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In Chapter 2, we looked at all the aspects of Drupal's administration, including comments and their moderation. Now, let us look at how the comments are created, and how we can enable them.

When creating content for our site (via the Create content link on the menu), there is a group of options for the content's Comment settings. This allows us to set whether comments are Disabled for that content, if they are Read only (useful if we need to close our discussion later on), or enabled (Read/Write).

^ Comment settings © Disabled © Read only ® Read/Write

Because social networking sites rely on user contributions, collaborations, and communications, we will almost always want to enable comments on content. With comments enabled, we have a link on the page to add new comments.

The comment form picks up our username, and has options for a title and the comment itself. If our users leave the title blank, Drupal will take part of the comment as the title.


Your name: Michael


A Comment


a comment to a pagel

Comments within Drupal are threaded, that is, you can comment on a comment, which is great because it enhances the experience of discussion and communication—just what we need for our social network! It is clear that when a comment is a response to another comment by the style of the comment, it will be indented and displayed below the comment to which it is a response.


A Comment

Sun, 06/22/2003 - 00:09 - Michael

a comment to a page

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Sun, 06/22/200S - 00:09 ~ Michael

Replying to comments is possible due to Drupals support for threaded comments.

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