If you are a new to blogging setting up your blog comments is a task that may be made easier by reading WordPress.com Comments and Discussion Settings. It will help with these 9 things:
- Enabling and disabling comments on posts and pages;
- Overriding default comment settings on individual pages and posts;
- Comments on the Front Page;
- Auto-completion of Comment and Contact Forms;
- Automatic Comment Closure;
- Using HTML in Comments;
- Images in Comments;
- Comment Embeds;
- Moving Comments.
I believe Moderating Comments is a Good Thing but if you want to set up anonymous commenting on a WordPress.com blog you can.
This page > Settings > Discussion is where you set up defaults for comments.
Other comment settings
_Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
_Users must be registered and logged in to comment
Note that the prompt to submit an email address and a website URL will still appear, but providing an email address and logging in are not required.
You can post instructions for your visitors in a text widget if you wish to set up anonymous commenting. You copy and paste this into a text widget:
Readers: Note that the email address and logging in prompts do appear for comments on this blog, but providing an email address and logging in are not required.
Two ways of attracting like-minded subscribers who may comment on your blog are (1) commenting meaningfully and frequently on blogs with similar content and (2) being active on social networking sites. Aim to develop relationships with other bloggers so you can expand your range and build a blog readers’ community around your blog.
Here are some commenting etiquette tips for how to win at commenting: Read thoroughly, Contribute something of value, Keep your comment comment-sized, Don’t leave shameless plugs, Mind your manners and Be yourself.
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Encouraging blog readers to comment
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Crafting Quality Blog Comments