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Building Websites with ExpressionEngine 2 by Leonard Murphy

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Allowing comments on your entries

Comments are one of the easiest ways for visitors to interact with your site. They are also an easy way to attract spammers, who will be glad to leave hundreds of comments linking to websites of dubious quality. Luckily, ExpressionEngine includes features designed to prevent abuse.

Preventing comment spam

  1. Comment preferences are set on a per-channel basis, allowing you to have different preferences for different channels (although when you create a new channel, you can copy the preferences from an existing channel to make things simpler). Go to Admin | Channel Administration | Channels and select Edit Preferences for the FAQs channel.
  2. Here are all the aspects of the channel that you can fine-tune, organized into ...

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