open source AJAX commenting system
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Latest commit e4f0f52 Jun 13, 2015 @monperrus updates README

README.md

jskomment

jskomment is an open source commenting system that is built on javascript and AJAX.

No support is provided. Pull requests are welcome

jskomment is inspired from http://www.js-kit.com, http://www.intensedebate.com and http://www.disqus.com. Its unique feature compared to the competition is that it supports multiple different comment threads per page.

Being open-source, you can modify it as much as you need, and you have access to the raw comment data.

Demo: http://www.monperrus.net/martin/open+source+ajax+commenting+system

Installation

Create a folder for the data files:

cd server
mkdir jskomment-data
chmod 777 jskomment-data

Open test.html

Alternatively, add the following snippet in your web page (ensure that JQuery is loaded as well, see test.html)

For page-based commenting:

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.1.min.js"></script>
<script src="jskomment-core.js"></script>
<div class="jskomment"></div>
<script> JSKOMMENT.main(); </script>

How to support Markdown in comments?

You can use any JS markdown library. For instance, with pagedown:

<script type="text/javascript" src="pagedown/Markdown.Converter.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="pagedown/Markdown.Sanitizer.js"></script>
<script> 
var converter = new Markdown.Converter();
JSKOMMENT_CONFIG={};
JSKOMMENT_CONFIG.url="http://www.example.com/jskomment/";
JSKOMMENT_CONFIG.format_function = function (str) { 
  return converter.makeHtml(str);
};
</script>

How to protect comments with captchas?

You can set up a captcha URL as follow:

JSKOMMENT_CONFIG={};
JSKOMMENT_CONFIG.captcha_url = 'http://www.monperrus.net/martin/captcha.php';
JSKOMMENT_CONFIG.authenticate = function(elem) {
  JSKOMMENT.authenticate_with_captcha_default(elem);
};

Troubleshooting

Is .htaccess readable by the web server and loaded? Is mod_rewrite loaded?