My guide shows you how to turn off comments on WordPress, step by step. You can disable comments for all your posts or individual posts.
Let’s get started.
How To Turn Off Comments For Future Posts
Step One – Select ‘Settings’ From The Main Menu
Move your mouse over ‘Settings’ in the WordPress admin menu, and select the ‘Discussion’ link.
Step Two – Uncheck Allow People To Submit Comments To New Blogs
Uncheck the ‘Allow people to submit comments on new posts’ box.
Unticking this option means that on all future posts you publish, the comments are disabled.
Step Three – Save Changes
To update your changes, scroll to the bottom of the screen and select ‘Save changes.’
How To Turn Off Comments For Individual Blog Posts
Step One – Select The Post You Want To Turn Off Comments
From your WordPress admin, select ‘Posts.’
Next, from the list of your blog posts, select ‘Edit’ under the title you want to turn off comments.
Step Two – Select ‘Discussion’
On the right-hand side of the editor is a sidebar. In the sidebar, select the ‘Discussion’ tab.
Step Three – Uncheck ‘Allow Comments’
Under the ‘Discussion’ tab, uncheck ‘Allow Comments.’
Step four – Publish changes.
Finally, scroll to the top, and select ‘Update’.
Once the update is complete, a confirmation message appears in the bottom left. Click on ‘View Post’ to see your updated content.
Comments have been disabled for this blog post.
How To Turn Off Comments For Multiple Published Blog Posts
Step One – Select ‘Posts’ From The WordPress Admin Menu.
First, click on ‘Posts’ in the WordPress admin menu.
Step Two – Select The Posts You Want To Turn Off Comments
From the list of published blog posts, tick the box next to the title of the posts you want to turn off comments.
Step Three – Select ‘Edit’ From The Drop-down Menu
Click on the drop-down menu and select ‘Edit’ then ‘Apply.’
Step Four – Change The Comment Setting
Next, open the ‘Comments’ drop-down menu, and select ‘Do not allow.’ Click on ‘Update’ to save your changes.
Once your updates are complete, you get a confirmation message on the top left of the editor.
Now all comments are disabled for the posts on the selected list.
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Now you can turn off comments on WordPress. You can change options from ‘Settings’ on WordPress admin on individual blog posts. Or use the ‘Bulk Actions’ menu on your blog post list.
I recommend having comments turned on for your website, especially if it is new. You want to build a relationship with your visitors. Engage with your readers, and reply to comments. If your visitors trust you, they are more likely to purchase from you.
If you have a problem with spam comments, I recommend the ‘Askimet’ WordPress plugin. Askimet does an excellent job of filtering spam comments for you. Spam comments are archived for you to review.
You can install Askimet from the WordPress plugin library in your WordPress admin or WordPress.org.
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