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Comments need moderation before appearing... (5 posts)

  1. Bliss7
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi all,

    My comments seem to be getting out of hand sometimes, and I wish to make them ALL pend for moderation before appearing.

    This might be an easy question, but I've read before that the comment moderation feature in WP does not work 100%. Also, from what I've tried, its true that many of the comments just appear without my permission!

    How do I force ALL the legit comments to go into moderation, and for the spammy ones to go straight to the spam box?

    Thanks for replies.

  2. Len
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    "Also, from what I've tried, its true that many of the comments just appear without my permission!"

    I've not encountered that. Go to Options>Discussions and look for,

    Before a comment appears:

    • An administrator must always approve the comment
    • Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
    • Comment author must have a previously approved comment

    Select whatever combination you wish. I think it is self-explanatory. There are also several excellent spam filter plugins such as Akismet and SpamKarma.

  3. Bliss7
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    "Comment author must have a previously approved comment"

    I never implemented this, is it a must in order for the comments to be auto-queued for moderation?

    I've checked the other 2 options, but it didn't stop every comment from being moderated, only some...and the rest get caught by Akismet and Spam Karma.

    P.S: Some comments are aimed sarcastic, snide remarks, and that's why I don't want them appearing, lol.

    Thanks

  4. Len
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That option will hold a comment for moderation unless the person leaving the comment has had at least one comment accepted by you.

    Personally I go with "An administrator must always approve the comment" but I have no idea why it doesn't work for you.

  5. Bliss7
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Maybe I'm having the problem like this person:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/128455

    but all this while, I just let it ride. Lately, the comments need to be moderated, and that's when the problem arises again.

    I know I check all the boxes I should check, but...doesn't work.

    In that case above, she used Spam Karma and forced every comment into moderation; I thought my WP should be capable of this without an external plugin...;/

    Puzzled.

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