Fast Comments for elgg

One of the things that users dislike is a slow site. Imagine a site that every time you post a comment has to reload the entire page and takes forever to load. It will drive users away very quickly. In this article, I will give you a step-by-step guide on how to enable fast comments in elggOverview

Elgg site owners are always for a way to increase the loading speed. Users leave sites that are slow to load or takes a considerable amount of time for posting a comment. Ajax (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) is a client-side script that communicates back and forth with a server or database without doing a complete page refresh and just updating parts of a web page. There has been some efforts in improving the commenting system in elgg, and one of them is the galliComments, which decreases server load thanks to Ajax.

Benefits of Using Ajax

AJAX provides several benefits, such as:

  • Reduce traffic between client and server
  • Response time increases
  • Better site performance and speed
  • Better user interactivity
  • Reduce server load
  • Improves the flow of communication of the elgg comments system
  • Minimal transfer of data

Getting Started

1. Download galliComments for elgg.

Note: Select the release compatible with your elgg site.

2. Upload & Install the plugin. If you do not know how to do this, please read this article.

3. Log into your site with the Administrator account, and open the Admin Dashboard.

4. Go to menu “Configure -> Plugins“:

menu configure plugins elgg admin

5. Find the “galliComments 10.1” plugin and activate it:

gallicomments activate elgg plugin arvixe tutorials6. After activating the plugin, anyone will be able to post a comment or several comments without reloading the entire page. This will improve the loading speed and reduce the server load of elgg networks with intensive user interaction.

This Concludes Fast Comments for elgg

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