TurboGears2 pluggable application for comments to entities with facebook sharing

turbogears2, application
pip install tgapp-tgcomments==0.2.6


About tgcomments

tgcomments is a Pluggable Comments application for TurboGears2. Comments can be added to any webpage by using the comments_for partial.

TGComments supports Facebook for avatar if the user logged using tgapp-fbauth or if the User model provides a similar interface. Otherwise will fallback to Gravatar.


tgcomments can be installed both from pypi or from bitbucket:

pip install tgapp-tgcomments

should just work for most of the users

Plugging tgcomments

In your application config/ import plug:

from tgext.pluggable import plug

Then at the end of the file call plug with tgcomments:

plug(base_config, 'tgcomments')

To expose comments support for an entity, just call the comments_for(entity)  partial for that entity inside your templates as explained in the Exposed Partials section.

Exposed Partials

tgcomments exposes a bunch of partials which can be used to render pieces of the blogging system anywhere in your application:

  • tgcomments.partials:comments_for(entity)
    Given any SQLAlchemy or Ming entity (instance) which is available inside your application model module it will display a list of comments for that entity with a box to add a new comment.

Provided Options

tgcomments supports a bunch of options that can be passed to the plug call to change its behavior:

  • notify_facebook (default:True) automatically notify on facebook comments that
    the user wrote if he has logged using Facebook
  • allow_anonymous (default:True) allow anonymous users to comment
  • pretty_date a function that will be used to properly format dates (example: "5 minutes ago")
  • get_user_avatar a function that will be used to get the avatar (by default searches for the avatar property, then fallbacks for fb information, then fallbacks gravatar)

Exposed Templates

The templates used by registration and that can be replaced with tgext.pluggable.replace_template are:

  • tgcomments.templates.comments_partial

Available Hooks

TGComments exposes some hooks to configure it's behavior, The hooks that can be used with TurboGears2 register_hook are:

  • tgcomments.before_add(entity, user, kw) - called before adding a comment. kw['body'] can be modified here


  • 0.2.6 - support turbogears 2.4
  • 0.2.3 - added tgcomments.before_add hook
  • 0.2.2 - fixed anon comment creation broken by v0.2.1, used pre instead of div to
    display the comment body, so it keeps newlines
  • 0.2.1 - fixed ming relation with User and added author_username
  • 0.2.0 - introduced compatibility with ming