Collecting Comments on Google Sites Pages

posted Sep 10, 2010, 4:25 AM by Tom Pedersen   [ updated Jun 11, 2014, 4:46 AM ]
There doesn't appear to be an built-in mechanism for collecting guest/visitor comments on Google Sites pages (Announcement Template).  There DOES seem to be plenty of opinions and  alternates in Google gadget land, but few that seemed solid.  

I settled on HTML Comment Box here because it satisfied my meager set of requirements, most notably SIMPLICITY with moderation capabilities.  Setup is easy - pretty much a cut-n-paste experience.  It's also a nice cloud-based application, which seemed well-built/maintained by a reputable company -  plus FREE for low usage sites for now.  A good start for this type of site. 

Setup Notes/Tips/Hints for Google Site users (including all Alexes):
  1. Start with www.htmlcommentbox.com setup - make sure you are logged in on Accounts page 
  2. Read "Options" section CAREFULLY - especially areas marked "(required for Google Sites)"!
    Make sure you fill out Options section including Page URL BEFORE you copy the code
  3. Paste the code into your google sites page using the Code Wrapper gadget.  Follow 9-step instructions on this page, if necessary

    That's it (again)

As always, it's what I found, I hope it helps .... Take it or Leave it!  OR LEAVE A COMMENT!