How to disable comments in WordPress

Sometimes you do not want to have the comments functionality on your whole WordPress site or in specific posts.

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Disable Comments in a specific Post

If it is only about one specific post, the best option is to adjust the post setting in the WordPress Post Editor Interface on the right side under “Discussion”. There you have the option to unselect “Allow Comments”. You can unselect it, update your post and you are done.

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Disable Comments for all new Posts

You can also disable the comment functionality for all future posts you create. Therefor, in the admin interface go via “Settings” on the left side and open “Discussion”. On this page you have the option to unselect the setting “Allow people to submit comments on new posts”:

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