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How to turn off WordPress comments

You can turn off comments and discussion in WordPress by selecting Settings in your admin panel and clicking on “Discussion”. From here uncheck the box that says “Allow people to post comments on new articles” – this will disable comments for FUTURE posts.

What’s that? Your comments are turned off but you are still getting comments?

Note that this only applies to posts in the future. Any posts that are already published will have to be manually edited so that you can turn comments off on these also.

You can do this in mass by doing the following:

  1. Click Posts > All Posts
  2. Screen Options
  3. Change “Number of items per page:” to a number larger than the number of posts you have already published, e.g. if you have 90 published posts, select view 100 posts.
  4. Select all posts
  5. Bulk actions > Edit > Apply
  6. Comments > Do Not Allow
  7. Update
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