Require manual approval before displaying comments
Right now, all the comments are public instantly. However, we may want to review the comments before showing them to other users. This is what we'll cover in this lesson.
Right now, all the comments are public. When a user adds a comment, other people can see it instantly (when they open a particular page). However, we may not want to do this and instead be able to review the comments before showing them to other users. And that's what we're going to do in this lesson. We'll add a possibility to mark comments as hidden by default and only show them publically after manual approval.
As the first step, we need to store the information — whether a comment is visible or not — somewhere. For that, we'll go to the Hasura Console and modify the comments table a bit.
We'll add a new column called
Boolean type and default value
We also need to update permissions, as we don't want client applications to
fetch hidden comments. We'll go to the permissions tab and click on select
permissions for role
anonymous. In the Row Select Permissions, we'll
with custom check. Inside, we'll set the configuration to
hidden is equal to false so that the anonymous role has access only to the
public, accepted comments.
We also need to provide access to the
hidden column. We can do this by
toggling it in the Column select permissions section: