Moderating blog comments in MODX Evolution and Revolution

Nobody likes spam.

At least not the kind that ends up filling up the comments section at the bottom of your blog posts. Luckily, there is an easy way to get rid of those spammy comments in both MODX Evolution and Revolution.

Taking a look at Evolution

Make sure you are logged into the manager first. Next, navigate to the blog posting where the comments exist. From there, we have a number of options. We can publish or unpublish, edit, or delete.

MODX Evolution comments moderation

All of this can be achieved by clicking on the icons in the upper right-hand corner of the comment box.

Taking a look at Revolution

In Revolution comments are dealt with in the back-end manager. There is a tab within each individual article dealing with the comments related to that article. Here we can approve comments, delete them, or remove them altogether. This is handled by checking the box next to the comment and choosing an option in the "Bulk Options" dropdown. The difference between deleting and removing, is that deleted comments can be revived at a later point.

Comments moderation MODX Revolution

Easy enough, right? We think so.