How can I permanently delete a comment on a blog post?
I’ve got a spam comment and I can hide it, but it shows the following messages under the comments:
for subscribers: This comment has been hidden.
for non-subscribers: This comment has been removed.
I would like to permanently delete the comment so the above messages aren’t shown at all.
Is it possible?
I’d like to know that too.
I got a nasty comment from an anonymous member, who it seems signed up just to torment me. I’m thinking of removing this member, since I don’t know who it is and he/she left a nasty comment. I have hidden it, but I want to remove it permanently, but I can’t find settings for it anywhere. Very annoying!
Sorry to hear that. Hope they just go away.
Meanwhile, it would be really nice to eliminate all traces of deleted comments. I don’t really see the use of “This comment has been hidden/removed” messages.
Yep, it’s one of those scratch your head moments, I don’t get that either.
@software_writer Yes, it should be a possibility to handle comments properly, edit them, remove them, hide them, give warnings and of course totally delete them.
I’m not sure if we can “fake” delete comments for subscriber display with CSS.
There’s a way to log in as the other user and delete the comment as such. I can’t find the option to hide the comment, myself, but I was able to delete it like that.
I’ve heard about that, but it would be a huge no-no for me since I need permission from the user in order to do so. Like I’ve mentioned before, I have had some help from a friend and this person leaving the nasty comments has most likely stopped now. The account is still there and it will remain until he removes it himself.
Hide “This comment has been hidden”.. meilechh shared this a while back and it works perfectly for me. It doesn’t perm delete them, but it at least hides the messages saying they’ve been removed.
wait, there’s a line saying the comment has been removed! why is there a line saying the comment has been removed? who does that benefit?
That’s a very good question. Beats me.