How to set up pre-moderation for comments

Administrators and moderators can pre-moderate comments by reviewing and approving comments before they go live. There are two methods to set pre-moderation: per article or site-wide (for all comments).

On this page, you will learn the following:

  1. How to pre-moderate comments per article
  2. How to pre-moderate comments site wide

Please note: You must first be logged in as a site administrator or moderator to perform these functions.

1. How to pre-moderate comments per article

Navigate to the article which you would like to pre-moderate and scroll to the Viafoura Commenting module. As an administrator or moderator, the article commenting settings will be visible above the comment box. From the drop-down menu, select a pre-moderation function for that page. For descriptions of each of the settings, please see our Article Moderation Settings document.

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2. How to pre-moderate comments site-wide 

Pre-moderation for all text, image or video comments, can be enabled for your site. To turn these pre-moderation settings on or off, please follow the steps below:

  • Log in to admin.viafoura.co
  • Go to the Site Settings area
  • On the left panel, select on Moderation
  • Check the boxes of the types of content you would like to pre-moderate on or off

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