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1 year 5 months ago #171797 by Steven Trooster
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Is there a setting to hide the url / link field in the comment form below an article. This fields is a trigger for spammers to post loads of comments on your site.

Additionally: is there a way to get notified when someone posts a comment. I've set comments to needs to be published by the admin. But I need to know if there are legitimate comments that need to be published.
Also: can an author be informed if there's a comment and can a user be informed if there's a reply. Engagement will work the best if users and authors know there are responses. Otherwise it will just stay with the one comment…

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1 year 5 months ago #171806 by Fotis
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Replying...

a) No, but you can override K2 templates (item.php in particular) and simply hide/remove the related display field. Keep in mind it's not really needed though as rel="nofollow" is always enforced by default for these links.

b) There was K2 Notify and we'll be reviving it soon. Other plugins exist as well - check the K2 Extensions Directory at: getk2.org/extend

c) See (b).

Alternatively switch to Disqus or Facebook comments. Again, there are many extensions that allow you to do this integration with K2 (even our own SocialConnect).

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3 months 1 week ago #176287 by Steven Trooster
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I would like to see an option to turn this url field off. Spammers especially like these kinds of fields to post their malicious websites.

What is the status of the K2 Notify plugin? We really need a new version.

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3 months 6 days ago #176294 by Fotis
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I highly recommend using reCaptcha or (better) Akismet in your comments. Spammers that post suspicious URLs get flagged instantly.

Regarding K2 Notify, I don't see a release before Sept/Oct.

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1 month 16 hours ago #176799 by kesaris
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It's very annoying that I cannot disable immediately the url field in comments.
Fotis you suggested override K2 templates. So I should go extensions // Templates // Templates // CSS // Custom CSS // and then what exactly code shall I write?

Note: I use Joomla.

Thanks in advance,
Angelos

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4 weeks 2 days ago #176806 by Fotis
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3 weeks 2 days ago #176846 by kesaris
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I read it but I didn't undertand!!

Can I create an overight on custom CSS folder? What code shall I add?

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3 weeks 2 days ago #176859 by Fotis
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Use your browser's web inspector to locate the relevant HTML element to hide.

Then add CSS code to visually hide that element from users. You can add that CSS code inside your Joomla template's custom CSS file (if it has one) or the main template.css file (should have one).

If you can point me to a direct URL, I can give you the CSS code to add.

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3 weeks 1 day ago #176871 by kesaris
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Thanks Fotis,

you are a very kind person!
The URL is here, LINK: www.rules-chess-strategies.com/el-gr/blog-gr/739-stratigiki-skaki-3-simantikoi-kanones but you might be a logged-in user to see it I guess.
Can I attach a picture?

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3 weeks 6 hours ago #176877 by Fotis
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Add this CSS code in your template's CSS file:
div.itemCommentsForm form label.formUrl,
div.itemCommentsForm form input#commentURL {display:none;}

This should hide the URL field as you want to.

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