Comments: Approve, Follow Up or Trash?

The family of Tarek RABAA demands his release and criticizes those who publicize distorted news about his trialYou are the administrator of your student blog so you have the power and responsibility to approve (or not) all comments submitted by your readers. Also, if a reader submits a comment that needs improvement, consider contacting them to give them suggestions. (Refer to your post or page about comments)


  • Moderating Comments
  • Comment Email Notifications
  • Check your Comments Setting (image)
  • Disabling Comments 


Your blog is automatically set to allow comments to be left on posts and pages and you can approve or trash (delete) any comments left on your blog. 

You can change these settings and have comments appear with or without your approval. Your choices are…

An administrator must always approve the comment. (RECOMMENDED!)

This means you (the administrator of your blog) must approve any comments to appear on your blog.

Comment author must have a previously approved comment.

This means once you approve a visitor’s comment, any other comments they make on your blog will be published without your approval. 

**Note: Any comments or replies you leave on your OWN blog will not need to be approved. They will automatically be published. 

 adapted from Edublogs: Moderating Comments


Your blog is automatically set up to send you an email when a comment needs approval (moderation) and/or it is published. This is based on your setting for comment moderation described above (#1 = approve all comments or #2-approve only first comment).

**If you can’t decide whether to approve a comment or not, you can wait until you can talk to an adult. You don’t have to decide as soon as you get the email notification.

About the Comment moderation email (#1 and #2)

The comment moderation email has all of the information about the comment including the title, author, email, URL, IP address, comment contents, and links to approve, trash, or mark the comment as spam.

Click here to see an example of a comment moderation email and your options. 

About the Comment notification email (#2)

The comment notification email has all of the information about the comment including the title, author, email, URL, IP address, comment contents, and links to permalink, trash it or spam it.

Click here to see an example of a comment notification email and your options.

adapted from Edublogs: Comment Notification Email 

(click on image to see larger version) 


Comments are allowed on your pages and posts automatically. However, these settings can be changed.

Using Quick Edit to Disable Comments

Quick Edit opens the post options letting you configure features such as title, status, passwords, categories, tags comments and the timestamp without having to edit the full post.

You can disable comments using Quick Edit by:

1.  Going to to either Posts > All Posts or Pages > All Pages

2.  Locate the post or page you want to disable comments on

3.  Hover over it’s title to bring up it’s action menu.

4.  Click on Quick Edit, deselect ‘Allow Comments’ and then click on Update. 

adapted from Edublogs: Disabling Comments

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