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byjking, September 8, 2014
Antispam by CleanTalk
I use JComments 3.0 with this plugin and spam is virtually gone. Since I don't have time to moderate each and every post, I rely on the kcaptcha for guests. I'm here to say that there are real people sending spam to your blog and bypassing the kcaptcha. Before Clean Talk, I got 25 spams a day. Now maybe one squeaks through every 3 months. I get a monthly report on how many were caught, and the developers are open to new suggestions. The tiny amount you pay per year is worth the headache of having to manually catch every spam that people are sending. Forget spambots, now we have to deal with human beings whose full time job is to send spam to as many blogs/websites as they can. Clean Talk gets them all. Extraordinary piece of software!
byjking, September 5, 2014
Contact Enhanced Component
Quite possibly the best contact form for Joomla 1.x-3.x on the market. Whilst the subscription pricing for it seems to be the norm these days, the support you get from Douglas, the owner and lead coder, is extraordinary and well worth the price. Why is it so good? It simply works. It integrates nicely with all the major newsletter sign-up forms, and if you ask for something in particular, Douglas will make it happen. He truly does work to resolve any issues that may arise from the product, or features the product may be lacking. The securimage captcha plugin puts other captcha programs to shame, and it's free with CE. As others have noted, the Component/modules/plugins are worth their weight in gold if you want a reliable way for people to contact you.
byjking, August 30, 2013
comments
Well, after giving SocComments a try and not being happy with its integration with JComments, I decided to download and try Comments. My goal is to find a plugin that will keep JComments in one tab and Discus/Facebook in another. So here's my quick review:
Pros:
• Shows Facebook commenting

Cons:
• Does not show Disqus commenting system instead of JComments. It shows both regardless of what you select.
• Does not utilize tabs as stated in its description.
• Is identical to SocComments plugin parameters (see screenshots of both products) minus one commenting system.
• Shows Facebook commenting system ABOVE JComments even though I specified the ordering to be JComments first, Facebook second.
• Discus shows a large block of advertising called Around the Web and there is no way to turn it off.

The name needs to be changed because it is much to vague and someone is bound to accidentally uninstall the wrong plugin.
byjking, June 6, 2013
PayPal Donations Lite
I'm not sure why it says it's version 2.0 but it's actually 2.0.1 on the download site. We needed something for a club to collect membership dues and this was perfect. Since we collect dues once a year, we were able to set it up to automatically bill members 1x year. The payment module is easy to use, and I had zero issues setting this up. You can even redirect it to your own thank you page or the one built in (that you can also customize). Great component! Keep up the great work.
byjking, March 29, 2013
DirectPHP
I was looking for a replacement for Sourcerer as the plugin kept showing up in Joomla's error log and it was quite expensive for the Pro version. After downloading this, enabling the plugin, I was able to add the PHP date field to Footer (as in Copyright 2013). It also lets you encode forms so you can have a newsletter signup form for say constant contact. Haven't tested it on JS (for google adsense) but I don't think it will be an issue.

Just be sure to insert your code by clicking the HTML editor button (in TinyMCE and JCE) and placing it there. Click save and Voila! Great plugin, great support, and it's free!
byjking, June 18, 2012
JComments
Since I started using this when it first came out, all I can say is that at v2.3 this comment system rocks. Not only is it free, but for an admin, it makes life absolutely a breeze. The report to admin feature is a lifesaver, and the blacklist IP is sorely needed with all the spammers out there. They listened to their customers and gave us exactly what we wanted (and didn't!). Keep up the great work and look forward to the next release.