PHP SimpleComments

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For those using MT dynamic publishing, Charles Johnson has a port of SimpleComments for PHP. I’m not using dynamic publishing, so I haven’t tested it, but looking over the code it looks like he’s done a reasonable job. I’m a bit concerned that the plugin accesses the database directly (as is Johnson according to some code comments) and might have problems with non-MySQL backends.

Arvind
October 20, 2004 11:26 AM

Tried it out and it seems to be working flawlessly, with more such ports MT's dynamic/static engine can actually be chosen with the flick of a switch (more like a checkbox) which would be awesome!

Rad Geek
October 20, 2004 12:28 PM

Thanks for the link! I hope folks will find it useful. Accessing the database directly is a horrible kludge, but unfortunately there seems to be no other way to directly access all comments and pings for the blog under the current PHP plugin API. What I was told at the MT developer's forum is that they're working on a fix, and when that's released I'll update PHP SimpleComments to use it (or rather, to check the version and use the good way instead of the evil way when it's available). On the other hand, as far as I can tell, there's no way to use MT3 dynamic publishing with non-SQL databases, anyway--the entire API is built on top of the ezsql class. Another limitation, which I just remembered this morning, and which I'll note on the project page: due (again) to PHP API limitations, there is no way to use the ``moderate`` argument to show unmoderated comments. I'll fix that sometime soon and and put up the fixed version. But it will take more evil database access. Oy gevalt.

Rad Geek
October 20, 2004 3:01 PM

N.B.: as promised, PHP SimpleComments is now available, and the ``moderate`` attribute is implemented, albeit at the cost of spreading evil. See the project page for details.

Adam Kalsey
October 20, 2004 6:06 PM

Brad Choate has also ported the plugin to PHP (apparently at the same time, he emailed me about it this morning) and has released the plugin under the same license as the Perl version (MIT). He's allowing his PHP port to be distributed along with the original.

Mier
March 16, 2005 11:03 AM

Thanks for the work; It was really what I needed

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