Monday in class, you commented on one another’s blog posts. I noticed that most of those comments didn’t show up on your blogs. This is probably because of the settings in WordPress. Let’s change that.

Log in to your WordPress account and select your blog. In the Dashboard, go to Comments in the left sidebar. If there’s a comment sitting there, Approve it. Now, it should show up underneath your blog post.

Also, change the settings to make commenting easier and to avoid having to approve each comment: In the Dashboard, go to Settings > Discussion.

  • In the section “Default article settings,” make sure “Allow people to post comments on new articles” is checked.
  • In the section “Other comment settings,” uncheck “Comment author must fill out name and e-mail” and “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” (if they’re not already unchecked).
  • In the section “Before a comment appears,” uncheck the options for “An administrator must always approve the comment” and “Comment author must have a previously approved comment” (if they’re not already unchecked).

I think this should make the comments show up. Don’t worry. If a stranger stumbles upon your blog and leaves a weird comment, you’ll always be able to delete it.

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  1. […] so that comments appear automatically and don’t have to go through moderation. See the post on the course blog from earlier this week for details. Comments are meaningless if they just sit around waiting to be approved and never show […]