One of our frequently asked questions is about whether or not to allow comments. It’s such a hassle to manage them and what if they say bad things?? The answer is almost always yes. Comments are where the conversation is and it’s a valuable way to get to know your users, what they like and what they want to discuss. Sure you can turn moderation on if you must, but you’ll be the sticky gear in the works. As for spam, that’s going to happen. Think of it as one of the first signs of success on a new blog! If the spammers found you you must be noticeable and if the trolls find you you’ve finally made it!

Seriously though, comments are an important opportunity to connect with your readers. Here’s how to use the comments feature and a peek at some plugins that can make managing them easier.

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