Turn Off Comments

Turn off comments to prevent the comment form being automatically placed on new posts or pages.

  1. Go to Settings > Discussion
    Settings > Discussion

    Settings > Discussion

     

  2. On Discussion Settings page, in top section named “Default article settings,” uncheck “Allow people to post comments . . . ”

    Clear the checkbox to disallow comments

    Clear the checkbox to disallow comments

  3. In “Other comment settings,” check “Users must be registered and logged in to comment”
  4. In “Before a comment appears,” check “An administrator must always approve the comment”
  5. Click “Save Changes”

On posts or pages you created prior to changing this setting, you will have to manually remove the comment forms, using the Quick Edit link:

In Quick Edit panel, clear the checkbox to disallow comments on existing post

In Quick Edit panel, clear the checkbox to disallow comments on existing post

  1. Click on the Posts link or hover over the link and Select “All Posts.”
  2. Hold your cursor over the title of a post, and a submenu appears with four links: Edit, Quick Edit, Trash, View
  3. Click “Quick Edit”
  4. On the right side of the Quick Edit panel is a checkbox labelled “Allow Comments.”  Clear the checkbox to remove the comment box from this post.
  5. Click the Update button to save your changes.