Controlling comments and guestbook entries

By default, guestbook entries and photo comments are enabled. You always have the option of limiting or disabling these features.

Enabling/Disabling the Guestbook and Comments via Access Control

  1. In Edit View, go to Photos.
  2. Under the organizer, click the gallery, group or collection that you would like to edit.
  3. Under the Toolbox, click on Gallery Access, Group Access or Collection Access.  A pop-up window will appear.
  4. Uncheck Same as Containing Group. (if necessary)
  5. Go to the Comments tab.
  6. Check or uncheck Allow Guestbook to Show or Not Show the Guestbook. You can also choose to check and uncheck the following options:
    • Allow new private posts (only you can see them)
    • Allow new public posts (anyone can see them)
    • Allow new posts from users not registered with Zenfolio
    • Public Posts must be approved before others can see them
  7. Check or uncheck Allow Comments to Show or Not Show Comments. You can also choose to check and uncheck the following options:
    • Allow new private comments (only you can see them)
    • Allow new public comments (anyone can see them)
    • Allow new comments from users not registered with Zenfolio
    • Public Comments must be approved before others can see them
  8. Click Save to apply your changes.

Controlling comments guestbook via Access Control
 

Show/Hide Guestbook and Comments through Customize Visitor View

You can disable the Guestbook entry on your photo page or opt to have it follow your Access Control settings by following these steps:

  1. In Edit View, go to Photos.
  2. Under the Organizer, select the gallery that you would like to edit.
  3. Hover the mouse pointer over Preview then click on Customize to go to Customize Visitor View.
  4. Go to Options.
  5. You may need to uncheck the box that says Use Default Settings For Layout, Theme, and Options.
  6. Go to the Guestbook tab.
  7. Select Hide or Show next to Guestbook (Or Follow Access Control if you have set your preferences in Edit View).
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Publish your changes before exiting Customize Visitor View to make those changes live on your site.

Hide/Show Guestbook Comments om Thumbnails Page
 
Once you set these page options you can click on "Save as Default" to have this layout applied to all of your galleries that follow default settings.

 
Also, you may want to do this at the photo page level as well so visitors cannot comment on the photos individually.

​Stay in Customize Visitor View or use the step above to go back to Customize Visitor View.
  1. Click on Gallery Thumbnails in the top left corner then click on Gallery Photos in the menu that appears.
  2. Go to Options.
  3. You may need to uncheck the box that says Use Default Settings For Layout, Theme, and Options.
  4. Go to the Comment tab.
  5. Select Hide or Show next to Link to Comments (Or Follow Access Control if you have set your preferences in Edit View).
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Publish your changes before exiting Customize Visitor View to make those changes live on your site.
Hide Show Comments on Photo Pages
Once you set these page options you can click on "Save as Default" to have this layout applied to all of your galleries that follow default settings.