glFusion supports a robust comment system that allows users to leave comments on almost every type of content on your site. Comment support can be enabled and disabled on a case by case basis. For example, each story has the ability to have comments enabled or disabled. In other areas, Media Gallery for example, comments can be enabled at the container level (albums in this case).
Comments provide an excellent method to solicit feedback from your users on your content. Comments are also an area that can be easily abused if not careful. Spammers will target comment entry fields as a method to promote their web sites or sell their wares. Fortunately, glFusion contains several SPAM fighting features that should prevent most abuse.
glFusion supports 2 external comment engines; Disqus and Facebook Comments. If you choose to use an external comment engine, all the internal glFusion comment features will be disabled.
Disqus is a networked community platform used by hundreds of thousands of sites all over the web. With Disqus, your website gains a feature-rich comment system complete with social network integration, advanced administration and moderation options, and other extensive community functions. Most importantly, by utilizing Disqus, you are instantly plugging into our web-wide community network, connecting millions of global users to your small blog or large media hub.
To get started with Disqus, you’ll need to register a Disqus account and setup a new integration. You can ignore or skip over the part of the Disqus process where it refers to creating the code to integrate to your website, we’ve already done all that for you!
To get an RSS feed of the latest comments, use the following URL:
Replace DISQUSNAME with the name you configured with Disqus for your site.
The comments plugin lets people comment on content on your site using their Facebook account. People can choose to share their comment activity with their friends (and friends of their friends) on Facebook as well. The comments plugin also includes built-in moderation tools and social relevance ranking.
To get started with Facebook comments, you’ll need to create a new application in the Facebook Developer’s Portal. You can skip over the steps on customizing the code to embed in your site, we’ve already done all that for you!
The configuration options that control how comments work are located in the Command & Control » Online Configuration » Users & Submissions configuration section. Also, plugins that support comments will generally have specific configuration settings to enable or disable comments.
- Comment Speed Limit
Number of seconds between posting a comment for the user.
- Comment Limit
The maximum number of comments to display at one time. Each user can override this setting in their My Account settings.
- Comment Mode
How to display comments (threaded, nested, flat or nocomments). Each user can override this setting in their My Account settings.
- Comment Default
Default comment setting for new stories: Comments enabled or disabled
- Allow Comment Edit
Allow users to edit their comments.
- Comment Edit Time (seconds)
The amount of time a user has to edit their comments (in seconds). If set to 0, the user can edit the comment anytime in the future.
- Comment Postmode
The default postmode for new comments. Text or HTML.
- Comment Editor
Selects which editor to use for comments. The text box entry or the WYSIWYG editor.
- Automatically close comments (default)
If this option is enabled, comments for stories will automatically close (become disabled) after a period of time.
- Days to close comments (default)
Default number of days to set the Comment Close date on new stories.
- Number of most recent stories enabled for comments
If this number is greater than 0, it becomes the number of active stories to allow comments. For example, if set to 5, the 6th and older stories on your site will automatically have the comment closed setting applied.