ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

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In this section you can manage comments, including setting their status, editing the comment content, and removing comments. The list can be filtered by Channel, Status, or Date range, and it can be sorted by Comment, Date, IP, and Status. In addition, you can select multiple entries using the checkboxes on the right, then either delete them, or set their status.

Permission Restrictions

  • Access settings: Design & Content
  • Allowed actions: Moderate Comments
  • Allowed actions: Edit Own Comments
  • Allowed actions: Delete Own Comments
  • Allowed actions: Edit Comments By Others
  • Allowed actions: Delete Comments By Others



This will take you to the Comment Settings.

Search comments

This will search comments, respecting the current filters.


The icons in the manage column perform actions on the comment in its row.


This will take you to the edit form.

Bulk Actions

The checkbox in the right-most column of the table selects a button for a bulk action. When at least one checkbox is checked the bulk action dropdown menu and submit button will be made available in the lower righthand corner of the table.


The selected comments will be removed. Removing entries will cause a confirmation modal to appear that will summarize the action.

Set to open

The selected comments will have their status set to “Open”.

Set to closed

The selected comments will have their status set to “Closed”.

Set to pending

The selected comments will have their status set to “Pending”.