Control who can comment on your Blogger blog posts

Control who can comment on your Blogger blog posts

Hi I’m Peggy K. Today I’m going to show you how you can customize who can comment on your Blogger blog posts. To customize your Blogger blog’s comment settings, open “Settings” and go to “Posts, comments and sharing”. If you’re using the Blogger comment system, there are four options for who can comment on your blogger blog. To change who can comment simply click the option and then click “Save settings”. The first option is to allow “Anyone” to comment, including anonymous users. If you have your comments set to “Anyone”, visitors to your blog can choose to sign in to a supported account, comment with the name and any link that they choose, or they can comment anonymously. The second option (“Registerd user”) is to require commenters to be signed in to a supported account. Supported registered user accounts include a Google Account, LiveJournal, WordPress, TypePad, AIM and Open ID. The third option is to require the user to have a Google account to comment. When you have commenting set to “Google Account” only, someone commenting on your blog will see their Google account name if they are signed in to their Google account. Otherwise they will be prompted to sign in. The fourth option is to only allow authors and administrators of the blog to comment. If you have comments set to “Only members” visitors to your blog should see a note above the comment box that says only a member of this blog may post a comment. If someone tries to publish a comment anyway they will see an error message. If limiting who can comment isn’t sufficient, you can also enable comment moderation, so all comments are held for approval before they appear on your blog. If you found this video helpful, be sure to click my channel icon to subscribe for more tips and tutorials.

3 thoughts on “Control who can comment on your Blogger blog posts

  1. Thanks Peggy! It still amazes me how many people leave spam comments on blogs. I use both WordPress and Blogger and even though I haven't updated the Blogger blogs in ages spammers still come by to drop their links.
    On the other hand, attracting real commenters who actually want to engage with you and your content is one of the best things about having a blog!

  2. Hi Peggy, thanks for this clear video, great audio quality too. Bizarrely, my blogger settings don't look identical to yours. I tried deselecting the unified Google + comments system, and that did it!

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