February 22, 2012

How to Enable or Disable Comments in Blogger




When blogging, reader comments are really matters if you wanna get feedback from your readers or interact with them. It is a best way to get specific responses for your posts and to analyze engagement of readers. So bloggers will always welcome visitors to comment on their content via comment forms. Now commenting is a basic and must have feature in almost all blog platforms. Also in Blogger platform, commenting feature is enabled for all Blogger blogs by default. But it doesn't enforce you to enable comments and in case if you wanna disable comments on your blog, you are free to configure commenting feature. Finding a way to configure commenting feature on Blogger?

In Blogger, currently you will find two types of pages where you can enable default commenting feature. They are post pages and static pages. Generally you would enable comments on post pages as you use them to provide or present your content. But if you wanna disallow comments on specific posts, still you are able to do it. However in static pages, mostly you wouldn't mind disallowing comments at all. You will use static pages to represent static information or use them for specific purposes. But it depends on your requirement. Apart from disabling commenting feature on individual pages, sometimes you may wanna disable default commenting feature entirely from your blog. It would occur mostly if you gonna add or implement external comment system on your blog. However to fulfill your need, here you can learn how to configure comments on your blog, on specific post pages or specific static pages.


Enable or Disable Comments on Your Blog


Here you can learn how to enable or disable Blogger comment feature. This setting will affect to the entire blog. So if you disable it here, readers won't find Blogger comment form on any of your pages. Further if you enable comments on your blog, you can select how you gonna display your comment form or location of your comment form.

i. Go to Blogger Dashboard.

ii. Click on your Blog Title.

iii. Navigate to Settings.


iv. Go to Posts and comments tab under Settings.

v. Select Hide for Comment Location setting to hide comment form from your entire blog. But it doesn't delete comments already made on your blog. Else select Embedded, Full page or Popup window options to enable comment form.


Embedded - Comment form and comments will be embedded under the post on each page which you have enabled comments.

Full page - Comment form and comments will display in another page, instead of displaying it on same page where your post.

Popup window - Comment form and comments will display in a popup window.


vi. Now Save settings.


Enable or Disable Comments on Post Pages


Here you will find the way to allow or disallow comments on your post pages. Post pages means pages where you display your content. In Blogger, by default, comments enabled for all your posts. In case if you wanna disable commenting feature for specific posts, you have to go through their post page options individually.

i. Go to Blogger Dashboard.

ii. Click on your Blog Title.

iii. Jump to Posts tab from left pane.


iv. Now hover on the post you wanna change comment feature and click Edit link correspond to it.

v. Click on Options from right pane.


vi. There you can find the setting Reader comments and select the Allow option to enable comments or else select Don't allow option to disable comments for that specific post.

Note: If you got reader comments already on your post page, you will have to select either Don't allow, show existing or Don't allow, hide existing option if you wanna disable comments.


Don't allow, show existing - Further comments will not be allowed, but existing comments will be shown to visitors

Don't allow, hide existing - Further comments will not be allowed and existing comments will be hidden from visitors


vii. Click Done button.

viii. Now Preview and Update your post.


Enable or Disable Comments on Static Pages


Blogger let you configure comment feature on your static pages too. However as on post pages, by default, comments are enabled on static pages. If you wanna disable commenting on specific static pages, you have to go through their page options to disable commenting. Read How to Enable or Disable Comments on Static Pages in Blogger.


Enjoy :-)




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Lisa said...

Great tips Mayura as usual. I didn't realize there were so many variations to it!

Mayura De Silva said...

Thanks Lisa :) I had to go through them recently. I thought it would be helpful for others who wanna change per-post or blog-wide comments.

Cheers...

Patel said...

Very informative for comments on our blog, and its setting.

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Patel,

Thanks for your compliments mate :) Glad you find it informative and hope it helps you to change your settings.
Cheers...

Yudistira said...

Nice post ! thank you..helped me alot

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Yudistira,


Really glad to know it helped you out :) Thanks for stopping by and for your compliments...


Cheers...

pierro said...

It's really helpful to me. I never thought it was so easy...

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Pierro,


Great! Glad it helped you mate :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting...


Cheers...

chea said...

Thank you.. It was so very helpful

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Chea,


You're welcome dear :) Glad it help you out.


Cheers...

Jim D. said...

Hello and thank you. I am having trouble with enabling comment form on the post page. Static pages work fine. I follow the instructions above, click on preview and see the comment form just fine. I then save everything, go to look at the post page and the comment box is not there. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Jim,

All your post pages don't have a comment box? Or is it only a specific post? Anyway, check whether you have allowed comments by accessing settings on right pane at post editor by editing a post mate. If you find that you haven't allowed commenting, then allow commenting and update the post :)


Hope it helps :)


Cheers...

Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks so much, Mayura! Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.... Now, on to other matters.... Gotta check out more of your helpful tips!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Lorna,



You're very welcome and glad you have found it helpful for you dear :)


Hope you will enjoy other posts here too...


Thanks for stopping by and appreciate your compliments :)


Cheers...

Justice824 said...

I have read your instructions and followed them to the letter, it does not work on my blog. I will post the address here and as you can see Comments do not work on the pages. http://corruptcities.blogspot.com/

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Mate,


Do you need to disable comments? :)


Cheers...

Justice824 said...

No, I need to ENABLE comments.

Mayura De Silva said...

You have it already enabled mate :) Click Add a comment link beneath the social buttons over there and you can see the comment form.


Cheers...

Olakunle said...

it didn't work for me, even after I followed the instruction. I don't know what's wrong.

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Olakunle,

Did you try to enable or disable comments? :)



Cheers...

Stephen Sevenyoln said...

Thanks so much! I was replacing Blogger comments with Diquis, which IMO is much better.

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Stephen,

You're welcome mate :)

You made a good choice :) Personally, I believe Disqus is the best option for Blogger so far as you can switch back without losing any of comments mate. There's more benefits using it. Good luck :)


Thanks for coming by and commenting :)

Cheers...

Mayura De Silva said...

You're welcome David :)


Really glad to help you out with the post mate :)


Thanks for coming by and commenting :)


Cheers...

gembel said...

how to enabled comment on post pages automatic?? its so hard to edit one by one

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Gembel,


By default, comments are enabled on post pages. You just need to change settings if you need to disable it only.

Cheers...

Allie said...

Hi Mayura, I am trying to disable comments on my blog entirely, I went to edit the one blog post I have so far (I'm still setting things up) and went to options, but under the options list I have no comment options, it just immediately shows compose mode and the options for html use. Not sure why I can't find the option? Thanks!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Allie,

Well, if you need to disable comments on your blog entirely, it's best to follow the instructions under Enable or Disable Comments on Your Blog heading dear :)

Seems like you have already disabled comments and hence you see no option in individual posts :)

Cheers...

Fauzi said...

the best solution by far!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Fauzi,


Glad to hear this post has been helpful mate :)

Cheers...

Jason Levi said...

Mayura, I just created a blog and it only allows Google+ users to comment. How do I disable that and enable regular comments?

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Jason,

I believe your blog created with Google+ comments enabled :) You can go over to Google+ tab and turn off Google+ comments feature mate. Then you will find regular comment box up there.

If you are not sure about the steps, you can follow this post to locate the setting ~ How to Enable Google+ Comments in Blogger.

Cheers...

Lotta said...

Hi, I have followed every possible ot tip to ENABLE comments on my blog, but it doesn't work. Hwo can I turn to, what can I do?
Thanks in advance

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Lotta,


What is the existing comment location you have set in the settings? :)



Cheers...

Rahul Sharma said...

Thanks, very helpful!

Mayura De Silva said...

You're welcome and glad it's been helpful mate :)


Cheers...

sam205 said...

Facing same problem , but in my blog i think its set to don't allow by default , how to fix?

Mayura De Silva said...

Then you have to enable comments for pages manually, Sam :) Follow the instructions beneath Enable or Disable Comments on Static Pages heading.

Chrissy Z. said...

Awesome tips. One question. After I installed the Disqus widget to my blogger blog, it only worked on posts that already had comments before installing it, however it didn't work on my newest just published post which didn't have any comments, yet. I removed it again for now until I figure this out, but would really appreciate if you could help me! Thank you

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Chrissy,

Glad you enjoyed the post :) Well, sorry for the late reply though.

Do you have comments enabled for anyone on your blog? If NO, you can set it up for anyone following this tutorial - How to Set Up Who Can Comment on Your Blog in Blogger.

If YES, can you install Disqus again and let me know? Hope this tutorial may come in handy when you install - How to Install Disqus Comment Platform on Blogger.

BAKA BHAI said...

"comments" option is missing from my blogger. Would you help me taking "admin"???
please help help.....

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Mate,

I believe you are using Google+ comments on your blog :) When Google+ comments turned on, you can't access comments via Comments tab.

If you revert back to Blogger comments, you will find Comments tab listed in there again :)