Many applications are well done but can become abandoned by busy devs whoa re volunteering their time and energies; this is definitey not the case here! I was in a bind and Serge immediately came to my rescue and figured out quickly what my issue was (and it was my own fault, of course). I can't thank him enough for his kindness.
The comments system is one of (if not *the*) best out there with flexible options and integrations with a large number of 3rd party applications out there. Well documented CSS classes allows for tight control of the look and feel, though out of the box it looks great.
I can't imagine using another comments system since installing on a production site, and look forward to whatever features come next!
1. The field for the title of the autolink accepts html and is not stripped; you can use this like I did to make a graphical button rather than just a text link. (e.g. )
2. If you don't want the program to render the feedback links on the front page in autolink mode, you can alter line 41 in the program to remove the frontpage rendering.
But I wouldn't be surprised if the developer added this in as a feature at some point. I worked with him on a couple of bugs and he was extremely receptive to addressing any issues and trying to make the plugin work even better.
A really friendly guy, a great program and it's FREE! What more could you ask for, download it already!
Thank you so much.
I really appreciate this review.
21 megs isn't a component, it's a stand alone program. And that's how this should have been packaged. Just like SMF and phpBB, this should have been packaged as a stand alone installation with a BRIDGE. I spent HOURS trying to get this thing to install following every thread I could read with no real results. And because the password on the demo site is not the one listed, I STILL have no idea what it even looks like.
To have a developer suggest that you "consult a professional to install" it (actually in one of the threads!) is counter intuitive - the largest demogrpahic of Joomla is people without extensive programming, PHOP and MySQL knowledge. Furthermore the target audience, non profits, are trying to do everything they can to AVOID such an extra expense. Many aspects, especially front end access, feel like 'hacks' instead of councious efforts to work in the Joomla framework.
I *am* a consultant and I've never had to give up on an install until CiviCRM. I hope they'll separate the app from the bridge and give each the attention they deserve because it seems like if you are lucky enough to get it to work, it's got an excellent feature set.
I'm moving onto trying others and keep hoping they'l work these things out. You shouldn't have to hack your config files and php.ini to get a real Joomla component to work.