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[resolved] Securing comments (7 posts)

  1. alternc0
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there a way to secure the blog so all comments and entries require approval from the admin?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes.
    1. Comments. Study your own admin panel. There is a lot of stuff under Options > Discussion.
    2. Posts (if you meant that by "entries"). Make them "Contributors" = they can write but not publish.

    And for general knowledge read the Codex

  3. alternc0
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've been up and down the Discussion Options and have both options under E-mail checked off and also under "Before a comment apprears", checked off "An Administrator must approve ...", yet when I go to the site as an average user and enter a comment, it appears immediately.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nah... Only the commenter sees it (in better designed themes there is also a warning that the comment is in moderation). Nobody else is seeing it.

  5. alternc0
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So, what you are saying is, if I go to a different computer I will not see the new comment?!

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah. I just checked to be sure (though I knew it usually behaves like that).

    More: Not logged in as admin, just as a visitor - do you see my test comment???

  7. alternc0
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Actually, while you were entering, I displayed the site on my sons computer and my comment was not visible, as your was not either. Thanks for your help.

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