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TYPO3 Website Guestbook Utility

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 Admin can edit, delete and published/unpublished guest entry.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

Comments listing

Comments sorting with latest comments first

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 extensions.typo3.org/extension/ns_guestbook/ by downloading either the t3x or zip version. Upload the file afterward in the Extension Manager.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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    1. Hey Ulrich,

      Thanks for your feedback.

      For textarea stuff, We have just initated ticket at support system at https://github.com/nitsan-technologies/ns_guestbook/issues/4 Keep subscribe to get update. And, feel free to add more support tickets.

      For paging, At the moment, we don't have paging feature, but I've already added "feature-request" at https://github.com/nitsan-technologies/ns_guestbook/issues/5 We will do our best to have it in next release.

      Cheers,
      Sanjay

    2. Hi,
      I found this style in the textarea für "message": style="visibility: hidden;" Do you know that issue? And is there a pagination for the list View?
      Thanks in Advance
      Uli

    3. Hey John,
      Thanks for your feedback.

      Localization
      Sure, you can easily override your labels on https://github.com/nitsan-technologies/ns_guestbook/tree/master/Resources/Private/Language

      Hide Captcha
      Hmm, we can give such feature to hide/show captcha from backend. You can keep write tickets (features and bugs) at Github support system https://github.com/nitsan-technologies/ns_guestbook/issues

      Cheers,
      Sanjay

    4. Hi, a few questions. Can the language of field names etc. be changed? And is it possible to turn the captcha off (since it is a disaster for visual impaired). Thanks, John

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