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Plone Comments (quintagroup.plonecomments)

Plone Comments is a Plone product developed to improve the site managers and editors experience with standard commenting mechanism in Plone.


Plone Comments allows to:

  • Notify admin about comment posted
  • Notify commentator about his comment aproval
  • Notify author of parent comment about new follow up added
  • 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
  • qPloneCaptcha integrated (needs the qPloneCaptcha to be installed)

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

To differentiate between logged-in (registered) commentators and Anonymous commentators 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 distinct notifications coming from different sites.

Product Management

After installation of qPloneComments, a new item appears under Add-on Product Configuration: qPloneComments:

qPloneComments configuration window consists of 2 Configlets:

1. Configure qPloneComments

it allows:

  • 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

2. Recent comments moderation

Includes a list of recent comments for more comfortable moderation. It is possible to see all the recent comment activity and publish or delete comments all together.


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.


  • Record and expose commentor IP (will be in one of later releases)

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