Setting up blog comments
There are a few steps involved in getting your blog comments setup and active. While unfortunately it does require a little bit of work to get this going, your security is most important, and the way this has been setup is for security and to stop spammers. Unfortunately spammers love to target blog comments and without this protection, it can literally mean you have a thousand spam comments in a few hours.
The good news is you only need to set these up once.
The first thing you need to do is setup Google reCaptcha under your settings. Google reCaptcha protects both website forms on your site as well as blog comments spam particularly from bots posting automatic comments..
Instructions for setting up Google reCaptcha can be found here.
- Go to Blog settings: Top menu > More > Administration > Settings > Blog
- Scroll down to ‘Comments’ settings
- Click ‘Activate comments’
- Select Approval type (please note you can switch these at any time):
- Automatic: this is where a comment will automatically appear on the blog
- Admin required: this is where you will need to review a comment before it appears live
Important notes: Under both approval conditions you’ll receive an email notification to your subscriber email address to let you know a comment has been submitted and on what page. Depending on the nature of your posts as to whether you want to have automatic or admin approval selected. If you are not sure what types of comments you may get, we recommend choosing ‘Admin required’ just to be sure no unwanted comments appear on your blog for everyone to see.
At this time Limecube does not allow guest comments to be left. This is completely for your protection to stop spammers and trolls from leaving spam or hateful comments.
Step 3 is setting up social login buttons. Click here to find out how.