Comments are wonderful ways to interact with the readers and to receive their feedback on any particular article. Readers can actively participate by sharing their ideas, views and queries in any article they like through comments. Despite of having numerous advantages of keeping comment feature in your blogs or posts, there might be cases when you want to turn off or even completely disable comments. If you want to disable comments because you are getting many comment spam, you might want to check our previous article on “How to Remove Spam from WordPress Comments”. It is always good to have reader’s opinions through comments but they may be distracting. There may be some articles which may not even require comments. Also if you have lots of posts and pages, managing comment on every single one of them gets annoying. In WordPress, the comments are enabled by default on every new posts. This article shows how to disable WordPress Comments in Posts and Pages.
How to Disable WordPress Comments in Posts and Pages
Disable Comments for Individual Posts
Comments can be disabled while editing for the particular page or post. Follow these easy steps to disable comments for individual posts:
After saving, this setting changes will disable comments from that individual post.
Disable Comments Globally
Here are the steps to completely disable comments.
3. Save the changes.
Now all your new articles will not have any comment feature.
Disable Comments on Multiple Pages or Post
Simply follow these steps to disable comments on multiple pages or post in a bulk.
1. Go to pages > All pages and for post go to posts > all posts.
2. Select the multiple articles whose comments you want to disable by clicking the check box in front of those articles.
3. Select edit from the Bulk Actions at the top of the screen and click the Apply button.
Finally click Update button to save changes. Now the comment section from the selected articles will be removed.
Plugins to Disable or Enable Comments
If you are a plugin lover, there are some wonderful plugins that can be pretty useful in the controlling of the display of comments.
The No Page comment plugin allows you to select weather comments are enabled or disabled by default on all posts, pages and custom post types. After the release of WordPress 4.3 comments are always disabled for pages. This is useful for lot of sites but if you fall in situations where you want comments for your pages, then in such situations this plugin comes into play. Like comments the plugin also controls the pingbacks and trackbacks features for posts and pages.
The plugin is very easy to use. Just install the plugin and activate it. You can find the plugin in settings >> No Page Comment from your dashboard as shown in figure.
The settings are very simple to use. Simply select or dis-select the respective checkbox to enable or disable comments and trackback on new articles.
If you want to enable or disable comments in all previous articles as well simply use the settings under the section Modify all current.
It is a very popular plugin with more than 800,000 active installs. The plugin globally removes comments in the site. The comments can also be disabled according to post types. The settings cannot be overridden for individual posts so don’t use this plugin if you want to disable comments for selective individual posts only.
The plugin is really very simple and easy to use. Simply install and activate the plugin. You can find the plugin in the settings >>Disable Comments in your dashboard as shown in figure.
the setting page is very simple with no large configuration.
Select the radio button of Everywhere if you want to remove the comments completely and globally from your site. The radio button on certain post type allows you to disable comments on selected post type only. Thus with these methods you can easily take control over the display of comments in your website.
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