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Turn Off Comments in WordPress with Disable Comments Plugin

One of our users asked for a quick way to disable comments globally in WordPress. By using the Disable Comments plugin, it's easy to solve this request.

In this short tutorial, I'm going to show you how to disable comments with a few clicks.

Install the Disable Comments plugin

  • Login to your WordPress site.
  • Go to Plugins > Add new and search for "Disable Comments".
  • Click "Install Now" and activate the plugin.
Turn Off Comments in WordPress with Disable Comments Plugin

Option #1. Disable comments globally

To disable comments temporarily from your entire site, go to:

  • Settings
  • Disable comments
Turn Off Comments in WordPress with Disable Comments Plugin
  • Select "Everywhere"
Turn Off Comments in WordPress with Disable Comments Plugin
  • Save changes

Option #2 Disable comments per post type

To disable comments per post type temporarily:

  • Select "On certain post types"
  • Check the post types
Turn Off Comments in WordPress with Disable Comments Plugin
  • Save changes

Option #3. Persistent mode: warning!

The option "Use persistent mode" would apply changes in the database and keep comments disabled even if you deactivate the plugin later. Be very careful if you choose this option.


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