Exploring Comments and their settings
Any new unread comments will be shown like Notifications in the top right corner of your Dashboard with a corresponding number. You can also check your new unread comments and edit them from:
1) The Quick Links section on the
bottom of your Dashboard
2) The Modules Section on the
Admin Overview bar
3) The Comments Module when you are working in Live Edit
The Settings tab lets you customize comments on your website and additional cosmetic details. No matter if you access it through the Quick Links section or the Modules Section, you will be given the freedom to:
- Allow or Disable comment posting
- Require users to register or log in in order to leave a comment
- Moderate comments before they appear on your website’s interface
- Set the number of comments per page
You can also enable E-mail notifications when new comments are posted on your website.
Super User default style
- Random Color default style. Keep in mind that the colors will change each time the page containing them is revisited
- MW User Picture
- Uploaded Picture according to your preferences
Comments module in Live Edit is a bit different in some ways. It includes a
Skin/Template customization tab which lets you choose between different comment
The Settings tab has completely different functions here:
- You can choose to display comments from different parent pages and posts or sub-pages and posts existing on your website e.g. "Home", "Blog", "Online Shop" (or any other custom posts and pages you’ve created).
- There is a Recent comments display available. A perfect example of utilizing it is creating a sidebar with this option to let visitors know what’s trending on your website.
- The Custom comments option lets you have separate comment fields, each with its distinctive content.
For example: You can make a post "What are your favorite fruits?" and another post "What are your favorite vegetables?", then add two custom comment fields. Thus you will have two simultaneous discussions, each with its distinctive content.
- The last difference to the Settings tab of Quick Links and Modules sections is the option to customize your Form title. For example a "Comments for violins" title of your comments form can be changed to "Let me know what you think of violins".
Aside from these you can also set the number of comments per page or disable new comment posting.