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Comment Module Control Panel

Control Panel Location: CP Overview --> Review All New

The Comment Module Control Panel allows you to moderate comments. By using the drop-down menus the list can be filtered by channel, comment status, or date range. You can select multiple comments using the checkboxes on the right, then either delete them or change their status using the option menu at the bottom of the page.

Main Display

Search and Filter

The main table shows the following columns:

Comment Administration Privileges

Comment administration permissions are set on a per member role basis in Create/Edit Member Roles.

Note: In order to moderate comments, the member must have access to the Comment Module Control Panel.


This screen allows you to edit Comment settings. Note that much of the behavior of the Comment Module is determined on a per Channel basis, and thus found in the Comment Posting Preferences section of the Channel Preferences.

Enable Word Censoring?

Word censoring normally applies to the entire site, affecting both channel entries and comments. This setting allows you to apply word censoring to comments, even when it is not enabled system-wide.

Moderate After Comments Expire?

By default, comments are no longer accepted for entries after their comment expiration date has passed. Select this preference to override that behavior and allow moderated comments on entries after comment expiration.

Comment Editing Time Limit

Set the length of time in seconds that members have to edit their comments on the front end of the site. Set to “0” for no limit. Members in the Super Admin group are exempt from this time limit.

Editing Comments

The edit page shows the recorded comment data and allows editing of the individual comment.

Comments by registered members will use the member data when displaying name, email, URL and location. Thus these fields will not be editable for registered members.

If accessed by an administrator with only ‘Can Moderate Comments’ privileges, only the status will be editable.