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Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes by Kreg Steppe, Chuck Tomasi

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Lesson 5. Managing Comments

In this lesson, you learn what comments are, whether to allow them, and if you allow them, some best practices for managing your feedback.

Understanding Comments

One of the most exciting aspects of blogging is receiving comments. Comments are a way for your readers to interact with you, the author. They give your readers a way to provide feedback to you. Comments also allow readers to interact with each other.

When you first publish an article (a post or a page), it might have a 0 Comments or Leave a Comment link at the top or bottom of the post (depending on your theme). See Figure 5.1.

Figure 5.1. WordPress makes it easy for readers to leave comments for you.

To leave a comment, the reader simply clicks the Leave ...

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