1st post here :)
We're launching a new site in SS however we're having some trouble with the seemingly limited page comments system.
It would be great to have some of the WordPress defaults however what we really need in addition to what is provided by default in SS is:
- an email field
- order comments with the oldest first
- to have comments unapproved by default
We can't really launch the new site without the above features.
I've seen a tutorial on adding an email field here: http://www.ssbits.com/tutorials/2010/adding-an-email-field-to-the-page-comment-form/ . However the tutorial seems way over my head and very complicated (the author himself notes this as well ;)). Is there a simpler way available?
I've seen some some sort of code that will re-arrange the order of comments with oldest first here: http://api.silverstripe.org/2.4/cms/comments/PageCommentInterface.html . However again I have no idea what to do there. Any tutorials or guides on how to change it?
I've seen a disqus module available here: http://silverstripe.org/disqus-module/ and have noted that SS.org actually uses Disqus instead of it's own page comments system.
I'm very interested to know how others who use the disqus module or use disqus on a SS managed site find it. Would you recommend using it? How does it compare to the SS page comment system?