It’s an age old question, do I hold comments for moderation or not? One you need to decide for yourself.
Personally, I have never done it. If you have Akismet set up that will catch most spam, and for any that gets through or the occasional “bad comment” those are easy to delete. There is nothing more frustrating to a new reader of your blog to take the time to comment and have it held for moderation. They want to see it now! And what if you aren’t around to approve it.
It’s very simple to set your WordPress blog to hold for moderation or not. First find “discussions” under your settings menu on the lower left-hand side of your dashboard.
Once you have clicked that scroll down to find this area – “email me whenever”. Here you can choose to moderate or not. Also, you can moderate a first post by a visitor, but after they are approved, their comments will not be moderated. Find this setting under the “before a comment appears”. So to moderate or not, again your own choice.
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