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How To Disable Comments On WordPress Pages

How To Disable Comments On WordPress Pages and Posts

I received a few emails asking me how to disable the comments on WordPress pages. For example, you might have a “Terms & Conditions” page or a “Privacy Policy” page, and you don’t need to accept comments on those type of pages.

On different forums and blogs, I noticed that most people will tell you that you’ll need to change some code on your website. Then they’ll proceed to give you some complicated HTML script that you need to insert into your css style sheet. Wow!! Are they serious? That’s ridiculous.

In the 2nd edition of our WordPress book, I mentioned that there is a “Screen Options” feature on the top right corner of your WordPress dashboard. You’ll need to use that “Screen Options” feature, and I’ll show you what to do step-by-step:

1. Click the “Pages” tab on your dashboard

2. Find the page that you want to disable the comments on, and click the “Edit” link under the page.

how to disable comments wordpress

3. Click the grey colored “Screen Options” tab on the top right corner of your dashboard.

4. Check the box that says “Discussion.

how to disable comments wordpress

5. Check the “Screen Options” tab again to move it back up and out of the way.

Now if you scroll down to about the middle of your page, you’ll see a new widget that says “Discussion.” Within that widget, you’ll see a check-box that says “Allow Comments.” If you want to disable the comments for that WordPress page, just make sure that “Allow Comments” box is unchecked and publish the page.

how to disable comments wordpress

This feature also works with blog posts as well. Just click the “Posts” tab and repeat the same steps. If you want to see an example of a page that has the comments disabled, then check out our “Terms and Conditions of Use” page by clicking this link: http://read2learn.net/terms-and-conditions-of-use/

If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, you’ll see that the comments feature has been disabled.

-Kent M

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6 Comments

  1. This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!

  2. You’re right. I looked on the the WordPress forum and somebody told me that I have to change some code on my page. I had no idea what they were talking about. Maybe they are using a different version on WordPress??

  3. Cool post, thanks! Very useful

  4. This was very quick and very useful… thank you very much! :)