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WP Disable Comments

Disable comments, trackbacks and/or pingbacks globally or for specific post types, categories, tags, referrers and more. In a comprehensive and flexib

This plugin allows administrators to disable comments, trackbacks and/or pingbacks on a site or a network. The goal of this plugin is to be as comprehensive as possible and at the same time provide the flexibility to just as much as you want to.

You can choose what to disable:

  • Comments
  • Pingbacks
  • Trackbacks
  • XML-RPC
  • RSD links
  • Recent Comments Widget in Dashboard

You can choose when and where you want to disable it:

  • for logged in users
  • for specific post/page IDs (including ranges of IDs)
  • for specific categories
  • for specific tags
  • for specific authors
  • for specific post formats
  • for specific post types
  • for specific languages (this option is only available with the plugin qTranslate or mqTranslate)
  • for specific URL paths
  • for specific referrers
  • for specific IP addresses

If you disable comments or trackbacks for specific post types, the corresponding meta boxes in the post editor will also be removed.

In a multisite environment, you can either activate it for the whole network (the settings will then be available in the network admin page and affect all blogs) or for specific blogs (you can the specify different settings for different blogs).

As an alternative you can also keep commenting enabled but have the discussion comment checkboxes unchecked by default on pages, posts or any custom post type. This allows your authors to explicitly enable comments but have them disabled by default so that they do not need to remove the checkboxes for every new post. You can also disable the comment author URL field or just remove URLs with Google authorship link (to prevent someone from trying to take authorship by posting a comment).

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Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-10
Downloads: 1,803

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