WP - Discussion Setting

WordPress Discussion settings are done by the admin for controlling over the posts/pages.

Explanation of the field for Discussion settings.

Default Article Settings:

In the Default article settings, there are three options. These settings are defaults for new posts or pages, which can always be changed individually on each article, details are below:

Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article: The first determines if your blog will send out pings and trackbacks to other blogs when you publish articles.

Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks): The second determines if your blog will accept pings and trackbacks from other blogs.

Allow people to post comments on new articles: The third option allows you to enable or disable comments by default.

Other Comment Settings:

Comment author must fill out name and e-mail: When you check this box, it is mandatory for visitors to fill their name and email address.

Users must be registered and logged in to comment: If you check this box, only those registered visitors can leave comments, if not checked anyone can leave any number of comments.

Automatically close comments on articles older than days: This option allows you to accept comments only for a particular time period as per your wish.

Enable threaded (nested) comments: When you check this option, visitors can reply or have a discussion and get responses.

Break comments into pages with top level comments per page and the page displayed by default: If your pages are getting a lot of comments then you can split them into different pages by checking this box.

Comments should be displayed with the comments at the top of each page: You can arrange the comments in the form of ascending or descending order.

Email me whenever

These two settings give you control of when authors and administrators receive notification that comments have been made, or that comments are held for moderation. Please note that the use of "me" refers to either a post author or the administrator ( the person whose email address is used for admin purposes).

Anyone posts a comment: Check this box so that every single comment posted will generate an email to the author of that post.If you wish to micromanage comments, then, by all means, activate this setting by checking the box.

A comment is held for moderation: Check this box if you want WordPress to send notification that a comment is being held for moderation. The email notification is sent to the E-mail address listed in the Administration > Settings > General Screen. This is useful if your blog has multiple authors and each author is authorized to allow or decline comments. That way, you, the owner of the site, can review what comments are being allowed or denied.

Before A Comment Appears: It has two different settings.

The comment must be manually approved: If you want to that all comments will go into moderation and they will need to be approved by an administrator before appearing on the blog please click in checkbox.

Comment author must have a previously approved comment: If this option is checked, any visitors that have had a comment approved on the blog in the past will get a free pass through approval and only comments from new visitors will go into moderation.

Comment Moderation: Contain only a specific number of links that are allowed into a comment.

Comment Blacklist: is very similar to the Comment Moderation list, but when something matches here, the comment is deleted and sent to Trash instead of held for moderation.

Avatars: It is like your profile picture.Avatar is a small image that displays at the top-right-hand corner of the dashboard screen beside your name.

Avatar Display: It displays your avatar beside your name when it is checked.

Maximum rating:  They are G, PG, R, and X. This is the age section where you select according to which type of audience you want to display your posts.

G — Suitable for all audiences

PG — Possibly offensive, usually for audiences 13 and above

R — Intended for adult audiences above 17

X — Even more mature than above

Default Avatar: In this option, there are few more types of avatars with images; you can keep these avatars according to your visitor's e-mail address.and they are as follows:

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