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Comments in RapidWeaver

It's simple to add comments to a RapidWeaver page, there are stacks, widgets and code available for Disqus, Facebook and GooglePlus etc., but those of you that are concerned about GDPR compliance might like to look at the new Comments Stack from Stacks4Stacks.

Will Woodgate's new Comments stack is 100% GDPR compliant, it doesn't collect any personal data and a user can't post a comment until she/he has confirmed their awareness that the comment will be displayed publicly.

Comments doesn't require any server side setup, simply a single line of PHP in your page's Prefix. On-page setup is simple, but that doesn't mean to say that you can't spend time pondering the correct translation to localise field names and error messages, adding custom icons to your rating system, or adding a ist of objectionable words so that you don't have to ban Steve C from your site. And I haven't even mentioned the colour setup yet…
Spammers? No. A maths question is generated for each new comment. The question may be set to simple by choosing a range e.g. between 1 and ten, or complicated by setting a range between 100 and ∞.

Disadvantages? Yes, of course there are disadvantages to not collecting personal data, or using a system such as Disqus…
… your comments are saved to a flat text file in your page's subdirectory. If you wish to reply to the comment, you either need to compose a new post, or open the .txt file with a text editor and add your reply there.
And – due to the fact that you're not asking users to supply a mail address, they can't be notified when you write a reply.

Stack settings
General settings
Database Name
Time Zone
Comment Count

Field Settings
Name Field – Checkbox
Name Label
Name Error
Name Error – When Name exceeds max length
Name Length
Pre Populate – None (default), SiteLok Email, SiteLok First Name, SiteLok Name, SiteLok User Name
Date Stamp/Permalink
Rating Field – Ceckbox
Title Field – Settings as for Name Field
Comment Field – Settings as for Name Field
Verify Field
Verify Label
Maths Label
Maths Error
Reset Button [Label]
Submit Button [Label]
Write Button [Label]
No Comments [Label]

Style Settings
Cards – Checkbox
Card Background; Borders; Padding; Margin; Radius
Colour Settings for all the above fields and buttons

Advanced Settings
Email Notifications – Checkbox
Email Address
Email Subject
Email Body
Markup Ratings CSS
Maths Challenge – Min, Max
Bad Words List – Ask Steve C for a comprehensive list
Convert URLs to Hyperlink
Hide Write Button on Open
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