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Comments Settings

In Comments Settings, you can control how your Blog Page comments are posted, approved, replied to, and more.

Open Comments Settings

To open Comments Settings:

Computer Squarespace App
  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings, then click Blogging.
  2. Click Comments Settings.


  1. Tap Settings, then tap Blogging.
  2. Tap Comments.

Available settings

Learn more about each setting. 


Description and next steps

Enable Comments Globally

Enable or disable comments across all blog pages. When checked or switched on, additional settings will appear below.

Comments are disabled for any blog posts published before you enabled comments globally. You can enable comments for these posts in the blog post editor.

Allow Simple Likes

Let visitors like individual comments.

Require Approval

Require that Admins or Comment Moderators approve comments before they appear on your site.

You can also only require moderation after a certain number of flags. To set this:

  • On a desktop, scroll down to Comment Flags and set a number by dragging the slider.
  • In the Squarespace App, set a number by tapping the + or - next to Moderate After.

Allow Anonymous Comments

Let visitors post comments without logging into a Squarespace site.

Allow Threaded Comments

Let visitors respond directly to other comments and create nested threads.

Show Avatars

Display a unique profile picture next to each comment. Visitors will need to log into a Squarespace, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook account with a profile image.

Enable Comments by Default When Posting

Comments can be enabled or disabled per post. You can also auto-disable comments after a certain number of days.

Comment Sort Order

Set the comments to order by Newest First, Oldest First, Most Liked, or Least Liked. This sets the default order, but visitors will also have the option to set their own comment order.

Auto-Disable Comments Default Value

Set a number of days after which comments for that blog post will be disabled. This is calculated from the date the post is published.

Comment Flags

Let visitors flag comments, which is a great way to fight spam, abusive language, and other commenting issues.

Disable comments per post

Disable comments for individual posts. This is a great way to allow commenting on your site while limiting discussion on certain posts. You can also disable comments after a set date and time.

Tip: As an alternative to Squarespace's commenting system, you can add advanced commenting features to your site through our integration with Disqus.
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