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Comments Link Showing Up in Blog Descriptions

vde , November 24 2008, 18:52
vde 4
November 24 2008, 18:52 #17909
Hello, and thanks very much for your great work. We are planning on purchasing the license next week.
I am having a bug where the comments link is showing up where it shouldn't. I have enabled the option to show comments in blog display, and in the section where I have chosen to show comments it is working perfectly (see

Unfortunately, the link to add a new comment is also showing up on all pages in my website that are blog display with a description showing. See, for example,

I see that there are some other posts about comments link showing up where it should not, but this appears to be something different. Basically it is showing up on any blog view page where the description is set to "show". Any advice or help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
vde 4
November 24 2008, 20:10 #17918
Hi Max,

Thank you for your response. I checked the page you sent me to, but my ChronoComments.php does not have

if((JRequest::getVar('option') == 'com_newsfeeds')||(JRequest::getVar('option') == 'com_contact'))return;

You said that if you don't have it, to just add the line after
global $mainframe, $addChronoCommentscripts;

but I do not have that line either!

I am not sure why my ChronoComments.php is so different? Here are the first ten lines of the file for your reference.
// no direct access
defined( '_JEXEC' ) or die( 'Restricted access' );

$mainframe->registerEvent( 'onPrepareContent', 'plgContentChronocomments' );
require_once (JPATH_SITE.DS.'components'.DS.'com_content'.DS.'helpers'.DS.'route.php');

require_once ( JPATH_BASE .DS.'includes'.DS.'defines.php' );
require_once ( JPATH_BASE .DS.'includes'.DS.'framework.php' );
$mainframe =& JFactory::getApplication('site');

function plgContentChronocomments( &$row, &$params, $page=0 )
  global $mainframe;
  JPlugin::loadLanguage( 'com_chronocomments' );
  $uri = & JFactory::getURI();
  $configs = JComponentHelper::getParams('com_chronocomments');
  if((JRequest::getVar('print') == '1')&&($configs->get('disable_onprint') == '1'))return;
  $user = JFactory::getUser();
  $session =& JFactory::getSession();
  // first captcha
  if($configs->get('captcha') == '1'){    
    $alphanum = "ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZ23456789abcdefghijkmnpqrstuvwxyz";
    $rand = substr(str_shuffle($alphanum), 0, 5);
    $session->set("comment_captcha", md5(strtolower($rand)), md5('chrono'));
    $session->set("comment_captcha_orig", $rand, md5('chrono'));

Thanks in advance for all of your help!
admin 32
November 24 2008, 21:02 #17920
ok, just after
global $mainframe;
in your file.
vde 4
November 24 2008, 21:31 #17926
Unfortunately, still no luck. After
global $mainframe;
I inserted
if(!($id || $catid || $sectionid))return;
but what this did was to remove the "Comments" link from both the places I do not want it *and* the places I do want it. Then I replaced
if(!($id || $catid || $sectionid))return;
if(JRequest::getVar('view') == 'category')return;
but it did the same thing -- removed "Comments" link from everywhere.

If you take a look at you will see that it says "Read 0 Comments" under all three blog posts. But when I tried the two different codes you told me, it removed those three links. What I am looking for is a way to keep those three links but at the same time to remove the links which are incorrectly showing up in the "description" headings of other blog layout pages (like the top of

Sorry for the trouble! But I do appreciate the help. Let me know if you have another idea?
vde 4
November 25 2008, 21:34 #18018
SUCCESS!! Thank you. All for that one little piece of code.
For anyone suffering the same problem I was suffering, simply insert
global $mainframe;
admin 32
November 25 2008, 22:23 #18035
Thanks for replying back with the correct solution!