Allowing non-members to leave comments in Drupal 8

Drupal 8, by default, does not allow non-registered users to leave comments. If you want to allow visitors to be able to leave comments on your site, follow the instructions below.

How to give visitors commenting privileges

  1. Log into your Drupal 8 admin interface.
  2. edu Drupal 8 common images select menu

    Look to the top menu bar on the page and click on the Menu tab.

  3. edu Drupal 8 common images select person

    A second menu bar will appear. Click on the People option to continue.

  4. edu Drupal 8 107 allow visitors to comment 1 click permissions tab

    Now we are on the People where it lists the site members. Click on the Permissions tab in the upper right corner.

  5. edu Drupal 8 107 allow visitors to comment 2 select anonymous

    This leads you to the master Permissions list. Look for the Comment section and locate the Post Comments permission. Click on the checkbox for the Anonymous User column.

  6. Once you have selected the checkbox, click on the Save Permissions button at the bottom. This will enable the non-registered visitor to leave comments on your site. Below you can see a shot of a post both before the permission is active and after.
    Before After
    edu Drupal 8 107 allow visitors to comment before

    edu Drupal 8 107 allow visitors to comment after

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