All of the configuration options for the Laravel Comments are stored in config/comments.php. You may also change the options from the Settings page in the admin panel.

Notice: The options from the admin panel will always have priority over the one from the file.


Add "marwelln/recaptcha" : "~2.0" to your composer.json file and run composer install.

Add 'Marwelln\Recaptcha\RecaptchaServiceProvider' to your providers array in config/app.php.

Run php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Marwelln\Recaptcha\RecaptchaServiceProvider".

Get your recaptcha keys at and copy them in config/recaptcha.php.

Now you can enable the captcha option in config/comments.php or from the Settings page under the Protection tab.

Real Time

If you wish to enable real time comments, you need to have a broadcast driver configured (works with Pusher and Redis with Socket.IO).

When using the Redis driver, you must have Node server with Socket.IO running and add it to your redis connection in config/broadcasting.php.

'redis' => [
    'driver'     => 'redis',
    'connection' => 'default',
    'socket'     => 'http://localhost:3000', // <=

To run the Node socket, download the scoket.js file and run node socket.js.

Learn more about broadcasting events in Laravel.


The script uses the TextFormatter package and allows you to highly customize the comment formatter.
By default you have some options to choose from, but if you want to add even more options you can configure the formatter however you want using the Hazzard\Comments\Events\FormatterConfigurator event:

First define a listener, then register it in the EventServiceProvider.



protected $listen = [
    'Hazzard\Comments\Events\FormatterConfigurator' => [



namespace App\Listeners;

use s9e\TextFormatter\Configurator;
use Hazzard\Comments\Events\FormatterConfigurator;

class ConfigureFormatter
    * Create the event listener.
    * @return void
   public function __construct()

    * Handle the event.
    * @param  FormatterConfigurator $event
    * @return void
   public function handle(FormatterConfigurator $event)
       // Access the configurator using $event->configurator...

       $event->configurator->Emoticons->add(':)', '&#x1f604;');

Learn more about the TextFormatter.

Notice: Each time you change something related to the formatter, you must run php artisan cache:clear to clear the formatter configuration cache.