Ways to Interact with content

In the Interacting with Content section of this User-Guide, you'll learn about the different ways you can interact with the content in your digital workplace. As an End-User, this is the way you'll most frequently contribute to your digital workplace.

Comments

What is it?

Comments allow you to take part in conversations related to content in your digital workplace. Members can comment on blog posts, files, microblogs, calendar events, tasks, and wiki channels and articles. The Comments area is typically located beneath the article body, or file preview.

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Features and functionality

Writing comments

Comments are posted using the WYSIWYG editor. To learn more about the editor, check out the article WYSIWYG Editor. In addition to the editor, you are also able to attach files to your Comments.

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Automatic following

Depending on their subscription settings, members will be automatically subscribed to any content they Comment on. See Subscriptions for more information.

Disabling comments on content in Blog, Files, Microblog, Calendar, and Wiki Channels

When creating or editing content, there is an option to enable or disable Comments.

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Someone with Edit access or above can disable or enable commenting after an article has already been published. However, this only disables the ability to add new Comments to the content and does not remove any existing Comments.

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Content with Commenting disabled displays a message indicating that Commenting has been closed.

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Moderating comments

A Channel can be configured so that Comments require approval by a Moderator before they are displayed. Check out our article on Moderation to learn more about these settings.

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Anonymous commenting

By default, Channels will only allow members of your digital workplace to comment on content. Follow the steps in our article Anonymous Commenting to find out how to allow people who are not in your digital workplace to Comment on content.

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Commenting via email

If your Channel allows content to be posted by email, you can reply to article subscription notifications using your email client. Your replies will appear as Comments on the content. Check out our article on Adding Content via Email to find out more about enabling or disabling this feature.

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Liking

Comments in these channels can be Liked.

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Translate

Comments can be translated to your selected language using the built-in Google translate feature.

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Deleting

An Administrator, or someone with Full access, also can delete all Comments on a piece of content.

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Comments on tasks

Comments in Task channels can be located by selecting a Task, and then selecting the Comments tab.

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Commenters can Edit and Delete their own comments on a Task using the Action Menu button associated with their comment.

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How to toggle the ability to comment when creating a new blog article

Step 1: Select Add an Article

To get started, select Add an article.

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Step 2: Locate the Comments option

Navigate down the Add Article page to find the section called Comments.

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Step 3: Check or uncheck Allow members to post comments

To enable Comments, make sure this box is checked. If you do not want Comments on the article, uncheck the box.

Step 4: Save or publish your article

Finish creating your article, and adjust any of the other settings that you need to. Next, select Save as Draft to save your article in your digital workplace until you’re ready to post, or click Publish to post content to the digital workplace immediately.

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How to toggle the ability to comment when a blog article is already published using the Options menu

Step 1: Navigate to the article

Locate the article within the Blog and navigate to it.

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Step 2: Select Options

The Options button is located at the top of the Comments section.

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Step 3: Select disable/enable Comments

If commenting is currently enabled and you would like to disable it for this article, select Disable comments from the Options menu.

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However, if commenting is currently disabled and you would like to enable it for this article, select Enable comments from the Options menu.

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How to toggle the ability to comment when a blog article is already published using the Actions menu

Step 1: Navigate to the article

Locate the article within the Blog and navigate to it.

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Step 2: Select the Action Button

On the article toolbar, select the Action Button.

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Step 3: Select Edit

After you select the Action Button, a menu will appear. Select, Edit from the list of options.

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Step 4: Check/uncheck Allow members to post comments

If you want to enable Comments, make sure this box is checked. If you do not want Comments on the article, uncheck the box.

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Step 5: Save your changes

Select Save Changes for your changes to take effect.

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How to comment

Step 1: Navigate to the content you wish to comment on

Once you have navigated to the content you want to comment on, scroll to the bottom of the page to the Comments section.

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Step 2: Enter your comment

Enter your comment into the WYSIWYG editor.

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Step 3: Post your comment

Select Post Comment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can post comments on content?

Anyone with Read access or higher can comment on content in your digital workplace. For more information, see our Access article.


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