The Kunena Discuss plug-in enables you to add comments functionality to your website. Users can comment on any section, category, or article just like any commenting system, but user comments and discussions are stored in your Kunena forum (though displayed on your articles). Now you can have all of your user discussion in one place.
You can see the discussion plug-in live at http://www.kunena.org/blog
-Topics are created automatically when you comment on an article.
-You can select permission levels, age of article and other perameters to control article creation.
-Even if you don't want to use the forums by themselves this plugin allows you to have a place to manage and control comments to the content on your site.
Thank you to the developers for this plug-in, and I look forward to contributing some more options in the near future.
1. install or upgrade to 1.7 kunena if possible
2. create a new category for every category for joomla articles just for the comments. ex - i have the following categories design 1 art 2 music 3 net 4 site 5 for my articles. so to have comments for all my article categories, i created categories in kunena discuss and used the mapping feature in the discuss plugin parameter settings. i created design feedback 6 art feedback 7 music feedback 8 net feedback 9 and site feedback 10. my mapping field looks like this: 5,10;1,6;2,7;3,8;4,9
3. YOU MUST PUBLISH THE COMMENT FORUMS in kunena or you will get a -load- you do not have permission even if you are a superdooper user!
4. here is how to fill out the rest:
Limit Posts - enter how many posts you want to see.
how you want your posts to behave:
Show on Front
Show on Blog
Show on Other Pages
Enable Quick Reply
Quick Reply Location
Allow Custom Topics allow users you choose to create custom topics
Create Topic on the day you created it or last post made
Topic Must Start Within set this to 12 months to get it to show up. you have to choose a long enough time that will include all the articles in it.
Topic is Closed After when topic closes
Close Time Counted from when you created or posted last within the time above.
Content in First
Topic Owner leave this blank to use the author or if you chose the NO CUSTOM post option, put a user to serve as a default id when creating new topics.
Category Mapping explained in step 2
Default Forum Category is a kunena forum category of you choice. put an id of that forum here if you want to put all your discussions that dont have a home in this category.
Allowed Content Categories there has to be a number in the above field for this one to work. YOU MUST ENTER 0 to allow all categories. if you leave this blank, you are not going to define any categories.
Denied Content Categories - excluded categories
Show Debug Information this information is useless keep it off.
Debug User IDs see above
you know you have to have comments on your articles. this works and is def compatible with the latest joomla 1.7 and kunena. thank you deeply for this extension. beautiful and free!
Create a forum for your comments (I called mine Comments). Set the permissions to either public or registered. Don't forget to publish the forum after it is created.
Kunena Discuss Settings:
Allow Custom Topics: No
Topic Owner: (use the id of the admin)
Default Forum Catagory: (use the id of the Comments forum)
Allowed Content Catagories: 0 (all comments go to the comments forum)
You can map each catagory to a different forum if you want too, but I didn't need it for this.
I highly recommend this plugin as comments are not standard in Joomla.
I mostly was looking for a comment system to work with HWDvideoShare & HWDphotoShare not so much articles and this is mostly for articles it seems to get it to work in HWD it needs code edits still and I was hoping to get away from doing many code edits in J16+.
I would advise new users to turn on the "Show Debug Information" option in the plug-ins settings when setting it up took me about 2 minutes to get it working once I turned that on.
Also be mindful of the "Topic Must Start Within" option if this isn't set long enough older articles won't be allowed to create forum post based off your chosen method "First Reply / First Visit"
I'll favorite it and check back later on, If you guys get it working with HWD Video & Photo Share without the need for code edits I'll install it again as I like the forum integration idea.
If your looking for article only commenting though it's perfectly fine with Kunena on J16.
I am a big fan of the Kunena Forum plugin and it has worked extremely well, and I think Discuss could be a great addition when it achieves maturity.
my 2cents, kunena team work always hard to keep kunena to the top, very good but team have to think that there is a lot of users who have to do maintenance and upgrade from previous version to new one, and they should assure the maximum of backward compatibility, this is also the purpose of a good extension.
Yes, for years before Kunena, there was a "discuss bot" hack for Fireboard that gave almost the same functionality. But, actually, the Kunena Discuss plug-in is rewritten for Kunena and it *does* import data from the older hacks to Fireboard.
If you need help with importing your data, we're happy to help you. Just post in the Kunena Discuss section of our forum (I see you are registered, but haven't asked for help yet):
Hopefully, we can help you out!
Our apologies for the missing link. We have updated the download site and added the Extensions and Modules link to it. In general you can find all our work on joomlacode.org - http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/kunena/frs/ - Hope this helps!
Cheers Josh Lewis.