Comments in WordPress

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Comments let your website’s visitors have a discussion with you and each other. When you activate comments on a Page or post, WordPress inserts several text boxes after your content where users may submit their comments. When you approve a comment, it appears underneath your content. WordPress provides a thorough set of options to build a community from the visitors to your site.

Depending on your site’s settings, comments may display slightly differently from site to site.

The main comment form includes:

  • Comment
  • Name
  • Email
  • Website

When a visitor submits his or her comment, WordPress follows your preferences. So it either holds the comment for your approval or posts it immediately.

Before you enable comments on posts or Page, you should review the options under Settings > Discussion can help make your life as a moderator easier. Settings > Discussion contains a list of options that can change how WordPress processes comments. Experimenting with these settings can be helpful for you in finding a balance between restricting comments to reduce the amount of spam or less-relevant comments you receive and encouraging your users to actively participate on your site.

Enable Comments

Once you have decided on your discussion options, you can enable comments. If you chose not to enable comments on all articles automatically, you may turn on comments for a specific post or Page in several ways.

After navigating to the editing screen for the post or Page you want to add comments to, find the “Discussion” box and check “Allow Comments.” You can save your changes by clicking “Publish”, “Save Draft” or “Update.”

You should navigate to the Posts or Pages screen. In the list of Pages or posts, find the one you need and hover your cursor over the title of the post. Several links appear underneath the title. just click “Quick Edit” and check “Allow Comments.” Click “Update” to turn comments on for that post.

Multiple

For Multiple posts and Pages, from the Posts/Pages screen, just check the boxes next to the posts or Pages on which you want to enable comments. Select “Edit” from the “Bulk Edit” Dropdown box and click Apply. Then, select “Allow” next in the Comments drowdown box and finish by clicking “update.”

Comments Status

After you start receiving comments on your site, you can check the status of comments quickly by looking at the dashboard, the admin bar, or the left navigation menu. When you log in, the dashboard’s “Activity” box will show you the status of your comments. Just hover over a comment to see your moderation options. From “Activity – Comments” you may approve, reply, edit, mark as spam, or trash comments. Or else, you can look to see if there is a number next to the comment bubble in the admin bar or “Comments” in the left navigation. This number shows how many pending comments require your attention.

Moderating your users’ comments is a simple process in WordPress. The Comments Screen lays out the basic information on each comment and lets you decide what to do with it.

The Comments screen is divided into three columns: Author, Comment and In Response To. Each of these provide you with a different category of information about a particular comment.

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