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Disable Annoying WordPress Comments on Pages and Posts

November 19th, 2011

Hi! My name is Jon Walters, owner of Benjihost.com, and what I want to show you today is how easy it is to turn off those annoying comments that you get on WordPress. A lot times you’ll do a default installation of WordPress which allows anybody and everybody to submit comments to both your pages and your posts. And a lot of times you get just a tons of spam which is very annoying. So, why don’t we get started?

So, the first thing that we’re going to do is to login to the administrative section of our WordPress installation. For me, that web address is gonna be http://benjihost.net/blog/wp-login.php. So, I’m going to go ahead and login here.

And once I’m logged in, I’m gonna go to my pages because I’m gonna set my pages to not allow for content or for comments. So, the…probably the slowest way to do this is to go to each individual page and edit that page. I’ll just show you how to do that real quick; in case you want to do one specific page to not allow comments. So, we’ll scroll down here and we deselect…we deselect “allow comments.” And then we scroll back up and select “update” and that will update our page. So, that could be extremely time consuming if you go through all of your pages to update.

So, what I’m gonna show you here is a quick and easy way to update all your pages. Let’s say maybe you have 50 pages…or let’s say maybe you have a thousand blog posts…you want to update all of them at once to not allow for comments. This will gonna be easy to do. You just select this top icon here and it will check all of your pages. Select this drop down, select “edit,” select “apply.” And now in the comments drop down, we select “do not allow comments” and update. And it’s done!

All three of those pages are updated to not allow for comments and now you’re not gonna get that annoying spam. Hope that helps you out and if you have any questions and you are a current customer of Benjihost.com, please feel free to submit us a support ticket, we’re glad to help you. If you’re not a customer, please check us out and we have some resources on our website and our YouTube channel and we’re available and would love to have you as our customer. Thank you!

Posted by Jon Walters in WordPress Help at 01:32 | Tagged , | Leave a comment