Understanding Comments in WordPress

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Comments allow your readers to share their thoughts on your blog posts. As a WordPress user, comments are automatically enabled on your blog.

Some Say Commenting is Dead

There has been a debate on whether or not you should disable comments on your blog. Some people believe that blog commenting is dead, and conversations are now taking place on social media, not blogs.

While I do agree that people are commenting on blogs a lot less than they used to, blog commenting is definitely not dead.

I love having comments enabled on my blog because they allow me to connect with my readers and receive helpful feedback on my blog posts.

Managing Your Comments

To manage your comments, in your dashboard, click on Comments.

COMMENT LINK

You’ll then be taken to a page that gives you the ability to reply to comments, edit comments, approve or unapprove comments, mark comments as spam, and delete comments.

COMMENTS

When you hover over a row in the Comments section, 6 links will appear.

  • Unapprove/Approve: Allows you to unapprove a comment (this will stop it from being displayed on your site), or approve a comment (allows the comment to be displayed on your site).
  • Reply: Allows you to reply to the comment.
  • Quick Edit: Allows you to edit the comment quickly. You can edit the comment itself, along with the Name, Email, or URL.
  • Edit: You can edit the comment itself, along with the Name, Email, or URL. You can also change the status of the comment (approved, pending, spam) and move the comment to the trash.
  • Spam: You can mark the comment as spam.
  • Trash: You can send the comment to the trash.

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