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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.