TYPO3 Website Guestbook Utility

TYPO3 Website Guestbook Utility

TYPO3 Website Guestbook Utility

What it is?

NS Guestbook extension is an open source TYPO3 guest book plugin with spam protection and many customization options. NS Guestbook gives functionality for your guests to share their reviews, ratings, contact details or personal details with experience sharing and much more. 

Guest user adds their details and can see all guest user’s guest book detail. Admin can see stories which are submitted by users in Guest book tab. Admin can edit, delete and published/unpublished guest entry. The feature of guest entry auto publish is configurable from the backend.

Key features of ns_guestbook extension

  • Easy to install and easy to configure.
  • Spam protection with captcha.
  • Admin easy to manage the guest entry from the back-end.
  • Responsive Design
  • Ajax submit form
  • Email notification
  • Meta Fields
  • Preview for the frontend form
  • Preview for the admin editor form

1. Front-end view of NS Guestbook

Front-end view of NS Guestbook

Comments listing

Comments listing

Comments sorting with latest comments first

Comments sorting with latest comments first

2. Overview of extension

Extension Key:ns_guestbook
Extension URL:https://extensions.typo3.org/extension/ns_guestbook/
Documentation:https://www.nitsan.in/blog/post/typo3-website-guestbook-utility/
Support:github.com/nitsan-technologies/ns_guestbook/issues

3. Back-end view after plug-in installation

3.1 Get the extension via composer

Using the command line

composer req nitsan/ns-guestbook

3.2 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_guestbook' and import the extension from the repository.
  • Get it from typo3.org: You can always get the current version from https://extensions.typo3.org/extension/ns_guestbook/ by downloading either the t3x or zip version. Upload the file afterward in the Extension Manager.

Step 3: Install the extension

Install the extension

3.3 Activate the TypoScript

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

Step 1: Go to Template Module

Step 2: Switch to the Root page

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

Step 4: Click on Edit the whole template record button

Install the extension

Step 5: Switch to Includes tab and add [NITSAN] Guestbook(ns_guestbook) extension to Selected Items list in Include static (from extensions): section

extension list

3.4 Configuration

Step 1: Go to Template.

Step 2: Select root page.

Step 3: Select Constant Editor > Plugin.Tx_NsGuestbook_NsGuestbook.

Step 4: Now, you can configure all the options which you want eg., cache configuration, storage folder, views of comments etc., See below screenshot.

configuration storage folder

3.5 Add Guestbook plugins in backend

Step 1: Switch to page where you want to add Guestbook Form.

Step 2: Add Guestbook Plugin and select Form as Option.

Step 3: Set Title for Guestbook Form and E-Mail related details. See Below.

Guestbook Form and E-Mail related details

Step 4: Switch to page where you want to display a list of Messages from guests.

Step 5: Add Guestbook Plugin and select Message List as Option.

Step 6: You can set heading for the list, No. of messages to display, sorting of messages in this plugin.

list, No. of messages to display

4. Cache clearing

In case you encounter any issues or not working, then 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. Support

Feedback & Suggestions

Just download & try our ns_guestbook extension. You can write down your feedback/suggestion/comments to below comment box and help us to do better!

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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