JComments 2.1 for Joomla 1.5 is available! New version is fully compatible with Joomla 1.5, Joomla 1.0 and Joostina (Russian modification of Joomla 1.0.15). Added a lot of new functions, the global modification was undertaken and errors coming from previous versions have fixed.

What is JComments?

The JComments component allow site visitors to comment different articles and other published content within the website. The component has a flexible access settings system to component functions, a lot of display adjustments, template support, Ajax technology usage and a lot of other stuff.

What's new in JComments 2.1?

  • New Feature - Comment Topic, a new field for comment submission form. This field can be turned off in administration panel and uses by default the name of the commented object, for example article name, product name, etc, just in case users forgot to type in a Comment Topic.
  • New Feature - Simple Subscription Manager, a panel to administer the parameters of new comments notification. This feature can check the validity of an e-mail address and send administrators a notice about wrong addresses.
  • New Feature - BBCode Manager will help you create custom BBCodes very easy, just like phpBB3 forum platform does. You just define tags, setup the replacements and regular expressions, setup access rights and further more, you can use a custom button for each custom BBCode.
  • New Feature - Domain Detection will check site configuration (with 'www' or without 'www') and correct cross-domain ajax query.
  • Improvement - All language files for Joomla 1.0 have been deleted and now they are created automatically from language files for Joomla 1.5, using a UTF-8 to ISO converter.
  • Improvement - The send button text have been changed to "Send" from "Send (Ctrl+Enter)", and the "Send (Ctrl+Enter)" note is added as button tool tip.
  • Improvement - All comments will be deleted for the deleted commented object.
  • Improvement - The CSS and JavaScript code and links are not loaded on the pages where JComments is not used (Joomla 1.5 only).
  • Improvement - The registered user's information (name, e-mail) will be updated in comments and subscriptions if the user or an admin changes these informations. (only for Joomla 1.5)
  • Improvement - If the topic is locked for a specific object, (using the {jcomments lock} tag), the Refresh, RSS and Subscribe buttons are not available.
  • Improvement - The links to CSS and JavaScript files are relative now (Joomla 1.5 only).
  • Improvement - Now you can desable the replacement of the standard 'Read more..' link with JComments 'Read more..' (Joomla 1.5 only).
  • Improvement - Now it is possible to control the position of 'Read more..' and 'Comments' links. The links can be displayed before the object or after (Joomla 1.5 only).
  • Improvement - Now it is possible to hide the 'Read more..' and 'Comments' links (Joomla 1.5 only).
  • Fix - Issue with comment's time (see topic JComment displaying a wrong Time Zone).

More about JComments changes and new features: JComments Release Notes.

How to start using the JComment if you used other comment systems and save all data.

The component supports import feature from 16 third-party comment system components, including: AkoBook, AkoComment, Chrono Comments, ComboMax, Cinema, DatsoGallery, Ice Gallery, JamBook, JXtended Comments, JMovies, JomComment, JoomlaComment, JoomGallery, J! Reactions, K2, LinkDirectory, MosCom, Mosets Tree, MusicBox, mXcomment, PAXXGallery, Remository, RSGallery2, VirtueMart, zOOm Media Gallery.

The import feature allows you to start to use the JComments without any data loss.

How to use the JComments in 3rd party extensions.

One of the main features of the component is the simple integration procedure to third-party extensions. There are more than 35 step-by-step integration instructions to most popular extensions.

Thus, the JComments allows you to use only one unified comment system and control all comments settings centralized. You can view, modify or delete comments for any installed extension in the administrative panel of the component.

For developers

The documentation for developers is published on the component official website. There are typical solutions and feature usage examples. This section will be considerably extended soon.


On result of the testing the component is completely compatible with Joomla 1.5 native and Joomla 1.0. Moreover the component works stable on Joostina 1.2.


We provide support in English on our support forum and website. We will try to answer all your questions and hope that you would like our component.

For getting support of JComments component you may follow to special forum sections:

How to correctly make a request on support service

Before making a request try to use forum search: perhaps such a problem were discussed earlier. Besides, please read FAQ attentively and especially section of the product you have problem with.

  • Choose forum category which is dedicated to the product you have problem with;
  • Describe the problem you found and its symptom clearly and attentively;
  • Describe environment where the problem appears (Joomla! version, which server is in use (local or remote server), PHP & MySQL version, name and version of the product, etcetera...);
  • Describe did you try to make anything for problem solving and which results did you get;
  • Describe latest changes in website configuration or program software which refers to the problem (for example, PHP or MYSQL was updated on hosting company например server).

When you make a request to support service, please remember one rule: one question - one topic. It will make our work easier. Remember: as precisely you describe the problem, so quickly support service will reply on it, and consequently to help you with trouble solving.

And finally, if you already made a request, but then found a decision by yourself, please visit our forum and share the decision with forum community. Perhaps your trick will help other users to save their time.