How to disable comments in WordPress?

Not long ago we wrote an article about how to remove the attributions in WordPress found beneath the comments box. We know that our little guide has been helpful to many, but let us just continue on the same track. What if you do not want to have the comment field visible at all? What can be done then?

It is very easy to remove and disable comments in WordPress, and there are different strategies to use to disable comments. In other words, if you do not want to show the comments field at all, which again mean that not only the comment field will disappear, but also the allowed attributions and everything connected to the comment field, follow these guidelines.

Disable comments on all new posts/pages

To disable comments on all new posts and pages, you can make this change in your WordPress settings. Simply go to the Settings – Discussion. There you need to uncheck the following line: “Allow people to post comments on new articles.” Notice what is written with Italic, that even though you uncheck this, you can still allow comments manually in the future as you write new posts and articles.

Disable comments on a single article

Let us say that you have enabled comments, but on a special article you would like to disable comments. That can be done in one of the following two ways.

  1. Open the post or page manually in the WordPress editor. Press “Screen Options” in the upper right corner and make sure that “Discussion” is checked. If not, check it! Once this has been done, scroll down and you can see the option to enable or disable comments towards the bottom of the editor.
  2. Go to the Posts – All Posts page in the admin tool. Find the article(s) you are interested in and press press quick edit. You will then see the chance to enable or disable comments for that single post. If you selected more than one post or page and pressed edit, you can change several posts and pages at the same time with one mouse click.

disable comments in WordPress

If you follow these instructions you can easily disable  comments in WordPress on all posts and pages, or on some special posts or pages in WordPress. It is really easy, almost so easy that this article is superficial, but since you are here reading it we do hope that you have found it useful and enjoyed it. If you are a fan of comments and want to give your visitors a chance to subscribe to comments at your site, read more about how to do so here.

Have you been able to disable comments in WordPress?

I hope you have managed to disable comments in WordPress following these instructions. If you have problems or questions, just use the comment field beneath and I will do my best to help!

1 Comment

  1. Thankful

    It ís nearly impossible to find educated people about this subject, however, you seem like
    you know what youíre talking about! I was now able to remove the comments are closed text from my site!


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