Speak Freely

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Allows anonymous (not logged in) users to comment on public content.

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1.81.3 (15.91 kB)2012-Jul-03
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Creates a sandboxed user for all anonymous comments.

User icon, and display name can be edited through the admin interface.

Displays comment form on public content even when logged out

Anonymous comments protected by reCaptcha - enabled by default

reCaptcha can be toggled on/off, theme can selected in admin settings

reCaptcha API keys editable on admin settings - remember to get your own unique keys

Works for any content that allows comments

Safe to enable/disable!


Funding for this work has been provided through Athabasca University (championed by Dr. Jon Dron) with development support from Anethum Corporation.


Note that this plugin has been superceded by https://elgg.org/plugins/2372473 as of Elgg 1.9

Matt Beckett

I'm a self-employed web developer, family man, nerd, scuba diver. Manager/maintainer of this elgg community site, and core Elgg development team member.

Project Info


  • Category: Communication
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2015-9-26
  • Downloads: 2921
  • Recommendations: 10

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