Knowledgebase: Blog Module
Blog Comments
Posted by on 21 December 2010 02:42 PM

Comments:

One of the most interesting aspects of a blog is the ability for a reader to leave a comment. Many times comments can extend the interest of a blog into many weeks of “back and forth” communication. Of course, along with comments comes the need for a watchful eye and the ability to edit or delete comments quickly – especially if there are comments made by “uninvited” readers. The Blog module provides methods for dealing with this problem.

Click the “Configuration” button at the top of the page to set the comments settings and some additional settings for the blog.

  • Enable Comments - Click the “Enable comments” check box to allow visitors to comment about the messages you post in your blog. If you would like to avoid comments, un-check this box.
  • Disable E-mail Notifications - By default, after a comment is made, you are immediately notified via.  If you do not wish to be notified about comments, click the “Disable E-mail notifications” to turn this feature off.
  • Comments Display Mode - The “Comments Display Mode” dropdown box determines at what point a comment will be available to the public. You can choose to have the comments immediately available by selecting “Display Automatically” or you can choose to have the comments verified by you first by selecting “Display when accepted”. The “Do not display” option is available for accepting comments, but not showing them on the website.
  • Items Per Page - Enter the number of comments you would like to allow per page
  • Verification Image - check the “Verification Image” box to require verification before posting.

Click “Save changes” after all information has been entered.

*Tip: If you are concerned about people leaving unwanted comments in your blog, select the “Display when accepted” option for the Comments Display Mode.  This way you can make sure only acceptable comments will be shown on your website.

*Tip 2: Spam is a big problem these days and one way spammers like to send spam is using software to search the internet looking for forms.  The software then fills out the form with the spam message and submits it.  Using the “Verification Code” option in the blog prevents spam software from being able to submit their spam through your blog comment form.  We highly recommend using the verification code option.