February 11th, 2013
yvComment is native Joomla! 2.5 (and Joomla! 1.5 – 1.7 – download older packages!) Commenting solution, it is well documented and free.
It has two required parts (i.e., extensions): component + plugin. It also has a lot of optional extensions, including Module, Community Builder plugin, Content Subscription plugin and 35 Language packs, so the resulting solution may be very simple or more complex – it’s up to you.
yvComment supports Captcha (secret word) extensions, Smileys, BBCodes, WYSIWYG editor, Community Builder, JNews and many content plugins and tools designed to work with Articles of Joomla! (e.g. GeSHi). yvComment allows users to add Comments to Articles (and optionally Comments to Comments also). Comments may be stored in the same database table used by content (where they are treated as a special type of Article), or in their own table. (Read more on the Homepage).
February 2013 v.2.1.0
^ Updated for Joomla! v.2.5. No “strict standards” warnings any more.
+ Added support for the native Joomla! v.2.5 Captcha plugin (ReCaptcha)