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yvComment is native Joomla! 2.5 (and Joomla! 1.5 - 1.7 - download older packages!) Commenting solution, it is well documented and free.
It has two required parts (i.e., extensions): component + plugin. It also has a lot of optional extensions, including Module, Community Builder plugin, Content Subscription plugin and 35 Language packs, so the resulting solution may be very simple or more complex - it's up to you.
yvComment supports Captcha (secret word) extensions, Smileys, BBCodes, WYSIWYG editor, Community Builder, JNews and many content plugins and tools designed to work with Articles of Joomla! (e.g. GeSHi). yvComment allows users to add Comments to Articles (and optionally Comments to Comments also). Comments may be stored in the same database table used by content (where they are treated as a special type of Article), or in their own table. (Read more on the Homepage).

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Replying to the Editor's note above: This extension does NOT have any hidden links. It does have the only visible link of the form: "yvComment v.X.XX", which appears below the list of comments. The link leads to the yvComment's Home page. This behavior is exactly the same as of Joomla!'s core: look at the bottom of the page in built-in Joomla! templates!
BTW that yvComment's Home page hasn't had ANY advertisements in the previous 6 years ;-)

July 2013 v.2.1.1
1. Fixed: Layout setting doesn't work in Joomla! v.2.5
2. Hungarian translation updated.

Now I have been using this component for more then half-year and I should say that it's the most powerful and customizable one between all comments solutions. Absolutely must have for anyone, who use the comment option in their Joomla sites!


Posted on 31 March 2012

Im not sure why everyone says its hard to do, yes the instructions seem overwhelming at first, but its because he covered everything possible. I read maybe the first line of a couple of sections and I was up and really didnt even need that, the plugin is self explanitory, what helped was the first bit about the make a comment section. Which is what I was looking for. Excellent, small component, plugin! Thank you

Most extensions now-a-days are "plug and play". While this one does work, it most definitely isn't plug and play.

Take a peek at the open-source forum (1700+ posts) about this product and j1.5. You will see it has given a few people headaches.

Personally, nothing worked right off the bat, but digging around for awhile got me to get it in working order. In my opinion, the whole extension is overthought and doesn't need to be that complicated. The developer responds well and it is good to see a lively extension such as this, but don't expect to extract and publish a couple of plugins and expect it to work.

Owner's reply: The short explanation of why yvComment is not "plug and play" from Your point of view is this:
yvComment is tightly coupled with Joomla core hence it depends on many setting of Joomla core, e.g. related to User permissions/access levels, Category for Comments etc. This is why you have to read documentation, understand Joomla AND set that necessary Joomla core settings to have yvComment work properly at your site.
BTW, I always have feelings similar to yours when I'm installing CB - one of the most popular Joomla extensions...

Free with trick

Posted on 01 November 2011

I can say is good or very good I really test and I start think is good but the end I get the captcha.

You need to use in Joomla 1.7 teh Keycaptcha is not free . That means also your web have delays reading the keycaptcha server is never google recaptcha.

I am interest in speed and functionality but I no get that with that component

Owner's reply: Yes, now Keycaptcha is the only option for Joomla 1.6-1.7. The "trick" is simple: their team was the only one to collaborate with me on the subject; other earlier compatible captchas were not updated for Joomla 1.6...
We are lucky Joomla 2.5 will have Captcha support in a core. I will definitely allow yvComment to use that core Captcha plugin.

CB issue

Posted on 19 October 2011

This plugin is working great, great job man.

i have one issue using it, maybe i didn't set up parameters right, the thing is when a user log in via CB he cannot comment, i have to assign user to Author group manually to make him able to comment, there's any possibility to make all registered users in CB to comment without i manually assign them to Author group? or there's a possibility to make all registered users in CB to be automatically in Author group?

Hope to get an answer quickly

Thanks again


Posted on 28 September 2011

Though it's required a lot of reading before installation, the component is great, and the author is very cooperative! Thanks for smilies :)

Thanks, the extension is great, just a little trouble at the beginning basically because I didn't read all the instructions. I suggest to read first all the instructions.

Thanks for the extensions

I have been looking for an extension in 1.6 that would just work the way it is supposed to. Tried all of them. At first I was a little leery since this is Alpha but once installed I was quite pleased. After putting it through its paces I actually put it on an active site.

One little problem, I tried to dis-allow the uncategorised category in the module and got some sort of mysqli error. Small problem but this is an Alpha.

Keep up the good work.

I was truly happy to finally see a free article commenting component for joomla 1.6.

1 problem though I can't seem to find: I first installed it on my test server before going live and worked like a charm. But when I finally installed it on my live website and transfered the styling pages it works except for the "amount of comments" on the frontpage (featured articles). Although its an almost exact copy it doesnt show (it set to "below article" and "afterDisplayContent" is shown in the code)

Owner's reply: Thanks Muts for testing this "Alpha" version of yvComment for Joomla! v.1.6
As I see from your report yvComment package is ready to be called "Beta".
And as usial: please post your problem reports to the yvComment's Support forum thread. The JED is NOT for resolving any issues ;-)


Posted on 15 February 2011

I have not been a Joomla! user long, but i have tried my fair share in other commenting components, and nothing compares to yvComment. The tool itself is excellent and the support on this was superb! They even helped out with a technical issue that was not even really related to them and explained in detail how to fix it and what the issue might be. I can't imagine using something else :D



Free | Coding & Scripts Integration | Yuri Volkov
13 reviews
yvBBCode is a BBCode extension for Joomla! 2.5 (for Joomla! 1.5 use yvBBCode v.1.XX). It may replace BBCodes with HTML markup: - on the whole page (so, you may use BBCodes everywhere, even in the places, where Joomla! natively allows plain text only), - or only in your Articles (working as content plugin), - or it may be used by any Joomla! extension to provide "BBCode buttons" for editor and replace BBCodes with HTML markup in text, generated by this extension (as an example, it is integrated into yvComment extension already). The extension is customizable, so you may choose, what subset of BBCodes to use, what images are used for buttons etc. Read detailed information on the Homepage.


Free | Miscellaneous | Yuri Volkov
8 reviews
yvSmiley is a Smiley (Emoticon) extension for Joomla! 2.5 (for Joomla! 1.5 use yvSmiley v.1.XX). It may show smileys on the whole page (so, you will have smileys everywhere) or in your Articles only (working as content plugin), or it may be used by any Joomla! extension (as an example, it is integrated into yvComment extension already). yvSmiley ships with two ready to use "Smiley sets" (from TinyMCE and phpBB), that you may customize, and it also supports aMSN (Alvaro's Messenger) skins, so you may choose from many existing "Smiley sets" and use them without any modification. (Read more on the Homepage...)


Free | SEF | Yuri Volkov
5 reviews
yvTransliterate is Transliteration plugin for Joomla!. The plugin transliterates article aliases and aliases of other elements of Joomla! site interface (menu items, sections, categories...), that are used in Search engine optimization (SEO) for creation of Search engine friendly (SEF) slugs (URLs). For transliteration of the alias of the Article, it takes into account "Content Language" of the Article (stored in metadata of the Article). And it may also be used by (integrated in) any other Joomla! extension to transliterate text strings. Language packs are supported: they contain transliterations for additional languages. v.2.1. February 2013: Updated to support Joomla! 2.5. (Please download yvTransliterate v.2.0.x of packages for Joomla! 1.6 - 1.7) v.2.0. March 2011: Updated to support Joomla! 1.6. (Please download yvTransliterate v.1.xx of packages for Joomla! 1.5) What's new in v.1.2.0: 1. yvTranliterate code moved to SVN repository, see 2. Debugging was greatly improved 3. 'Default content language' option was added. If the value of this option was not selected, the language defaults to current Language of User interface. What's new in v.1.1: 1. Added another 'hook' into Joomla! core: parameter 'Extend JLanguage class'. Now yvTransliterate may transliterate not only aliases of Articles (or comments in a case of yvComment), but aliases of other elements of Joomla! site interface also: menu items, sections, categories... in fact, yvTransliterate works in every place, where Joomla! core called JLanguage::transliterate method. 2. Two new translations were added since previous release, see them at JoomlaCode: Czech (Thanks to Muskwa). Ukrainian (Thanks to Ary Group).


Yuri Volkov
Last updated:
Feb 14 2015
Date added:
May 03 2007
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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