Control Panel Overview

Control Panel
Version 1.5.8+
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Overview

You can access the Comments Manager from within the Control Panel by activating the "Comments" menu item from the navigation menu:

Meerkat | Accessing the Comments Manager

You will also notice that the "Comments" menu item will also display the current number of pending comments in parentheses.

Actions and Filters

At the top of the comments manager, you will find a section containing a few actions and a handful of filters:

Meerkat | Comments Manager actions and filters

The filters (labeled with green squares in the above image) let you quickly filter your comments; each filter will indicate how many items are currently available within the filtered collection. The available filters are:

Filter Name Description
All Displays all comments. Labeled "1" in the image above.
Approved Displays all comments that have been approved previously. Labeled "2" in the image above.
Pending Displays all comments that are currently awaiting approval. Labeled "3" in the image above.
Spam Displays all comments that have been marked as spam. Labeled "4" in the image above.

Above the filters, you will find a few actions (labeled with purple circles in the image above). These actions are different from filters, and usually perform some background task for you. The available actions are:

Action Name Description
Configure Directs you to the comment form configuration page. Labeled "5" in the image above.
Check for Spam Checks all comments for spam and updates the comment manager and filters. Labeled "6" in the image above.

Managing Multiple Comments (Bulk Actions)

On the left side of the comments list you will find checkboxes. These checkboxes are not always checked, but when they are, they will allow you to perform actions on multiple comments at the same time:

Meerkat | Comments Manager Test

The following image highlights all of the available actions that can be performed on multiple comments. Select the action you would like to perform and then activate the "Apply" button to the right of the actions dropdown:

Meerkat | Comments Manager

The available bulk actions are:

Bulk Action Description
Delete the selected comments Permanently removes the selected comments.
Approve the selected comments Approves the selected comments, making them appear on your site. View these comments by using the "Approved" filter.
Unapprove the selected comments Unapproves the selected comments, effectively removing them from your site. View these comments by using the "Pending" filter.
Mark the selected comments as spam Flags the selected comments as spam; if any of the configured spam detection methods allow submitting spam results, this will happen at this time. View these comments by using the "Spam" filter.
Mark the selected comments as not spam Flags the selected comments as not spam (ham); if any of the configured spam detection methods allow submitting false positives, this will happen at this time. View these comments by using the "Pending", "Approved" or "All" filter, depending on other flags set on the comment.