Edit your project-wide composer.json file as follows; in the "require" block add:
Then in the root of your project run:
#> composer update silverstripe/comments
To begin the installation first download the module online. You can find the version you require for your SilverStripe installation on the silverstripe.org website.
After you have finished downloading the file, extract the downloaded file to your site's root folder and ensure the name of the module is
Run a database rebuild by visiting http://yoursite.com/dev/build. This will add the required database columns and tables for the module to function.
If you previously had SilverStripe version 2.4 installed then you'll also need to run the migration script provided. More information on this is provided in the next section.
Out of the box the module adds commenting support to all pages on your site. This functionality can be turned on and off on a per page basis in the CMS under the
Behaviour tab for a given page. Once the
Allow Comments checkbox is ticked, republish and view the webpage.
For more configuration options see Configuration.
Migrating from version 2.* SilverStripe installations
This module replaces the built-in commenting system available in versions up to SilverStripe 2.4. To migrate from that you'll need to run
dev/build after installing the module.
You can do this via sake (
sake dev/build) or via a web browser by visiting