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quintagroup.plonecomments (4.1.8)

by maria last modified 2013-12-25
Released on 2013-01-16 by Quintagroup for Plone 3.0, Plone 3.1, Plone 3.2, Plone 3.3, Plone 4.0 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
Plone Comments (quintagroup.plonecomments) is a product developed to improve moderation of comments in Plone.


  • Notify admin about comment posted
  • Moderation of comments, approval of comments
  • Anonymous commenting
  • Added Name field to comment form, it is required for anonymous comments
  • Article author can be notified about new comment after the approval by reviewer
  • List of recent comments for more comfortable moderation
  • Configlet that allow:
    • Turning on/off Moderation
    • Turning on/off Manager notification
    • Turning on/off Editor notification
    • Turning on/off Anonymous Commenting
    • Configure admin e-mail for notifications
    • Configure notification subject

Comments moderation is implemented with involvement of two stage workflow. Comments are created in "private" state and visible only to DiscussionManager group of users.

To differentiate between logged-in (registered) commentors and Anonymous commentors that pretend to be one person or other one, we use Boldness of name. The Comment author is in bold when posted by logged in member. The names provided when posting Anonymously are in plain text.

Notification subject control allows to enter custom prefix to disctinct nofifications comming from different sites.


One of possible UseCases:

Moderation is enabled and authors notification is turned on.

  • New comment posted in private state.
  • Notification is sent to the emails entered in Plone Comments configlet.
  • Moderator User with DiscussionManager role see the comment.
  • The comment can be deleted or published on modaration stage.
  • When comment is published notification is sent to Article Editor.
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