The publishing settings allow you to configure how new comments are handled as well as some basic display settings.
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When enabled, comments posted to your website will automatically appear live on your site. Disable this to manually review every comment that is submitted to your site.
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When this option is enabled, authenticated users on your website will have their comments appear live immediately. When disabled, comments made by authenticated users will require a manual review.
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Meerkat supports multiple methods for displaying the avatar of comment authors within the Statamic Control Panel.
How comment author avatars appear on your website depends on your site's specific theme, and how Meerkat was implemented on your site.
Out of the box Meerkat offers the following avatar drivers:
|Gravatar||Displays a Gravatar for the author, based on their email address.|
|Initials||Meerkat will display the authors initials over a pseudo randomly colored background.|
The following image demonstrates how the Gravatar driver is displayed within the Control Panel:
For more information on Gravatar, visit their website at https://en.gravatar.com/.
The following image demonstrates how the Initials driver is displayed within the Control Panel:
Each set of initials will have a consistent pseudo random background color applied to help quickly identify comment authors.
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You can configure Meerkat to automatically stop accepting new comment requests on the posts you publish. To do this, enter a positive, whole value, for the "Automatically Close Comments" setting. This value represents the number of days that must pass before Meerkat will stop accepting new comments.
For the adventurous, you may choose to never disable comments on your posts by entering a value of
Authenticated users still be allowed to post comments directly to your site.