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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 support plain text and Markdown language. 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 field 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 field 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 field. The location and appearance of the Comment text varies between templates.

Post anonymously

Enable Allow Anonymous Comments in Comments Settings to allow visitors to comment. After clicking Post Comment, they'll need to enter a name in the Name field before they can click Comment as Guest. If they want, they can also include an email address and website URL.

To ensure visitors can comment, we recommend enabling this option. Due to authentication protocols, it's not currently possible for visitors to log in to comment.

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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 field, 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.

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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