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p8pBB comments

Comment on Joomla! articles in phpBB forums.

Auto-creating of phpBB topics for each Joomla! article.

Completely AJAX-driven system.

Works with  K2 and MyBlog, supports phpBB BBCodes and smilies.

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3.x not maintained

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  • Auto-creating of phpBB topics from Joomla! articles with preserving of main HTML tags and images.
  • Selecting which sections/categories use/skip for topic creation.
  • Mapping of Joomla! categories to phpBB forums.
  • phpBB topic may include article's introtext, fulltext or link.
  • Template system.
  • Completely AJAX-driven comments.
  • Gravatar support.
  • Works with MyBlog.
  • Joomla!/template style for article buttons.
  • phpBB topics icons for comments.
  • Guests can comment with phpBB captcha (except reCaptcha).
  • Basic phpBB moderators/administrators moderation links for comments.
  • All permissions are inherited from current phpBB user.
  • Quoting of comments.
  • Reporting comments to phpBB moderator.
  • Comments can be disabled per Joomla article.
  • Integration with 3rd-party extensions via custom handlers.
  • Free installation on request.

Before purchase: note, that p8pbb bridge customers get 30% discount for this extension.

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  • Joomla  4.3 or higher installed and working correctly in domain root folder (i.e., not
  • phpBB 3.3.3+ installed and working correctly (should be installed and loaded in first-level folder of Joomla! domain, i.e.
  • PHP 8.1 as min, with mb_string.
  • Please note 'posting comments' actually means posting in phpBB and all phpBB permissions are applied, eg. by default you should be logged in phpBB in order to add comments (though you can setup permissions for comments forum and guest users will also be able to add comments).
  • The price includes 1 year none-recurrent subscription. Support, downloads of product add-ons and new versions will be available within this subscription period.

24 Nov 2023 - ver. 3.2.0:

  • Feature: new advanced setting "Auto-merge Topics" to merge duplicated topics.

18 Oct 2023 - ver. 3.1.0:

  • Feature: Joomla 5 compatibility.
  • Change: PHP 8.1 as min.

18 Jul 2023 - ver. 4.0.0:

  • Change: Joomla 3 support dropped.
  • Change: PHP 8.0 as min.

12 Dec 2022 - ver. 3.4.1:

  • Fix: multiple topics created in Joomla 4.

02 Febaruary 2021 - ver. 3.4.0:

  • Change: Joomla-style button class "readon readmore" changed to "btn btn-default btn-small".
  • Feature: Joomla 4 compatibility.

14 March 2020 - ver. 3.3.0:

  • Feature: new setting 'Content - Posting > Auto-Update First Post' allows to auto-update phpBB topic first post on article update.

03 March 2020 - ver. 3.2.0:

  • Feature: new advanced setting 'User Match Method' helps to choose how to auto-find phpBB poster from Joomla user, either by username or email.
  • Changes: Joomla 3.9.15, PHP 7.0 and phpBB 3.2 as minimum.
  • Feature: new setting "Comments Order".

15 January 2017 - ver. 3.1.6:

  • Fix: highlight of safe-deleted posts.
  • Feature: new setting 'Post-Text' allows to display custom HTML after comments buttons on article page. Suitable for i.e. short comments rules.
  • Feature: phpBB 3.2 compatibility.
  • Note: this is last version to support phpBB 3.0

05 Octover 2016 - ver. 3.1.5:

  • Fix: K2 settings missed.

03 October 2016 - ver. 3.1.4:

  • Feature: new setting 'Convert IFRAMEs to URLs' helps to display links instead of iframes in phpBB post.
  • Feature: deprecated social links.
  • Feature: Show Comments link is not displayed if there are 0 comments on article page. New setting 'Hide 'Show Comments (0)' Link' controls this behavior for category pages.
  • Fix: Joomla 3.6.2 compatibility for K2 handler.

17 July 2016 - ver. 3.1.3:

  • Feature: new setting 'Comments Per Page' allows to setup number of comments page (phpBB's posts per page setting was used before). Note that 1st page will always have minus one comment because(the first topic post with article details is not displayed.
  • Feature: new setting 'Topic Title Pattern' allows to add prefixes/suffixes for auto-created phpBB topics.
  • Fix: phpBB 3.1 pagination of comments.

04 June 2015 - ver. 3.1.2 for Joomla 3.3 and 1.2.5 for Joomla 2.5:

  • Fix: phpBB 3.0 issue with wrong comments count for new topics. Please re-count posts in phpBB once updated.
  • Feature: Joomla 2.5 support dropped.

03 Nov 2014 - ver. 3.1.1 for Joomla 3.3 and 1.2.4 for Joomla 2.5:

  • phpBB 3.1 compatibility.

10 July 2014 - ver. 3.1.0 for Joomla 3.3 and 1.2.3 for Joomla 2.5:

  • Feature: no more MooTools, only jQuery for Joomla 3.3.
  • Fix: link to article is missed on forum if post trim is applied.

28 March 2014 - ver. 3.0.6 and 1.2.2:

  • Feature: global plugin setting 'Enable Comments'.
  • Feature: Joomla article settings 'Enable Comments' and 'Forum' for individual article comments tuning.

27 January 2014 - ver. 3.0.5:

  • Feature: 'Discuss in forum' link.
  • Joomla 3.2.1 compatibility.

19 Nov 2013 - ver. 3.0.4:

  • Fixed issue with missed comments info in featured articles listing.
  • Fix: issue with incorrect links to [url] parsing.
  • Fix: issue with apostrophes in K2 article title.
  • Feature: new setting 'Check Topic Presence' - if enabled, no new topic will be auto-created if forum already has a topic with article title.
  • Joomla 3.2 compatibility.

26 July 2013 - ver. 3.0.3:

  • Added editor button 'No p8pBB Comments' for auto-inserting {NO COMMENTS} tag into article text.
  • Fixed issue with wrong readmore link using https protocol.
  • Fixed issue with Joomla 3.1.4

28 Apr 2013 - ver. 3.0.2

  • Fixed issue with Joomla 3.1.x

15 Apr 2013 - ver. 3.0.1

  • Fixed issue with absent links in category blog view

08 Dec 2012 - ver.3.0.0 for Joomla! 3.0