myMOOT Plugin

myMOOTmyMOOT is my latest FREE Joomla Plugin. So, what is MOOT? Two weeks ago I would have asked the very same question until a friend introduced me to this amazing free on-line forum and commenting system called... MOOT. One of the biggest challenges in running a website where support or commenting is needed or required is finding the right Joomla software application that does not demand daily hands-on management just to keep it live. With MOOT, you get both a forum application and a commenting system without all the hassle. All you need to do is create a MOOT account, configure it and use myMOOT to bridge MOOT and your Joomla website seamlessly.

Downloading and installing myMOOT into your Joomla website is super easy. As a Joomla Plug-in, myMOOT is always standing ready when you use the custom plug-in tag inside your content pages. You can style how your MOOT forum and commenting system looks within the Plug-in options using the custom colorpicker feature and your imagination. So, let's get down to business and pass along how all this is done...

  1. First, create a MOOT account by CLICKING HERE.
  2. Configure your MOOT account & settings.
  3. Download and install myMOOT Plug-in.
  4. Enable myMOOT Plug-in from your 'Content' Joomla Plug-ins.
  5. In the Plug-in Options, set the options to meet your needs.
  6. Save & Close your myMOOT Plug-in.

DONE... well almost!

To create your forum page, create a new Article and inside your text editor type in;
{mymoot }YOUR_MOOT_ACCOUNT_NAME{/mymoot }
Please, do not include ANY SPACES inside your tags
Save this article and finally, create a menu pointing to this article.
DONE... I promise!

To create a commenting system inside any existing or new article type in;
{mymoot }YOUR_MOOT_ACCOUNT_NAME/ARTICLE_NAME{/mymoot }
Please, do not include ANY SPACES inside your tags
Save this article and go have a look!

If you want detailed information on MOOT, they offer an extensive documentation section on their website.

PLUG-IN SETTINGS & OPTIONS:myMOOT Plugin Options
Your MOOT Question:
Type in a question statement that will show in your forum & comment box.
MOOT Background Color: Select your MOOT background color style. Type in none for transparent.
MOOT Hilite Color: Select your MOOT hilight color style. Type in none for transparent.
MOOT Header Color: Select your MOOT header color style. Type in none for transparent.
MOOT Sidebar Color: Select your MOOT sidebar color style. Type in none for transparent.
MOOT Text Hover Color: Select your MOOT text hover (mouseover) color style. Type in none for transparent.
Your MOOT Font Size: Adjust the font size (in PX) for your MOOT.
Your MOOT Font Style: Select what font style you wish to use from the drop-down options.