Managing Trackbacks and Comments

Managing Trackbacks and Comments
11 /13 2014
This page will explain how to delete, approve and just generally manage comments and trackbacks.

Accessing comments and trackbacks to manage them is easy, if you want to manage comments click on Comments in the home menu and to manage trackbacks click on Trackbacks in the home menu, both share a similar interface and the methods for management are almost the same.

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Comments and Comments List

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1. The default number for the comments displayed is 20, but you can choose to display between 10 - 100 per page.



2. Status

The approval status for comments, comments will either be displayed as awaiting approval or approved, but non-public comments will be displayed as being private.

3. Blacklist

The IP address for comments blocked using the Host column will be added to a blacklist.

4. Check box

You can simultaneously delete or approve all comments by using the check boxes. Click on the Select All or Clear All Selected to check or un-check all boxes at once.

Date

This is the time and date of when a trackback or comment was received. You can change the date display to Date Only or Day and Time by clicking on Date at the top of the column.

5. Comment Content

This button allows you to check the content of a comment, comments with a key icon are secret comments and can only be read by the blog administrator.

6. Delete a Comment

To delete a comment click on the X in the Del. column. Please remember that deleted comments cannot be restored.

7. Email Icon

An envelope next to a comment indicates that the poster has attached their email address, by clicking on the envelope your email service will open and you can reply to them.

Accept or Deny

Denying a comment will mean that spam and other unwanted comments from the same source will not reach you. By clicking on Deny and confirming it, the comment will be displayed as being denied and the host of the comment will be added to a blacklist. (Comments that have already reached you must be deleted)
Clicking on the deny button again will remove the block on the host and you will be able to receive comments from that source again.

Host

Clicking on Host will display the comment poster's host.

Approve

Click on Settings > Blog Settings > Comment Settings and set Display received comments to Display received comments after approval. With this setting, comments will not be displayed until they are approved and will be displayed on your Comment screen as Waiting Approval.

Managing Trackbacks

1. Number of Trackbacks Displayed

The default number for the trackbacks displayed is 20, but you can choose to display between 10 - 100 per page.

2. Status

Trackbacks will either be displayed as awaiting approval or approved, but non-public trackbacks will be displayed as being private.

3. Check box

You can simultaneously delete or approve all trackbacks by using the check boxes. Click on the Select All or Clear All Selected to check or un-check all boxes at once.

Date

The time and date of when a trackback or comment was received will be displayed in the Date column. You can change the date display to Date Only or Day and Time by clicking on Date at the top of the column.

4. Trackback Content

Check the content of a trackback that you have received.

5. Trackback Receive Settings

Blocking a trackback will mean that all spam and unwanted messages from the same source will be blocked.

6. Delete a Trackback

To delete a trackback click on the X in the Del. column. Please remember that deleted trackbacks cannot be restored.
*Once a trackback has been blocked it will be displayed as being blocked in the Host column and the host will be added to a blacklist. Any future trackbacks from the IP of the blocked trackback will also be blocked, but existing trackbacks must automatically be removed. To unblock a trackback, just click on the "Blocked" button again.

Host

Clicking on Host will display the host of the platform a trackback was sent from.

Approval

Trackbacks will not appear on your blog if you have set it so that they appear only after approval. To change this setting go to Settings > Blog Settings > Trackback Settings and change the Approval Settings as required. Trackbacks will display as "Awaiting Approval" if there is no new post for one month.

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