Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How to Customize a Comment Form Message



Ever notice when you leave a comment, some blogs have cute little messages above the form? 

Want do learn how to add one of your own? It's a quick and easy thing to do, but figuring out how can be surprisingly difficult! Hopefully this tutorial will help point you in the right direction. 



What You Will Learn

I'll show you how to make a customized message on your comment form. Here is an example of my own customized comment form message:



Let's Do This!

Step 1:

Go to your menu options. Click on the tab for "Settings" and then select "Comments"



Step 2:

Scroll down until you see a section labeled "Comment Form Message" There should be an empty box next to this label. Just type in your message and save your settings!



And that's all there is to it! 

If anyone has any other questions or requests for future How To posts, you can either ask them in the comments or email me. Please don't feel shy at all! 

I'm certainly not an expert, but I'll try my hardest to explain what I do know and research what I don't know.

Click here to read previous How To Posts 

39 comments:

  1. I have wondered how to do that!

    It seems that on many blogs I visit they have their own personalized message in the comment form, and I've been wanting to make my own. Thanks so much for your helpful blogging posts! Can't wait to try this out!

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  2. I just went and added that to my blog! Thanks again!

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  3. This is super helpful! Thank you.

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  4. I've been meaning to do this, so thanks!!

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  5. I love all of your how to posts. They are so very helpful.

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  6. Ha! I just learned how to do this the other day... It took forever. Wish I would have waited for you to have posted this to have saved me all of the headaches I ensued!
    ;)

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  7. Cool, I had no idea how to do that, and no idea it was that easy! Just customized mine! Thanks!

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  8. You're welcome everyone!

    Aw, that's a shame Avery! Hopefully the next one will be more timely for you.

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  9. I know I'm kinda late but... THANK YOU! this was really helpful!

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  10. It's never too late :) I'm glad the post was helpful!

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  11. Thanks, I had been wondering how to do this for a while. :)

    Little Bird Fly

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  12. Thank you Very Much...
    I was searching for a way for a long time but, finally found out!
    Thank you!

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  13. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

    >'.'<

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  14. Cool! Thanks for posting this!

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  15. Thank you for helping me figure this out!

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  16. Thank you for helping me figure this out!

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  17. Thanks! Done for my site http://www.mkvfilms.net. Work great!

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  18. nice share :) thanks

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  19. I just did what you said, but my message shows up UNDER the comments box, not above it. How did that happen? More important...how do I fix it?

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    1. Hm, sounds like the code of your blog is setting the comment below the box. You'd have to go into the HTML part of your blog and play around with the placement, but that's a bigger task.

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  20. Thank you I was desperate to know how to do this!!

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  21. I am new to the blog world so thanks for sharing, also if you know how I change my comment format I would love to hear it!!I want my readers to leave their name: email: website: and then comment. All good if this is too hard to explain on here!! :) Thanks again!!

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    1. Welcome to blogging! :)

      I know you can install different comment systems like Disqus and Intense Debate, but I'm personally not a big fan of either and so haven't looked into them so I can't offer detailed instructions on how to install them. Both systems have the commenter include information like what you're looking for.

      Blogger does include the name and then a link to the person's blogger page (which has a link to their website and their email, if they choose to share that). This is set up automatically for you on a blogger blog.

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  22. thanks, works great!

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  24. what about how to install leave comment form gadget? and idea?

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  25. Thanks! I've been testing this out but couldn't see it with my layout. I know what to look for now!

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  26. Thank you so much! You make my blogging life so much easier.

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  27. You're the best! Thank you so much :D

    Love, Maria
    Marie Roget

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  28. thank you so much, now i know how to do it...

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  29. Nice one,thanks for this amazing tutorial it work perfectly fine on my blog http://idea4novice.blogspot.com

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  30. Thank you dear for this, actually I have not use previously but now I am using in my blog.

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  31. THanks so much this is what i have been looking for

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  32. i searched all over internet for some more ideas like yours. but i found absolutely none. then i came back and jut copy pasted your message and made a lil change here and there.
    thank you soooo much for the kind help .
    and while you are here kindly take a look at my blog www.dulciedream06.blogspot.com

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