disabling comments on WordPress pages

Written by Ed Beckmann Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:34

Introduction – WordPress websites

Because a lot of people use wordpress for their websites, I will post a series of the more useful hints and tips that I find. Naturally your first stop should be the forums on wordpress support, but I’m also happy to share what I know in simple terms.

Comments on wordpress pages and posts

By default, most themes (a theme is the name for a a style, look or template) allow comments from readers. If you have created any posts or pages you will probably have spotted the settings saying who can comment, whether comments have to be reviewed etc. Sometimes for very good reasons you just do not want any reference to comments to appear on your pages but you are automatically left with text like “you must be logged in to comment” or “comments are closed”.

Removing comments completely from wordpress pages or posts

This is simple!

  • log in
  • go to the list of pages or posts
  • under the relevant place, click “quick edit”
  • untick the “allow comments” box
  • job done!

Useful information

These books have some very useful hints and tips:

Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Magazine Book Series)
WordPress Revealed: How to Build a Website, Get Visitors and Make Money (Even For Beginners): 1