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Need free comment form

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:09 pm
by Kerrith
I'm changing one of our webs from ExpressionsWeb4 to Joomla. I need a free comment form at the bottom of each page of a free tutorial for veterans. The comment form should not require registration or an email address and I should receive email notification of a comment—when I receive a notification email it has a link that takes me to the htmlcommentbox website that has the text of the comment and the option to accept or decline the comment.
Thanks, Kerry

Re: Need free comment form

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:15 pm
by sozzled
See https://extensions.joomla.org/category/ ... -comments/

Select one(s) that are "free". Good luck.

Re: Need free comment form

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 pm
by Kerrith
Thanks sozzled,
Kerry

Re: Need free comment form

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:12 pm
by Kerrith
There are dozens of free extensions but I haven't had luck getting the "Demo" buttons to work on most of them. I was hoping someone could recommend a comment form they use, perhaps the URL to a Joomla web page that has a comment form?

I forgot to add another main feature I need. The comment form needs to work in HTML pages and with Joomla. The reason is: Our Expression Web pages all use the htmlcommentbox script that apparently won't work with our new Joomla web site.

Does HTMLCommentsBox work with Joomla?

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:30 pm
by Kerrith
Does HTMLCommentsBox work with Joomla?

If not, is there a free comment form that does not require registration or an email address to submit a comment, an extension that works with both HTML websites and with Joomla. It also must be responsive.
Thanks, Kerry

Re: Need free comment form

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:28 am
by AMurray
I suppose HTMLCOmmentsBox you mention would have a way to embed into any website (CMS type or static HTML site). It would be done usually with a snippet of code - such as javascript, iframe or maybe even a snippet of PHP.

You could easily insert that into a Custom module, and place the module whereever you need it in your page(s). I would be surprised if this one didn't require as a condition of posting a comment, an email address at the very minimum.

Can you post a couple of examples where the demos are not working? Since they are free, why not just download, install and evaluate on your own site (or a test copy of the site).

Re: Need free comment form

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:48 am
by Kerrith
Thank you, with most of the free ones the commenter must enter their email address to send.

Re: "I suppose HTMLCOmmentsBox you mention would have a way to embed into any website (CMS type or static HTML site). It would be done usually with a snippet of code - such as javascript, iframe or maybe even a snippet of PHP. "
I'm hoping someone can confirm your supposition and offer a few tips to a newbie on how to install it.

One of the features I like about it that commenters don't have to register or even enter an email address and, I get an email whenever someone make a comment.

Re: Need free comment form

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:03 pm
by Slackervaara
Earlier I used JComments, but now I use a fork of JComments and it mails me when a new comment is posted or changed. The fork is adapted to PHP 7:
https://github.com/exstreme/Jcomments-Recaptcha2