Manage your blog's comments

You can manage who can comment and what kinds of comments readers can leave on your blog posts in Blogger. There is no limit to the number of comments you can have in a post.

Manage Blogger comments

Set your Blogger comments settings
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, select Settings > Posts, comments and sharing.
  4. Set your comment location, who can comment on your posts, and other settings:
    • Select Embedded, to allow you or readers to respond to other comments on the post.
    • In “Who Can Comment,” select Registered User to turn on commenting with OpenID and other accounts.
    • Choose how often to approve comments with Comment Moderation.
    • Turn on Backlinks to show all links to your blog post on the Internet.
  5. Click Save settings.

You can also turn on comments settings by post in the Post Editor.

Get an email update for a specific comment thread
  1. Go to the comment thread.
  2. Click Follow by email.

Note: You will not get an email update for backlinks.

Moderate comments

Turn on comment moderation to review comments before publishing.

Note: Only administrators can moderate comments.

Approve or delete a comment

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Comments > Awaiting moderation.
  4. Read the comment and approve, delete, or mark it as spam.

Publish or reject comments from your email

If you enter an email address to manage comments, you will get an email when you get a new comment.

In the email, click Publish or Reject.

If you reject a comment, it will be deleted.
Delete or mark spam comments

You can delete or mark a comment as spam even if it has already been published:

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Comments > Published.
  4. Under the comment, click Delete or Spam to move it to your Spam folder.

To manage your comments in Spam, click Comments > Spam:

  • Comments that are automatically marked as spam will be sent to this folder.
  • If you want a comment to show on your blog, click Not Spam.
Prevent unwanted comments

To prevent automated software from posting spam comments on your blog, you can ask visitors to enter a short code before they can post:

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, click Settings > Posts, comments and sharing.
  4. In "Show word verification," select Yes.

Note: Even if this setting is turned off, some commenters may be asked to enter a code before posting.

We also prevent spam by:
  1. Accepting only five html tags:
    • <a> (for making links)
    • <strong> and <b> (for bold text)
    • <em> and <i> (for italicizing text)
  2. Applying rel="nofollow" tag to all links.

Manage Google+ comments

You can also use Google+ comments in Blogger. Learn how to manage your Google+ comments.

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