How can I manage comments on my WordPress site?

Comments are written by your readers, but you can manage them by clicking on Comments in the left-hand menu of the main WordPress Admin Panel. This will give you a list of comments that have been sent by readers.

If a new comment arrives on your site, it will not be published immediately—you have to approve it first. It will not surprise you to learn that most comments on WordPress are spam; however, we have spam filters installed on the Commons. This should take care of the worst of it, but you can delete any spam messages or mark them as spam.

If you place your cursor over any comment on the list, you’ll see a set of options appear below the preview of the comment’s text. This is where you can Approve a comment, Trash it, or mark it as Spam. After you approve a comment it will be published at the bottom of the corresponding post or page.