KA Facebook Social Comments

KA Facebook Social Comments

Joomla 1.5Joomla 2.5Joomla 3.0
ModulePlugin
Price: 14.99

Facebook Social Comments allows your website users to comment on joomla website. Facebook Social Comments Box plugin and module enables guest and logged in users to comment using their Facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail website account credentials. Most of the users are already logged into one of the these websites and can comment straight away. Facebook Social Comments plugin takes care of any spam bots and you do not have to worry about any spam posts.

Social Relevance

Comments with highest quality are put above other comments for each user. For each user comments are ordered to show most relevant comments from friends, friends of friends, and most liked and active discussion threads. If there are any comments that are marked by admin and moderators as spam then those comments are marked as spam and they are hidden from view.

Distribution

Facebook Social Comments distributes posted comments with friends or with people who like your Page on Facebook. If a user leaves the "Post to Facebook" box checked when she posts a comment, a story appears on her friends’ News Feed indicating that she’s made a comment on your website, which will also link back to your site hence increase in number of visits to your website. 

Friends and people who like the Page can then respond to the discussion by liking or replying to the comment directly in the News Feed on Facebook or in the Comments Box on your site. Threads stay synced across Facebook and on the Comments Box on your site regardless of where the comment was made.

Facebook Social Comments extension comes in Module and Plugin versions:

Plugin Version: Plugin version allows you to automatically add Facebook comments box on every article. You can exclude any Sections, Categories or Articles where you do not want it to appear. You can also exclude any Menu items where you do not want it to appear. Social Integrations for many other components are added in plugin version that allows to show comments on many other components.

Module Version: Allows you to publish Facebook Comments in module positions on your website.

FeaturesModulePlugin
 compat_15_iconJoomla 2.5compat_15_iconJoomla 2.5

DISPLAY SETTINGS
Show or hide buttons based on Menus Items tick tick tick tick
Exclude/Include Content Section/Sections     tick  
Exclude/Include Content Category/Categories     tick tick
Exclude/Include Content Article/Articles     tick tick
Show or hide on front page tick tick tick tick
Show or hide on blog layouts     tick tick
Location for display. Top, Bottom or Both     tick tick

INTEGRATIONS
sh404 and SEF URLs tick   tick  
EventList tick   tick  
HikaShop tick   tick  
K2 tick   tick  
Mosets Tree tick   tick  
MyBlog [Tested with version 3.0] tick   tick  
QuickFAQ tick   tick  
VirtueMart tick   tick  
ZOO tick   tick  

COMMENT SETTINGS
Comments Layout (Old and New) tick tick tick tick
Configure number of comments to show tick tick tick tick
Configure Width tick tick tick tick
Custom Title for comments tick tick tick tick
Configure custom title for feeds tick tick tick tick
Show rounded box around comments tick tick tick tick
Reverse Ordering of comments tick tick tick tick
Publish feed checkbox setting tick tick tick tick

CSS STYLING
Enable or disable custom CSS Styling tick tick tick tick
Show or hide Like/Recommend button tick tick tick tick
Show or hide faces tick tick tick tick
LIke/Recommend styling tick tick tick tick
Show or hide comments tick tick tick tick
Show or hide comments pagination tick tick tick tick
Custom comments styling tick tick tick tick

ADVANCED SETTINGS
Unique ID tick tick tick tick
Time Stamp tick tick tick tick
Choice of different URL configurations tick tick tick tick
Debug Mode tick tick tick tick
         
Demo See Below
Price (Plugin + Module) $14.99
         

 

Facebook Social Comments includes two plugins and one module extension.

KA Facebook Social Comments - Content Plugin

KA JavaScript SDK - System Plugin

KA Facebook Social Comments - Module

KA JavaScriptSDK plugin is required and you must install and configure it. Content plugin can be used if you want to add comments box under content articles and supproted components output. You can use module to place comments in a fixed module position in your template, just make sure that module position exists in your template.

To create an Application please read How to create a Facebook Application. Once you have the Application ID, paste it in your JavaScriptSDK plugin and Publish and Save it.

If you having any problems please read Forums.

If you having problem to display plugin properly then make sure to disable all other Facebook extensions and then test to find out if there is any conflict. A lot of Facebook extensions are still using old Facebook API codes that can conflict with latest extensions.

Docementation

Installation

Step 1: Install via Joomla extensions installer from Extensions > Install/Uninstall in the backend of Joomla.

Step 2: Goto Extensions > Plugin Manager to plublish and configure settings.

If the zip file you downloaded have JavaScriptSDK file in it then install that as well using same steps mentioned above.

If you having any problems please read Forum and posts any questions you have.

If you having problem to display plugin properly then make sure to disable all other Facebook extensions and then test to find out if there is any conflict. If anther Facebook extension is still using old Facebook API codes then that can conflict with our extensions that are using latest API code. Please note that installation on Local Server will not work as Facebook Servers can not reach back to local server, to avoid any issues install it on Live Server. We have found that using IP address in URL instead of domain name can also cause problems with Facebook servers.

Upgrade

In most cases a simple install on top of exiting installed plugin will do the upgrade.

If you having an issues after upgrade you can try Uninstall old version and Install new version approach. Make sure to note down of settings you have configured before you uninstall old version as they will be removed when you Uninstall. Then install, configure and publish new version of plugin(s).

You can upgrade from Extensions > Install/Unistall page.

Facebook Comments Plugin and Module Configuration

Please hover mouse pointer over configuration settings labels and you will see related documentation messages in a popup. Each settings label popup will tell you more about that setting. If you need more detail about any settings please use forum to post you questions and one of our support staff will reply as soon as possible.

Styles not working or changes not taking effect?

Styling does not take effect if you have installed on your local host servers. You need to install it on actual live website servers.

Make sure to hard refresh page (Control+F5) to refresh page and also try cleaning cache to see changes taking effect.

 

Version history

Plugin Changelog

Version: 3.0

  1. Added support for Joomla 3.0

Version: 2.5.4

  1. Added support for K2 Joomla 2.5
  2. Added support for VirtueMart Joomla 2.5
  3. Added support for Weblinks for Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5

Version: 2.5.3

  1. Improved compatability for Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5

Version: 2.5.2

  1. Fixed JFile import bug

Version: 2.5.1

  1. Added Compatability for Joomla 1.6 and 1.7
  2. Added Mosets Tree support for Joomla 1.5
  3. Added new Open Graph tags
  4. Improved existing Open Graph tags

Version: 1.5.x.2.5

  1. Fixed new layout width bug
  2. Added KA Framework Support
  3. Various improvements in code

Version: 1.5.x.2.4

  1. Added new comments layout
  2. Minor improvements in code

Version: 1.5.x.2.3

  1. Fixed multiple comment box bug in Zoo Item pages

Version: 1.5.x.2.2

  1. Added view restrictions settings for Content Articles
  2. Added view restrictions settings for Frontpage
  3. Added view restrictions settings for Category Blog Layouts
  4. Added view restrictions settings for Category List Layouts
  5. Added view restrictions settings for Section Blog Layouts
  6. Added view restrictions settings for Section List Layouts

Version: 1.5.x.2.1

  1. Fixed file path in error message for css.
  2. Fixed some URL bugs
  3. Custom Base URL settings added
  4. Fixed some issues with Share JavaScript mode
  5. Fixed VirtueMart integration control fixed.

Version: 1.5.x.2.0

  1. CSS Styling for Like Button
  2. CSS Styling for Comments and Pagination
  3. Improved Backend interface
  4. Selection of Content Items made easy
  5. Show or hide on menu items
  6. Slug or ID choice
  7. Integration for K2 Category page
  8. Integration for K2 Latest Page Items
  9. Integration for K2 Page Items
  10. Integration for Zoo Items Pages
  11. Integration for VirtueMart Product Pages
  12. Integration for EventList Component
  13. Integration for QuickFAQ Component
  14. SocialGraph Meta Tags added

Version: 1.5.x.0

  1. Unique ID - Used by Facebook to track comments
  2. Number of Comments - Limits number of comments
  3. Width - Width of Comments Module
  4. Show or Hide on one Section or many Sections.
  5. Show or Hide on one Category or many Categories.
  6. Show or Hide on one Individual Article or many Articles.
  7. Show or Hide on Frontpage Articles.
  8. Show or Hide on Blog Layouts (Section or Category).
  9. Debug Mode
  10. URL Configurations

Module Changelog

Version: 1.5.x.2.2

  1. Fixed new layout width bug
  2. Added KA Framework Support
  3. Various improvements in code

Version: 1.5.x.2.1

  1. Added new comments layout

Version: 1.5.x.2.0

  1. Add messages for backend settings

Version: 1.5.x.1.0

  1. Added CSS settings

Version: 1.5.x.0.0

  1. First version released