WordPress.com blog owners have full control to approve, delete, or edit the comments left on their blog. There are separate help pages showing how to enable and disable comments and how to control who can comment.
The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)
To manage comments, go to the Comments link in the left menu of your blog dashboard.
Viewing Your Comments
There are several ways to view comments. There are filter links for all, pending, approved, spam, or trash comments. There is a search option on the right, and there are links to comment pages below the search box. There are also bulk action and filtering options as well as a button to let you re-check your comments for spam.
When you hover the mouse over a comment in the Edit Comments page, you will see comment actions appear below the comment. You can approve/unapprove, reply, edit, spam, or trash comments with those links.
Parts of a Comment
This is an illustration of all the parts of a comment as seen from the comment edit page.
Editing a Comment
This is a view of a comment from the Quick Edit screen. The Quick Edit screen will let you edit the comment in place on the Edit Comment page. You can also click the Edit link to open a separate page for editing a comment.
You can moderate comments using keyboard shortcuts if you’ve enabled this feature in your User –> Personal Settings page.
A comment that is selected will be displayed with a shaded background. By default, no comment is selected, so you will need to press either the J or the K key to start navigating.
The keyboard shortcuts for comment actions are:
- A – Approve
- D – Delete/Trash
- E – Edit
- J – Previous
- K – Next
- Q – Quick Edit
- R – Reply
- S – Mark as Spam
- U – Unapprove
- X – Checkbox
The keyboard shortcuts for bulk comment actions are:
- Shift-a – Approves checked comments.
- Shift-s – Marks the checked comments as spam.
- Shift-d – Deletes/trashes the checked comments.
- Shift-u – Unapproves the checked comments.