Top 10 extensions for JComments

Top 10 extensions for JComments

By Eugene Sivokon Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Many of webmasters choose JComments component as one of the most suitable comment systems for Joomla. The secret of the popularity is its ease. Clean code and structure, full compatibility with both J2.5 and 3.x series, MVC model, basic features and integration with many 3rd party extensions allow to release simple comments in a short time. So, core features are good, but what about additional functional? It can be released through standard modules and 3rd party extensions that has been written by other developers.

Let’s make a little tour of existing JComments extensions that might be useful in site development.

JComments Most Commented

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Free

Front-end module that displays list of most commented articles or even component objects (from 3rd party extensions that are integrated with JComments). It’s possible to change tracking comments time via back-end param.

JComments Latest Backend

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Free

A must-have plugin providing avatars support from popular components like JomSocial, Community Builder, Kunena, K2 and many other (huge list!). It’s possible to use Gravatar too. Avatars will be displayed in feed of comments (flat or tree mode). To use it correctly, you must choose from which extension avatars should be used, then enable plugin and enable “Display Avatars” param in JComments configuration.

JComments Latest Backend

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Free

This module can be useful for administrators since it displays a list of the latest comments in back-end dashboard. It might be useful if comments are under moderation and you need to verify it first.

JComments Social Login

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Free

If you’re going to implement site authentication via social profiles - SLogin component is the best solution. This free plugin provides easy integration of SLogin in JComments component. Here is an overview article about social authorization.

K2 JComments

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Free

Are you bored with the standard K2 comment system? This plugin enables JComments into K2 articles.

JComments AutoSubscribe

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Free

In some cases that’s useful for the authors of the articles to get auto subscription on comments feed of their article. Authors might be subscribed automatically if any first comment appears. A good add-on for sites of portal type.

JComments Zoo integration

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Free

Those who are using ZOO CCK for building websites, will appreciate a plugin allowing to include JComments into ZOO content. This free plugin might be useful if you don’t want to create special element manually.

JComments Mobile Joomla Extension

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Commercial

Add-on for Mobile Joomla component provides correct displaying of JComments component in mobile devices. It can be useful if you’re using Mobile Joomla.

JComments Slogin Repost

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Commercial

Social authentication has become very popular nowadays and there is such a solution for Joomla called SLogin allowing to log in the website via social profiles. This commercial plugin provides full integration of SLogin in JComments. It costs just €10. The plugin may also do repost comment in social network.

JComments Wall

Compatibility: Joomla 3.x, 2.5
Type: Commercial

Stylish module grouping comments in wall mode. It’s possible to use custom styles and layouts for module and manage module’s look through own template. It’s possible to set up columns and grids along with scrolling and Fade-in / out effects. Mootools is required. As a result you may get comments organized as a slideshow or slider.

Now you’ve got a basic information about useful free and commercial JComments add-ons. If you’re using this component for organizing comments on the website, you may also try our JComments templates that will turn comments into professional look and design with Mobile friendly layout.

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Eugene Sivokon

Executive manager, web developer, and Joomla enthusiast! He has been a part of and worked in many of the major web development roles over his 11 years, taking on various projects. Personal site: eugenesivokon.com