How to Disable Comment on Word Press Site

By | May 23, 2019

Disable Comments on Future Posts

You can easily stop commenting on your future posts if your WordPress site has just begun.

To achieve this, go to the » Concerning your WordPress admin panel from the left sidebar.

You have to uncheck the “Permit people to post new articles” option on this page, then click the Changes Save button to store your configurations.

Comments on all future posts will be disabled. But you can still do so without changing this setting if you want to allow or disallow commentary on a certain post. In the next section, we will cover that.

Disable Comments on a Specific Page or Post

Comments on all your pages are disabled by default.

However, WordPress gives you free access to individual pages and messages to allow or disable comment.

Just head to Pages» All left sidebar pages. On the next page, you have to hover over the title of a page you want to enable or deactivate comments and click the Edit Link.

You’ll see the 3 vertical dots icon at the top right corner of your page. To open a drop-down menu, you must click on the Options menu. You must make sure that the discussion box is  activated here. This will open a popup box, which

You will see the Discussion meta box on the right side of your publishing house when you close this modal box. Please make sure that you do not see it by clicking on the Document tab.

Now, the Allow comments box can be unchecked to disable comments on this page and to save the changes, you can click Update.

In contrast, you can just check the box to activate it for certain pages if you want comments to be selectively enabled.

For commenting on individual posts or other custom post types, you may follow the same process.

Disable Comments on Pages and Posts in Bulk

Would you like to disable comments on all posts and pages published without doing it alone?  Without using a plugin, you can do this. Posts » See all your articles first and foremost. Next, select the items, choose Edit from the Bulk Actions dropdown box, then click Apply.

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You can now perform mass actions, such as changing the name of the author and disabling comments for all the posts you choose. Click on the Update button to not permit comments from the dropdown box. This deactivates comments on all posts you have selected.

To disable comments on your page, you can follow the same procedure.

Delete All WordPress Comments

While the above methods will not deactivate comments on your posts and pages, the existing comments from your WordPress site will not be removed. Click Comments from the left-hand sidebar of your admin panel to remove all comments from your website.

Next choose all the comments, from the Bulk actions dopdown box, choose to Move to Trash option, and click Apply. All current comments will be deleted from your site. You will need to repeat this step several times if your website contains a great many comments.

Why Disable Comments in WordPress?

To create your site, many small business owners use WordPress. Often, these websites have no blog and are mainly based on static pages, such as services, contacts, etc. There is no point in allowing comment in such cases.

In other instances, bloggers may publish some posts, such as advertisements that they will not allow troll comments. In these cases, comments on those particular posts or pages can easily be deactivated.

The other scenario is that some corporate blogs choose to disable comments to prevent spam completely. While you can always use (and share) spam protection techniques, deactivation of the comment section will definitely resolve your problem.

Whatever your reason, you can certainly deactivate comments and even remove your WordPress comment section.

Here’s a brief summary of what in this article you will learn:

  • Disable Comments on Future Posts
  • Disable Comments on a Specific Page or Post
  • Disable Comments on Pages and Posts in Bulk
  • Delete All WordPress Comments
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