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How visitors comment on your blog

After you've published a blog post and enabled comments, visitors can comment on your post and interact with comments left by others. This guide covers the ways visitors can participate in and moderate discussions.

Note: Squarespace comments are text only. To enable comments that support links, images, and other advanced features, use a third-party service like Disqus.

Add a comment

When a visitor opens a Blog Page, they can click a post title to read the full post, then enter a comment in the comment box at the bottom of the post.

After entering their comment, they'll click Post Comment. They can also click Preview to see how the comment will look before posting.

The comment box and posted comments only appear within individual blog posts, not on the blog's landing page. In some templates, visitors click Comment to open the comment box. The location and appearance of the Comment text varies between templates.

Post anonymously

If you enable Allow Anonymous Comments in Comments Settings, visitors can comment without logging into a Squarespace account. After clicking Post Comment, they'll need to enter a name in the Name box before they can click Comment as Guest. If they want, they can also include an email address and website URL.

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Log in to comment

If you disable Allow Anonymous Comments in Comments Settings, visitors will need to log into a Squarespace account to comment. They can log in with any Squarespace account, regardless of their sites or contributor permissions.

Interact with comments

In the comments section of blog posts, visitors can interact with comments. The options vary depending on whether the visitor is logged in.

Reply to a comment

If you enable Allow Thread Comments in Comments Settings, visitors click the reply icon to reply to another comment. After entering their reply in the comment box, they'll click Post Reply.

Like a comment

If you enable Simple Likes, visitors can click the like icon to like a comment.

Flag a comment

If you enable Comment Flagging in Comments Settings, visitors who are logged in can click the flag icon to flag offensive or spam comments. This helps Admins and Comment Moderators manage discussions.

If you enable Auto-Moderation Comments Settings, comments that receive a set number of flags are automatically set to Awaiting Moderation.

 

Subscribe via e-mail

Visitors can click Subscribe via e-mail to receive email notifications when new comments are added. Visitors must be logged in to subscribe. This subscribes visitors to the comment thread, but not your entire blog.

Sort comments

Visitors can click the comment sorting text to sort comments by Oldest First, Newest First, Most Liked, or Least Liked. Set the default order in Comments Settings.

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How visitors comment on your blog