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Fri May 08 2020

How to Only Auto Approve Verified Comments

Have auto approval enabled but only want verified comments to show on your site or blog?

Here's how: Go to Moderate Comments -> Edit Moderation Settings.

From there, check Automatically Approve Comments if it's not checked - then Only Auto Approve Verified Comments and hit save.

The auto approve when verified option highlighted

Now any comment that's not verified by email won't show until the commenter verifies it. They'll also be shown a friendly message when leaving their comment that they should check their email.

Changing this setting is immediate, however it will not apply for past comments.

Happy commenting!