Last updated October 24, 2010. Created on April 21, 2010.
Edited by arianek, LeeHunter. Log in to edit this page.

To configure comment settings on a specific content type:

  1. Navigate to the Content types administration page (Administer > Structure > Content types or
  2. Find the content type you want to enable and click the "Edit" link.
  3. Scroll down and click the "Comment Settings" tab.
  4. Here you can specify several different settings (some options will not appear until you've selected a certain setting).

Content type comment configuration

Default comment setting for new content

The comment setting on future content of this type will default to:

  • Hidden: No comments are allowed, and past comments are hidden.
  • Closed: No comments are allowed, but any past comments remain visible.
  • Open: Any future content of this type is open to new comments.

Note: this setting is a default, and is not retroactive to existing content of the type.


When this option is enabled, comments are displayed in a threaded list (replies are indented to make discussions easier to follow).

Comments per page

Specifies the maximum number of comments displayed on one page (additional pages will be added if you exceed this limit).

Allow comment title

When this option is enabled, a user can fill in a title for their comment (the title is optional).

Show reply form on the same page as comments

When this option is enabled, the reply form is displayed on the same page as the comments. (If this is not selected, clicking "Reply" will take you to a new page where you can fill in the reply form.)

Preview comments

You can specify whether a preview is "Required" (always be displayed prior to saving the comment), "Disabled" (never displayed), or "Optional" (the user has the option of displaying a preview).

Note: Be sure to click "Save content type" after configuring the settings.

Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.


magellen’s picture

But how do you get the comment form to go to next page like D6 does? Our postings are short and the comment form totally dominates the page...

jho1086’s picture

How can I configure the display order like drupal 6. I theres any way?
* Date - newest first
* Date - oldest first

Anthony Pero’s picture

Seriously, documentation team, anybody... how do we do this? Newest comments need to be first on half my sites.

Anthony Pero
Project Lead
Virtuosic Media

brycesenz’s picture

+1 for that. Where do we go to set this up?

silverwing’s picture

nelslynn’s picture

When an anonymous comment is posted, and the anonymous comment setting is set to "Anonymous Posters may not enter their contact information". When someone enters a name (in the "Your Name" field) that is the same as a Username in the system, there is an error "The name you used belongs to a registered user.".

This cannot be a default setup, can it? Any suggestions to change this? If there's a common user name such as Bill, and an anonymous user named "Bill" wants to post a comment, there is a conflict and an error thrown...not very user friendly.

marcoka’s picture

to put the comments in a blockand get the full power of views to expose sorts and stuff use

wlftn’s picture

Is it possible to have two different comment form types at the bottom of every post? For instance: for a 'person' node, one would be for regular comments whereas the other would be for 'remembrances' to the current post. So that when I post a person, a user can write a regular comment, or a 'remembrance'?

squinternata’s picture

Dear All,
don t you think this is not so correct?because I could have the need to change the settings to my content type in future.
For example: I have a Blog and initially I set "closed" as default comment setting to this content type , but now I want to give the possibility to comment this blog and this is impossible.
or maybe I am missing something?
thank you

hgceballos’s picture

On which table can I disable comments (default = Hidden) for new content of some node type? I'm having troubles accessing to the page shown above so I need to do it directly in the database.
Best regards,
Hector G. Ceballos

omdeh1’s picture

How can I configure the display order like drupal 6. I theres any way?