thank you for your criticism, but do not forget that is always easier to criticize than to do something ;) Visit us on the forum and let's discuss how to make this component better.

2009-12-03
Reviews: 2
I have never - in all my years on the web - seen such a beautiful commenting system. Not on any platform, let alone Joomla. The ajax-y nature of posting is simply sublime. The setup options are plentiful and satisfying and the entire experience utterly professional. This is my new favourite extension, by far.
2009-12-03
Reviews: 36
makes site beautiful and improves user experience; simple to set up and easy to install, lot of features
2009-12-02
Reviews: 1
I was looking around for a comments component for my sites requirements. I came across this little wonder and can only say I am delighted with it. Very easy to install and set up. Many thanks.
2009-12-01
Reviews: 2
It took about two days to weed through all the other free Comment-type extensions to find this one - and when I did, my whole world lit up. This was very easy to install and set up. I really like the way it manages what articles do or don't get comments. The user interface on the front-end is clean and uncluttered, which was a key issue for me. The back-end did not make me feel like an idiot with very helpful separation of topics. Highly recommended. Great work!
2009-11-27
Reviews: 6
JComments Rocks! It was so simple to customise to each article or page that I want comments to be on. I love how easy it is to view the comments to make sure content is related and one click deletion if it's not appropriate. This is so user friendly. Thanks a lot for this component!
2009-11-26
Reviews: 2
Downloaded JComments 2.1.0.0 - This amazing Component is only 610KB (compressed).

Installation process is Smooth and Display a list of stuff completed successfully.

Installation automatically install 3 Plug-ins and again amazingly they are automatically published and ready to use.

Just imagine how much time the developer tried to save. Think if you have to install all the plugins and then you have to enable them Searching from 100's other plug in list.

Just Excellent!
Please keep up the good work.
2009-11-24
Reviews: 1
I downloaded the extension for a class project and I was very happy with it. It was extremely easy to install. I had it set up and used it within a few minutes. There are a multitude of options to chose from for users and webmasters. Plus, it looks great on my website. Thanks. Kelli
2009-11-23
Reviews: 4
Simply put: wow.

This is one component where the old adage no longer hold: you actually get more than you pay for!

While I paid $30 or $40 for Jomcomment, I have supplanted the commercial comment system for this open source soluton that works flawlessly.

I would argue that 1.) It's more powerful 2.) Easier to customize and style the template 3.) Cleaner close 4.) Integrates with K2 5.) Free :)

I feel like an idiot not having used it earlier, but with my "subscription" running out on that other component, I took a look at a bunch of alternatives and JComment leads the pack...hands down.

My website is listed in the Joomla showcase, so if you want to see it in action styled quite differently than the demo, take a look. I won't spam the JED with a link. ;)
2009-11-20
Reviews: 1
I can only say Excellent. I works 1A+++ and the support is 1A+++!
2009-11-20
Reviews: 1
Thank you so much for this great component! Easy to install, and very intuitive to use. Love how I can set which categories/sections I want to use it on, and basically set up all the rules on how I want it to run! I.e. allow/deny guests to post comments, allow/deny users to edit.delete their comments, etc. Highly recommended even for beginners... So far, can't find anything to complain at all about it... Great job guys!!
2009-11-20
Reviews: 1
the best extension that I have seen. It has almost everything you can imagine for comments component, and a little more)
2009-11-19
Reviews: 4
This is the best commenting-system I know!
Well, there is one thing that I don't like (5 stars anyway): the captcha pictures are most times VERY VERY hard to read. Sometimes you have to reload up to 5 times to get a picture that is human readable. And the explanation how to do this is missing: If you can't read the picture, click reload (several times).
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