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How Do I Moderate Comments?

Within our WordPress-based platform, there are a variety of options available to you for the purpose of engaging and communicating with your readers.

Comments allow your readers to leave feedback and thoughts, as well as other engagement. 

In order to ensure that the comments that appear on your public blog are on topic, positive, and what you want, you will have several options to moderate those comments.

1. Log into your blog dashboard.

2. Select “Global Settings” from your dashboard menu.

3. Scroll down to “Comment Moderation Settings” and select your desired settings from the options provided.

4. Once you have selected all of your desired settings, scroll to the top of the page and click “Save Changes.”

In conclusion, the steps above allow you to set your comment preferences for your entire blog. The changes you make under "Global Settings" affect your entire blog as a rule.

In addition to setting your moderation preferences, you can manage individual comments by clicking "Comments" from the dashboard menu.

From this page, you have the ability to approve or unapprovedeleteedit, or mark comments as spam by hovering over the comment and selecting from the options that appear below.

This action also gives you the option to easily reply to a comment.

The comment moderation settings you previously saved will directly affect your approval settings on this page.

For example, if you have selected “Comment must be manually approved” in “Global Settings”, new comments will appear as “Pending” until you approve them and the “Unapprove” link (shown in the above picture) will instead say “Approve.”

You can also view the comments as they appear on the actual post by clicking “View Post” to the right of the comment.