WordPress Comments allow your website’s visitors to 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 can submit their comments. Once you approve a comment, it appears underneath your content. Whether you want to customize how you receive comments or tweak how your site displays comments, WordPress provides a thorough set of options to build a community from the visitors to your site.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to Add, Edit and Moderate WordPress Comments in details.
You will learn how to Add Comments in WordPress. Adding comments allows your visitors to have a discussion with you. Comments are approved by the admin and then posted to be discussed further.
Following are the steps to add comments to your blog posts.
Step 1 − Click on Pages → All Pages in WordPress.
Step 2 − The list of pages created in WordPress will get displayed. Select any of the pages you want to add comments to.
Step 3 − To add a comment on this page, click on Screen options present at the top right hand corner.
Step 4 − The dropdown list of Screen Option gets displayed. Check the Discussion and Comments box.
Step 5 − You can now view the Discussion and Comments box at the bottom of your page.
In the Discussion section, there are two options present
- Allow Comments − Allows visitors to comment on your blog posts and pages.
- Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page − Allows visitors to give pings and trackbacks.
In the Comment section, you can add comments by clicking on Add Comment button.
Step 6 − Click on Update button after adding the comment box.
In Edit Comments, You will learn about how to Edit comments in WordPress. Editing comments can be done only by the admin.
Following are the steps to Edit Comments in WordPress.
Step 1 − Click on Comments in WordPress.
Step 2 − You can view the comments list for the various pages. Select any comment, you want to edit. Click on edit.
Step 3 − The Edit comment page gets displayed. You can edit the comment and click on Update Button.
Here you can edit the name, e-mail, URL or the comment from the comment box.
Now You will learn how to Moderate Comments in WordPress. Comment moderation is a process where, when visitors comment on posts, the comment is not published directly until and unless it is approved by the admin to be posted. It manages your comments so that there is no comment spamming.
Step 1 − Click on Settings → Discussion in WordPress.
Step 2 − The Discussion Setting page gets displayed.
In the Comment Moderation field, enter those words or URLs you do not want any visitor to add comments. Whenever a visitor gives any comments it would be moderated by the admin first and then published.
Step 3 − Click on Save Changes.