Meerkat provides a visual dashboard widget to allow you to quickly get a sense of the status of your comments.

Comments Overview

Starting with Meerkat 1.0.3, the dashboard widget features a comment overview table. The table provides the following metrics:

  • Total Number of Comments (no styling)
  • Number of Approved Comments (dark blue)
  • Number of Pending Comments (purple)
  • Number of Spam Comments (red)

Dashboard Chart

The dashboard widget chart displays three metrics for you:

  • Number of Spam Comments (red)
  • Number of Pending Comments (purple)
  • Number of Approved Comments (dark blue)

Clicking on the sections of the chart will direct you to the filtered comments page for that metric. For example, clicking the red part of the graph will take you to the Meerkat comments list, showing you only the spam comments.

Checking for Spam

There is also a button in the top-right "Check for Spam" that will allow you to check for spam without leaving the dashboard. Clicking "Comments" in the top-left corner of the widget will take you to the comments manager.

Adding the Widget to the Dashboard

To add the Meerkat widget to your dashboard, navigate to the Control Panel settings (Configure > Settings > Control Panel or site/settings/cp.yaml) and add the Meerkat widget to the array:

widgets:
  -
    type: meerkat