A reusable, embeddable comments component for the Elefant CMS

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1.0.0 2013-05-06 21:06 UTC


A reusable, embeddable comments component for the Elefant CMS.

To install, copy it into your apps folder and visit Tools > Comments in the Elefant admin toolbar.

To embed comments into a view template, simply include the following:

{! comments/embed !}

To specify a different page identifier, which should be in the form of a link, add the identifier parameter:

{! comments/embed?identifier=/unique-page-identifier !}

If no identifier is provided, it will use the current page URL as the identifier for all comments made on that page.

To configure moderation options, visit Tools > Comments > Settings in Elefant.

Blog comments

You can also use this app as the comment mechanism for the blog app, simply set the comments setting in the blog app configuration as follows:

comments = comments/embed

Custom email notifications

You can implement notifications or any other action when a comment is posted by creating a custom handler and adding it to the [Hooks] section of the global conf/config.php file like this:

comments/add[] = myapp/hook/comments

The above line references a handler in the file apps/myapp/handlers/hook/comments.php, which receives a $data array with the following properties:

  • id - The comment's unique ID
  • identifier - The comment identifier from the embed code
  • user - The ID of the user who made the comment
  • name - The name of the user who made the comment
  • status - 1 means published, 0 means awaiting moderation
  • ts - The comment date/time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format
  • date - The comment date/time in YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ format
  • comment - The comment itself

For more information on writing hooks, see here.