Managing and disabling comments in NUsites

Comments are enabled by default on NUsites. You can modify which posts accept comments and how comments are moderated.

Changing the site-wide comment settings

  1. Access your site's Dashboard.
  2. In the left menu, click Settings, then Discussion.
  3. Under Default Article Settings, you can adjust the default comment setting by unchecking Allow people to post comments on new articles.

Enabling and disabling comments on individual posts

If you’d like, you can override the default comment setting on individual posts.
  1. Access your site's Dashboard.
  2. In the left menu, click Posts, then All Posts.
  3. Hover on the name of the post you’d like to adjust.
  4. Select Quick Edit
  5. Find the checkbox that says Allow Comments and check or uncheck the box to enable or disable comments for that post.

Enabling and disabling comments multiple posts

  1. Access your site's Dashboard.
  2. In the left menu, click Posts, then All Posts.
  3. Click the checkbox on the post(s) you’d like to adjust.
  4. Using the Bulk Actions dropdown, select Edit and click Apply to open the Bulk Editor.
  5. Find the Comments dropdown selector in the Bulk Editor and choose Allow or Do Not Allow
  6. Click Update

Comment Moderation

You can require approval before comments are published to your posts using these instructions:
  1. Access your site's Dashboard.
  2. In the left menu, click Settings, then Discussion
  3. Under Before A Comment Appears there are two options for handling new comments:
    • Comment Must Be Manually Approved
    • Comment Author Must Have A Previously Approved Comment
To approve a comment when moderation is enabled:
  1. Access your site's Dashboard.
  2. In the left menu, click Settings, then Discussion
  3. In the left menu, click Comments
  4. In the comments table, hover on a comment to reveal its options:
    • You may Approve, Reply To, Edit, or Trash these comments.

For additional assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) option 2, or consultant@northwestern.edu.




Keywords:enable approve reply   Doc ID:77288
Owner:TSS Tier 2 .Group:Northwestern
Created:2017-10-11 08:21 CDTUpdated:2019-04-02 14:44 CDT
Sites:Northwestern
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