The final part of this content chapter covers Comments. As I talked about in Chapter 6, “Setting Up Your WordPress Site Right the First Time,” setting up Akismet is essential to keeping your site free of spam comments and links (and keeping your sanity intact, as well). Most comment management can be done in the Comments screen (Figure 11.68) or from the main screen of the Dashboard. When you have a new comment from someone who hasn’t commented before (and Akismet didn’t flag as spam already and didn’t bother you with), you’ll receive an email that there is a comment in moderation. From the Comments screen or the Dashboard, you’ll see the comment highlighted, and you can approve, delete, or edit the comment. After you approve it, you can even reply to the comment right there by clicking the reply link. Simple as that. As more people comment, you’ll see all the comments in the Comments screen.
Figure 11.68 Main comments management screen.