Creating a Blog with Comments

Hello Again!

I have almost completed my new blog with Sparkle. I want to add the ability for readers to leave comments on each post and have found the following: https://www.phpjabbers.com/php-comment-script/. Is it possible to use this with my Sparkle site? I prefer to run things myself as opposed to remotely.

The comment script will work in a sparkle site, but you may need a little support because some PHP Jabbers scripts create a broken layout that will need their support people to change the css files. Best to ask them when you buy the script if they will fix any layout issues you may have.

Personally, I would have used the Simple Blog script for the whole thing. It has an optional comments facility built-in so you can turn it on or off from the admin back-end. It’s also captcha protected to stop those pesky comment bots.

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Thank you @francbrowne! Sounds like it’s more trouble than it’s worth. I’m getting rid of Wordpress for a reason after all :grimacing: And I hear you regarding the Simple Blog Script. I have been looking at it and as I mentioned, I’ll wait until V3 before deciding what to do. Thank you again!!! You’re a gem!

@jazzbird, I’m thinking on the take you are making about your blogging that Disquss (https://disqus.com) could be an interim and helpful solution?..

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Hello @greenskin! Thank you again! I’m not to sure about Disqus just at this stage. I did take a look at it but I’m still humming and hawing. A blog just doesn’t seem a blog without the ability to comment so if all else fails, I will reconsider. In the meantime, I’m installing a guestbook so at least there will be some chance for interaction.

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You’re smart for taking your time with the comments option. Let me offer a different take here. I never build personal or client websites with open web comment, forum, or discussion sections.

Most people when building a blog think that content is most important. It’s #2. What’s most important is your user’s interaction with you and each other, not early access or exclusive content. Your most devoted and loyal users will gladly pay to interact with you and each other.

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I added Disqus to a test page to see it. It’s easy to add.
https://www.selcukyilmaz.com/sparkle/disqus/

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Oh my gosh! This looks amazing @macarna. I’m almost convinced to do it. The reason for the hesitation is that I am currently downloading existing comments on my blog in the hope of transferring them to the new site. I’m not sure if I can upload them to Disqus (checking that out now) and the other reason for holding off is that I may install Simple Blog Php depending on what’s offered in Sparkle v3. But you have definitely given me food for though. Thank you! :smile:

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