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Approval for comments not working (7 posts)

  1. kappaluppa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    All of a sudden (isn't that how it goes...) the requirement to approve all comments is not working. In Options --> Discussion I have the following checked:

    * Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)
    * Allow link notifications from other Weblogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)
    * Allow people to post comments on the article

    E-mail me whenever:

    * Anyone posts a comment
    * A comment is held for moderation

    Before a comment appears:

    * An administrator must approve the comment (regardless of any matches below)
    * Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
    * Comment author must have a previously approved comment

    ----
    And, I've added simple words to the comment moderation section in hopes it would block auto posting of the comments.

    But the comments still automatically go up.

    Any ideas out there?

    Thanks,
    K

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Spam comments?

    Install or activate either Spam Karma 2 or Akismet.

    Then go get Bad Behavior and activate it too.

    http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma/
    http://akismet.com/
    http://akismet.com/

  3. kappaluppa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, this does not have to do with spam.
    I want ALL comments held for moderation and have that box checked, but comments are still coming through without authorization.

  4. vectorboy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Maybe you can try to update the .htaccess ...
    Good luck!
    vectorboy

  5. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Alas, .htaccess changes won't help ensure that comments are held for moderation.

    Just for grins, what happens if you uncheck
    * Comment author must have a previously approved comment

  6. kappaluppa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I tried both already - updating .htaccess AND using the 'reverse psychology' on the check boxes. and no go. I'm checking my db in phpMyAdmin, maybe the changes are not getting there.
    K <------------ puzzled and crossing fingers

  7. katford728
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm also having this problem. This worked fine before our blog went up today, but when it went live, this feature was not functioning. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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