WordPress Disable Comments
I had to close or disable comments on some of my Posts and more importantly on my Pages.
The only problem was I had forgotten how to do it.
I figured it out and then made this video. Check it out and if you prefer you can read the transcript below.
Transcript of how to disable comments in WordPress.
Hey, Claude Pelanne here, Affiliate Starting Line. Welcome. This is going
to be a short video, and I just want to explain how do you get rid of the
comment box underneath a page or a post. In this case, it’s a page and I’ll
show you how you do this.
I have a website that has a disclaimer, and on the Disclaimer page, you see
this Leave a Reply. I really don’t want that on there because you don’t
need it on these legal pages. How do you get rid of it?
Well, you come in to your Edit Page for the page and you come up here to
Screen Options on the right-hand side and click it. This is going to
display what is showing below your content box. So you can activate or
deactivate. For example, I don’t know need to show Platinum SEO because I
have Yoast. But here see my Discussion, it needs to be checked. Now, when I
check that, that means a discussion box is going to appear down here and
here it is right here. See Discussion? It says Allow Comments, Allow
trackbacks and pingbacks. I don’t want any of that for the page. So I’m
going to click these and then I’m going to come back up here. I’ve
unchecked them. Click Update. Now, when I go to view the page this time, my
Disclaimer will be there, but the reply box below has disappeared and
comments are closed. Now, I’ve cleaned it up and I have it the way I want
to see it. That’s how you do it.
To recap quickly, you come to your page. When you want to lose the reply
box below your page or post, you come to the Edit Page for either your page
or post. Come over here to Screen Options, and then you have a menu
selection up here, checked or unchecked. You want to make sure that you
check the Discussion box. That will allow the discussion tab to be
displayed, and then you’re going to come down here and uncheck these two
boxes here, which are checked by default. Then you’re going to come back up
here and click Update, and then that’s how you will eliminate the reply box
in your page or your post.
That’s it. I hope this video has been helpful. This is Claude Pelanne at
Affiliate Starting Line. Stay with it, stay well, and we’ll talk to you
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