Stable version of JComments 2.2 is now available for download. Working on this release took extra eight months, all this effort was spent to make the component more stable and usable. Considerable time was allotted for code optimization and improved compatibility to third-party extensions.

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A multitude of new functionality has been added, the list of extensions supported for comments import has been extended considerably, more than 40 bugs fixed, including one security-related (XSS in administration panel). All users of the previous versions are strongly advised to upgrade to JComments 2.2, which can be done by simply installing version 2.2 over 2.1 - all settings and comments are safe. Users of older versions will need to install intermediate versions: ( > 2.0.0.x > >

This version of JComments is the last one to work with PHP4. Beginning with the next release support for PHP4 will be discontinued. The administration panel now incorporates an appropriate warning to be displayed to those who still use PHP4.

I do hope that JComments 2.2 fully meets users' expectations. Should you discover an omission of a long-desired feature, please write about it in our forums and I will do my best to include it in an upcoming version.

I'd like to express my gratitude to translators, beta testers and all those who dive me moral (and financial) support over these months. Thank you to all who helped or patiently waited for JComments 2.2!

If you find JComments useful, please vote for it on: extensions.joomla.org

Here is a brief overview of new features, the full list of changes in JComments 2.2 is available separately: JComments Release Notes.

Report to Moderator Feature

Allows site users to send a notice about the contents of a comment. As the result, the administrator (or moderators) will receive a message with the text of the report, the text of the comment reported and links for quick deletion or unpublishing of the comment. Currently the reports are not displayed in the administration panel, this feature is planned for the next release.

Quick Moderation Feature

This feature adds links to the administrators' messages about new or edited comments for publishing, unpublishing or deletion of the corresponding comment. By the means of these links the administrator can remove the comment or change its state directly from the e-mail client simply by clicking on the link. Quick Moderation functionality is available only in the e-mail messages to administrators (as set in the administrators' e-mail list inside the component manager).

JComments content plugin, new parameters

Added the ability to set arbitrary CSS classes for "Read More..." and "Add new comment" links. Now unifying the appearance of component links with the site template is even easier. Also, there now is an additional option to choose the com_content component's event by which means comment list is dis-played. By default the list is generated by onAfterDisplayContent event, however it can be changed to onPrepareContent.

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

The component supports import feature from 35+ third-party comment system components, including: AkoBook, BeeHeard, Chrono Comments, ComboMax, Cinema, EasyComment, HotOrNot2, Datso Gallery, JA Comment, JMovies, JMyLife, JXtended Comments, Jom Comment, JoomGallery, JoomlaComments, Link Directory, LyftenBloggie, MightyExtensions Resource, MosCom, Mosets Tree, MusicBox, Music Collection, MXcomment, Ice Gallery, PAXX Gallery, RDBS Comment, Remository, RS Gallery2, SOBI2, TPDugg, J!Reactions, VirtueMart, UrComment, yvComment, Webee Comment, ZiMB Comment, zOOm Media Gallery, ZOO 2.0.

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


On result of the testing the component is completely compatible with Joomla 1.5 native and Joomla 1.0.

How to upgrade from JComments 2.1 to JComments 2.2

Follow next steps to update to current stable version of JComments:

  1. Make your site backup
  2. Backup of your JComments' template if it was customized
  3. Backup of /components/com_jcomments/images/smiles (if you've changed smiles set)
  4. Uninstall JComments 2.1
  5. Install JComments 2.2
  6. Compare your template Make backup of your JComments' template (if it has any changes) and apply your changes to new template
  7. Restore smiles from the backup

During the installation the database tables and all data will be automatically updated. All comments and setting will be preserved.


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