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WordPress: How to Enable or Disable Comments

How to Enable or Disable Comments on All New Articles

Important: This setting only applies for comments going forward. It does not delete or remove existing comments on any of your WordPress pages.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to Discussion.
  4. Check or Uncheck Allow People to Post Comments on New Articles:
    • Checked: Enables comments.
    • Unchecked: Disables comments.
    Allow People to Post Comments on New Articles

How to Enable or Disable Comments on an Individual Page

Important: This setting only applies for comments going forward. It does not delete or remove existing comments on any of your WordPress pages.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to Pages.
  3. Go to All Pages.
  4. Click Edit for the page you want to modify (Quick Edit also has an option to disable comments).
    Edit
  5. Click Screen Options.
  6. Check Discussion.
  7. Check or Uncheck Allow Comments:
    • Checked: Enables comments.
    • Unchecked: Disables comments.
    Allow Comments

Want to learn more about WordPress

WordPress LogoWordPress: Tutorial Videos: To help you easily grasp the basics of creating a WordPress website, iPage has created several free tutorial videos. These videos were designed to be followed in order, but you are welcome to view whichever one best suites your needs.

You can always check out WordPress.org and browse their codex or online help forums.

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