Monday, November 12, 2012

Adjusting Comment Settings with Blogger

Here is how you change your comment settings with Blogger. Click the images below to enlarge. To set controls over your comments click Posts and Comments under Settings on your Blogger Dashboard.
Comment Settings Adjustment
I recommend that you select Anyone or Registered User for Who can comment?
For Comment Moderation select Always. You can add your email address into the box I have highlighted and you will be alerted when there are new comments to approve.
PLEASE select No for Show word verification. ,
You can even add in a message for your Comment Form Message.
Customize the Name of your Comments
You can change the word comments to something else if you want. Go to the layout on your blog and then click edit on the Blog Posts box. The window above will pop up and I have pointed out where you can change the name of comments.
Update your No-Reply Status
You should also have your email address linked to your profile so that people can contact you and respond to your comments via email. You do this by clicking on your profile. You will see an Edit Profile (orange) box up on the right. Click that and then click Show my email address, and scroll down to the bottom to save.

Check out the following for suggestions on getting more comments~

9 comments:

Erin said...

I just came across this on a search for modifying comments in Blogger...thanks for the tips!!

WRBC - The Happy Campers said...

Great tips! Stuff I needed to do and didn't even know it. Thanks for sharing!

~Amy~ said...

Awesome! I would have never known how to change any of that stuff without you! :) Thanks!

Sinea said...

Diana, these tips are awesome. Thank you so much for caring enough to share them with us. I never thought about the verification code being a barrier to some. I love comments and don't want to discourage anyone from leaving one! :)

Sinea said...

Diana...when I went into my Blogger settings to be certain that I allow emails (I do) I realized that my main blog, Ducks 'n a Row, doesn't show in the list because I had to change the name to "." That's right, a period. No name. The reason for it is that a friend designed my header and adding the name printed the words right over the graphics he did for me. So I cheated the system. I made the name one period, no words.

Also, you'll notice that I have a white background on both of my blogs. I made the text color of the date white, too. I wanted to remove the dates so that my posts would be "evergreen". The dates can be found in the archive or by looking at the URL but not on the post itself. I was very proud of myself when I thought of that one and it worked.
:)

Krystal said...

Wow, thanks for the great info! I hadn't realised word verification was active on my blog and now removed it!

~ Darlene said...

Thanks for the tips!! I can use many!!! I am your newest follower...please come see me too!

~ Darlene
www.MyHoneyBunch.CO