Yii 1.1: comments-module

This module helps to add comments to any instance of CActiveRecord

This module helps to add comments to any instance of CActiveRecord.


tested on Yii 1.1.8


You must create table

  `owner_name` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
  `owner_id` int(12) NOT NULL,
  `comment_id` int(12) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
  `parent_comment_id` int(12) DEFAULT NULL,
  `creator_id` int(12) DEFAULT NULL,
  `user_name` varchar(128) DEFAULT NULL,
  `user_email` varchar(128) DEFAULT NULL,
  `comment_text` text,
  `create_time` int(11) DEFAULT NULL,
  `update_time` int(11) DEFAULT NULL,
  `status` int(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
  PRIMARY KEY (`comment_id`),
  KEY `owner_name` (`owner_name`,`owner_id`)

To add a comment to the model, you need to perform two steps. First step - configure the module in app config:

        //you may override default config for all connecting models
        'defaultModelConfig' => array(
            //only registered users can post comments
            'registeredOnly' => false,
            'useCaptcha' => false,
            //allow comment tree
            'allowSubcommenting' => true,
            //display comments after moderation
            'premoderate' => false,
            //action for postig comment
            'postCommentAction' => 'comments/comment/postComment',
            //super user condition(display comment list in admin view and automoderate comments)
            //order direction for comments
        //the models for commenting
            //model with individual settings
                //config for create link to view model page(page with comments)
            //model with default settings
        //config for user models, which is used in application

Second step - display ECommentListWidget in view for displaying commentable models

$this->widget('comments.widgets.ECommentsListWidget', array(
    'model' => $model,

To manage all comments go to http://yoursite.com/comments.

Total 19 comments

#18795 report it
igishoot at 2015/01/09 09:00pm

I am set db in config/main.php:


Captcha not showed without this two patches: Inside file models/Comment.php this line

$captchaValidator->captchaAction = Yii::app()->urlManager->createUrl(CommentsModule::CAPTCHA_ACTION_ROUTE);

replace to

$captchaValidator->captchaAction = CommentsModule::CAPTCHA_ACTION_ROUTE;

Inside file widgets/views/ECommentsFormWidget.php this line


replace to


I am used this view to test widget on default yii site:

$post = Post::model()->findByPk(1);
$this->widget('comments.widgets.ECommentsListWidget', array(
    'model' => $post,

This module use sql tree like Adjacency list.

#17296 report it
jwerner at 2014/05/20 04:45am
Using ECommentsListWidget in a Form

Hello, very nice extension! I use the ECommentsListWidget in a AR detail view without problems. Now I want to use the widget in the record's form view also.

When I put the widget below the form, I always get a JavaScript error Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function on jQuery('#yw4').commentsList({'dialogTitle':'Add comment','deleteCo....

There is no error when I put the widget before the form.

Any ideas greatly appreciated...

Regards, Joachim

#16612 report it
existente at 2014/03/10 02:50pm
Problem while using this module

Hi everyone! I am trying to use this module and I get a CDbException:

CDbException Description

The table "{{comments}}" for active record class "Comment" cannot be found in the database. Source File


02037: private $_model; 02038: 02039:

#13732 report it
hemc at 2013/06/20 08:02am
How to use widget by ajax request.

I want call the widget in view and load this view file by ajax request. The problem is How to register js by creating unique Id like the widget is doing,

$js = "jQuery('#{$this->id}').commentsList($options);";
Yii::app()->getClientScript()->registerScript(__CLASS__.'#'.$this->id, $js);

Can anyone please tell me how can i achieve it? Thanks in advance

#13541 report it
hemc at 2013/06/05 03:59am
Re: Where to extract

Place it in module folder.

#12374 report it
sanguina at 2013/03/16 10:56pm
Where to extract

For beginners - it would have been great if you had mentioned the folder where we need to extract this module.

Does this go into the modules or extension folder ?

thanks for replying and thanks for the module!

#11485 report it
Saeed Kafrashi at 2013/01/16 07:57am


#11042 report it
lukBB at 2012/12/12 02:57am
just love it

segoddnja you made my day, this module is just great

#10776 report it
Dayak Ngoding at 2012/11/23 12:01am
use comments-module as sub modules

When your module use as child module, it doesn't works. I post the problems and my solution here:


#10197 report it
sirin at 2012/10/10 07:32am
Модели с составными ключами

Подскажите пожалуйста как использовать этот модуль в моделях с составными ключами. По исходникам, как я понимаю, это возможно. А вот как связать в конфиге - непонятно

#9346 report it
lehandr at 2012/08/05 02:08pm
#9345 Porcelanosa

Вот кусок моего файла настроек этого модуля:

//config for user models, which is used in application
//              'emailProperty'=>'email',

где модель User имеет геттер getLink(), который выводит фото пользователя с его ником сразу в виде ссылки. Email не отображается.

#9345 report it
Porcelanosa at 2012/08/05 01:59pm

на 75 строке базового виджета ECommentsBaseWidget Исправила

$cs->registerScriptFile($assets . '/comments.js?'.time(),** CClientScript::POS_END**);

Вроде бы заработало.

А можно ли с помощью настроек убрать email из имен? Или надо править view?

#9344 report it
lehandr at 2012/08/05 01:51pm
#9343 Porcelanosa

Скорее всего, у тебя на странице есть еще как минимум один CHtml::ajax элемент. В этом случае получаем 2 (или больше) элемента с одинаковыми id, а именно с #yw0. Решение: генерируй уникальные id для всех CHtml::ajax-элементов, например с помощью uniqid().

#9343 report it
Porcelanosa at 2012/08/05 01:17pm

Получаю ошибку TypeError: jQuery("#yw0").commentsList is not a function

В FireBug вижу что скрипт подключен с

В чем может быть дело? Thanks

#8970 report it
ram0973 at 2012/07/11 02:11am
A couple of questions
  1. When CSRF Protection is enabled, comment approvement via Ajax is not working for me. How to fix this?
  2. I think sub-commenting level must be limited by 5 for example, otherwise comments will break the page design.
  3. Reply link must be in the comment topic, not in somewhere in the bottom of the tree.
#6147 report it
wisp at 2011/12/15 01:56pm
comment module

I've just completed a similar comment module and.. hehe no just kidding..

Nice approach though, linking comments to a class.

#6129 report it
phreak at 2011/12/15 02:29am
another one

I also have created a comments module, but havent posted it yet :) I has similar approach, but has ajax support ;) It also has callback support, if you want to know when a comment is inserted.

#6126 report it
yiqing95 at 2011/12/14 10:49pm
great! heheeheh actually i recently do the same thing as both of you (cebe and segoddnja)

congrats ! this is badly needed for almost every projects , but need a well wrapper module ,and make it a module is the best way when using it just use a widget as interface. in yiiext early i noticed that there is a commentable behavior but it is needed to inject to models. i don't think it is a good idea. and here is my comment schema:

    parent_id BIGINT NOT NULL DEFAULT 0,
    object_class VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
    object_id INTEGER NOT NULL,
    content TEXT NOT NULL,
    author VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
    author_email VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL DEFAULT '',
    author_url VARCHAR(200),
    author_ip VARCHAR(100),
    user_agent VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
    PRIMARY KEY (id)

by the way , @CeBe did you use the smarty as view render. i read your comment-module in github. what if some project use another viewRender ? i thought yours is more complex for using .

#6125 report it
CeBe at 2011/12/14 08:28pm
Damn crazy world...

I just created an extension for exactly the same approach yesterday! :-) https://github.com/yiiext/comment-module

Edit: it is now here: /extension/comment-module

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