[T3EXT DAY] TYPO3 Comment Plugin for EXT:news

[T3EXT DAY] TYPO3 Comment Plugin for EXT:news

What it is ?

It is an extension that facilitates visitor to post comment on a specific news, answer to the comments. Comments are the ideal way to deal and stay in touch with your visitors and adherences.

And this Comments extension will help your visitors to post a comments on news.

What does it do?

TYPO3 comment plugin for EXT:news is very easy to use, before we tell you the installation process of  adding comments to your news page lets have a look at its rich features:

  • Based on extbase & fluid.
  • Easy to use.
  • User can post comments on news.
  • Captcha Verification.
  • AJAX form submit.
  • Responsive comments form and comment threads design.
  • Multi-level (nested) comment threads
  • Manage Comments from TYPO3 Backend
  • Comment Approval by site Admin.
  • Send notification to site admin by posting a new comment.
  • Compatibiltiy from TYPO3 6.x to 9.x
  • [TASK] Added feature that allows fe_users to directly add the comments (without asking Name and Email).

Warning : A quote about EXT:ns_news_comments: News comment extension going to be placed on detail page of the News. So, It is highly recommended to integrate News System Extension first. And configure this extension at News Detail page only.

The article in detail further contains:

1. Front-end view after plug-in installation (with detailed screenshots)

News commn form

News Comment Form

News comment listing

News Comments Listing

News comment reply form

News Comment Reply Form

2. Back-end view after plug-in installation (with detailed screenshots)

News Comment Listing At Backend

Step 1: Go to module “News Administration”.

Step 2: Go to News Storage folder/page.

Step 3: Edit any News Record.

Step 4: Switch to Comments tab.

Step 5: Check all the comments for the current News.

News Comment Backend Plugin View

3. Overview of extension:

Extension Key:ns_news_comments
Extension URL:https://extensions.typo3.org/extension/ns_news_comments/
Category:Frontend Plugin
TYPO3 version:(6.0.0 - 9.5.99)

4. How to Install/use extension step by step (with detailed screenshots):

4.1. Get extension via composer

Using the command line

composer require nitsan/ns-news-comments:dev-master

4.2. Get the extension:

Step 1: Switch to the module “Extension Manager”.

Step 2: Get the extension.

  • Get it from the Extension Manager: Press the “Retrieve/Update” button and search for the extension key 'ns_news_comments' and import the extension from the repository.
  • Get it from typo3.org: You can always get current version from http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/view/ns_news_comments/current/ by downloading either the t3x or zip version. Upload the file afterwards in the Extension Manager.

Step 3: Now install the Extension.

4.3. TypoScript Acivation:

The extension ships some TypoScript code which needs to be included.

Step 1: Go to Template Module.

Step 2: Switch to Root page.

Step 3: Select Info/Modify option from drop-down.

Step 4: Click on Edit the whole template record button.

Step 5: Switch to Includes tab and add News Comment (ns_news_comment) extension to Selected Items list in Include static (from extensions): section

4.4. Configuration:

Step 1: Configure Extension Constants.

Step 1.1: Switch to the root page of your site.

Step 1.2: Switch to the Template module.

Step 1.3: Select Constant Editor from drop-down.

Step 1.4: Select Category - PLUGIN.TX_NSNEWSCOMMENTS (12)

Step 1.5: Configure all the fields.

Step 2: Configure Plugin.

Configure Plugins as per your requirements.

ns_news_comments Configuration 2

ns_news_comments Configuration 3

Step 3: Enable Captcha

If you want to use captcha in your site than you should enable .htaccess file which is placed in Private folder of this extension.

ns_news_comments Configuration 3

ns_news_comments Configuration 5

4.5 Cache clearing

Please use the buttons Flush frontend caches and Flush general caches from the top panel. The Clear cache function of the install tool will also work perfectly.

5. Additional Feature[fe_user Configuration]:

[TASK] Added feature that allows fe_users to directly add the comments (without asking Name and Email).

Step 1: Backend Configuration of fe_user

Step 2: Frontend User of fe_user

6. Support:


  • TYPO3 Developer: Bhavin Barad
  • Frontend Integrator: Mehul Nimavat
  • QA Tester: Siddharth Sheth

Feedback & Suggestions:

Just download & try the EXT:ns_news_comments extension. You can write down your feedback/suggestion/comments to below comment box. So, we will adapt it for next version of EXT:ns_news_comments.

Have a Happy Comments :)

Sanjay Chauhan - TYPO3 Technopreneur

A young technology enthusiast and entrepreneur. At 24, he co-founded NITSAN – a TYPO3 Agency in Bhavnagar, India. He is sought-after marketing face of NITSAN, is accredited with the management of customer-service teams, collaborations with agencies and clients, projects executions, and more. A tech guy in every sense of the word, Sanjay is the real TYPO3 Guru at NITSAN.

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