Deleting pending comments all at once

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  • #1133739

    erinequigley
    Member

    Hi,

    Is there a way to delete pending comments all at once, rather than doing it in groups of 20, page-by-page? A wordpress blog I work with has ~4000 pending comments, and they’re all spam. It would be really nice to be able to delete them all in one bulk action. I’ve found lots of ways to do this on a wordpress.org site where you have more control, but nothing yet for wordpress.com sites.

    Thanks!

    #1133866

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Have you used the “Check for Spam” button on the pending comments page? Once they are identified as spam, you can get rid of them all at once by using the “Empty Spam” button.

    #1133867

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    If that doesn’t work, you can also use the screen options (in the top right corner of the screen) to increase the number of comments that you see at once. That way you can at least delete more than 20 at a time.

    #1133882

    erinequigley
    Member

    Thanks for the ideas! The ‘check for spam’ button doesn’t do anything for me, unfortunately (it can’t load whatever page you go to when you click it), but increasing the # of comments per page will help.

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