5. Managing Comments

One of the great things about a blog is the ability for readers to respond to and interact with both the author and other readers. How do they do this? By commenting, of course!

Comments are enabled by default on a new WordPress blog, but they can be turned off globally or on a per-post level if you want to keep interaction to a minimum. You can also enable comments on static pages.

This chapter will show you how to manage comments on your blog. We’ll also show you how to identify and deal with spam, and walk you through the process of setting up Akismet, a popular spam filter created by the same folks who brought you WordPress.

Enabling and Disabling Comments

You can control who is permitted to comment on your posts and ...

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