Comment Moderation and Settings In WordPress


Comments play a very important role in any blog. Comments are basically views and opinions expressed by readers about a particular post. Now as a former user you might be familiar with comment moderations and its various options.

How it works with Blogger!

In we have two options for comments, one is under Settings -> Comments menu and other is under Posting -> Comments.

How it works with WordPress!

  • For Comments moderation in WordPress, click on Comments menu.
  • You will get a list of comments of your blog posts with Author identity and on which post comments are posted.

  • The options are to approve, edit, reply, spam and trash any comments when we hover over with the mouse on comment.
  • You can also search comments.

Click on Settings -> Discussion menu to get all the settings about comments.

Related Settings

  • Default article settings : Notify blogs linked from the article, pingbacks and trackbacks, allow comments.
  • Other comment settings : Name and email is required, user has to be logged in for posting comments. Comments are closed automatically and so on.
  • E-mail me whenever : Notification through email is sent whenever a comment is posted or when a comment is held for moderation.
  • Comment Moderation : You can add URL, email id or IP address in text area to do comment moderation, it will show all the comments in comments menu.
  • Comment Blacklist : You can add URL, email id or IP address in text area to span comments.
  • Avatar : Avatar is user profile picture that will be shown with comments. You can select the default Avatar for those who doesn’t registered in

Bonus Tips

Every WordPress blog has Akismet plugin is also useful for comment moderation. All you need to do is activate it and get your API key from


When it comes to Comment management with WordPress compared to there are many similarities. Almost all blogger features regarding comments are present with WordPress. WordPress does give a great way to control spam through comments with features like Comment Moderation and Comment Blacklist as explained above.