[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

News Comment Backend Plugin View

  • News Comment Backend Plugin View

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:

  • Switch to the module “Extension Manager”
  • Get the extension
  • Get it from the Extension Manager: Press the “Retrieve/Update” button and search for the extension key ns_news_comment and import the extension from the repository.
  • Get it from typo3.org: You can always get current version from https://extensions.typo3.org/extension/ns_news_comment/ by downloading either the t3x or zip version. Upload the file afterward in the Extension Manager.

installation with the extension manager in the backend

4.3. TypoScript Acivation:

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

  • Switch to the root page of your site.
  • Switch to the Template module and select Info/Modify.
  • Click the link Edit the whole template record and switch to the tab Includes.
  • Select [News Comment] ns_news_comments at the field Include static (from extensions):
  • Include [News Comment] ns_news_comments at the last place.

Include in script

4.4. Configuration:

Step 1: Configure Extension Constants

Configure Extension constants as per your requirements.

  • Switch to the root page of your site.
  • Switch to the Template module and select Constant Editor.
  • Select Category = PLUGIN.TX_NSNEWSCOMMENTS (12)
  • Configure it.

ns_news_comments Configuration 1

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:

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.

That’s it, Now you can enjoy comments of your news readers :)

NITSAN Technologies - The TYPO3 Agency

NITSAN is an INDIA based TYPO3 certified integrator, Silver member in TYPO3 association, TYPO3 GmbH Partner, iTUG India TYPO3 accredited digital agency and certified TYPO3 Consultant with over 7+ years of experience in delivering excellent inter agency solutions overseas. We aim in delivering small scale website to enterprise development solutions in TYPO3 CMS in form of increased performance, reliability, efficiency, creativity and peace of mind for all NITSAN clients.

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