catssupport 290 Questions 307 Answers 7 Best Answers 1 Points View Profile 0 catssupport Asked: November 17, 2017In: Common Issues How to turn off comments in WordPress 0 wordpress disable comments Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent catssupport 290 Questions 307 Answers 7 Best Answers 1 Points View Profile Kano Added an answer on April 24, 2019 at 1:12 pm The place to start managing comments is Settings > Discussion in your WordPress Dashboard. 1. To stop comments on all future posts (and pages): Uncheck the option “allow people to post comments on articles”. You can also disable pingbacks and trackbacks here. This will stop comments and pings entirely on all future posts on your site. (Pages are disabled by default). If you wish to allow comments on individual posts or articles, you can do so by changing the settings under Discussions in the individual post or page. (More on that below). 2. To stop all comments on all published posts (or pages): Simply disallowing comments as mentioned above will not stop the flow of comments on existing posts and pages. To trash, all comments on all existing posts visit your Dashboard > Comments. Here, you can select the comments you want to go, click Bulk Actions, select “Move to Trash”, and then click the Apply button. 3. To stop comments on selected posts (or pages) in bulk: This time let’s go to the All Posts section. Select all the posts for which you wish to delete comments. Then click on Bulk Actions > Edit > Apply. A new option Bulk Edit will open up where you can choose the Do Not Allow option for comments. You’ll be restricted to selecting from 20 posts at a time because that’s the default setting for display of posts in the All Posts screen. To display a greater number on each screen, make changes under Screen Options. 4. To stop comments on existing posts individually: Select the specific post from All Posts and click Edit Post. Below the writing area, you’ll see a heading Discussion. If you cannot see this option, enable “Discussion” under “Screen Options”. In the Discussion box, uncheck “Allow comments”. You can also achieve the same result by opting to Quick Edit individual posts. 5. To disable comments on media files: We’re still not done, as the posts may continue to receive comments on the media files. When you upload an image to your post, an attachment file is created. This file will continue to receive comments, even if you’ve disabled them on the corresponding post. To disable comments in WordPress for those attachments, visit Media Library, select the media file and click on Edit. You’ll find a “Discussion” box similar to to the one in the text editor for posts, and you can disable comments there. It’s not possible to do a bulk edit for media files using settings in WordPress, but you can do this by adding some code to your theme file. —- Kano Cat’s Plugins Team! 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Click on image to update the captcha. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.