How to Approve Comments in WordPress Website?

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Now, we will see how you can approve the comments.

Approving comments enables you to display them on the website to be visible to everyone else. Also, it lets you or other users reply to them.

Approving comments is simple – just takes a click of a button. Let’s see how to do it.

Approving a WordPress comment

Step 1) Go to Comments from the Dashboard

The first step is to go to Comments from the dashboard.

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Access WordPress comments dashboard

The next page you come across is the Comments Screen. There you can see the list of all the comments on your website.

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WordPress comments dashboard

Step 2) Click on Approve

On the Comment Screen, select the comment you want to approve.

Now, hover over it and then, click on the green Approve link.

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click on approve comment

That’s all! The comment will be approved.

Step 3) Check the Approved Comments

Now, you can check if the comment has been approved or not. For that, click on the Approved tab at the top of the page.

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Approved comments dashboard

You can also check the live website if the comment has appeared.

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Comment displayed on the frontend of the website

Unapproving Comments

Sometimes you might want to take an approved comment back to pending for further reviewing. Or in some cases, your co-worker might have approved it unknowingly. In that case, you would need to ‘Unapprove’ a comment.

So, let’s quickly see how to mark a comment as unapproved.

It’s very easy – all you have to do is click on the ‘Unapprove’ link at the comment. Make sure that the comment has been approved before.

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Click Unapprove Comment

Now, you can see the unapproved comment under ‘Pending’.

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unapproved WordPress comments
Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana is a marketing enthusiast originally from the Himalayas of Nepal and currently based out of Bangkok, Thailand.

He is currently the Marketing Director at Mbrella Films and Filma.io

Marketing With WP is Ankit's blog full of marketing insights to turn your website into a 24 hour marketing machine.

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