Editing your comment settings
By default, anyone in the world can comment on your blog. We’ve got pretty good spam protection here at qwriting.qc.cuny.edu, so you probably won’t need to change your comment settings. But if you’d like to change who you want to be able to comment, how comments display, blacklist certain emails or words, receive an email whenever you get a comment, or change the information that commenters must enter when leaving comments, you can do so by going to Dashboard > Settings > Discussion.
If people are having trouble commenting on your site, this is the section to check to make sure the settings are configured properly.
Most of the settings are self-explanatory, but some useful settings for Qwriters include:
Default article settings
“Allow people to post comments on new articles” enables or disables comments by default for all posts.
Other comment settings
“Users must be registered and logged in to comment” will limit comments to only registered members of Qwriting. If you choose this setting, only members of Qwriting can comment, however, users must be logged in to Qwriting in order to comment.
“Enable threaded (nested) comments __ levels deep” allows people can comment on another comment, which will appear indented beneath that comment.
For additional information, you can watch this tutorial: