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  • When will WordPress add a “disable comments option” by default without needing a plugin or adding 30 lines of code to functions.php?

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  • Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    Dashboard -> Settings -> Discusson
    Uncheck Allow people to submit comments on new posts

    Andrei Draganescu

    (@andraganescu)

    Hi there @ayrancd! I also use a plugin to disable comments to remove the possibility of the individual post to override the setting mentioned by @t-p and make a global permanent setting.

    I think the fact that this heavy duty disabling of a feature can be done via a plugin is easy enough. Is it more that just installing a plugin that makes this a problem?

    Also since adding the option seems easy, try opening a ticket to see if a discussion there could reveal some potential issues with a default implementation, perhaps even propose a patch!

    @t-p that doesn’t solve all comment issues unfortunately.
    @andraganescu I tried as much as I can to avoid using plugins.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    @ayrancd What other comment issues does it not solve specifically?

    That setting will turn off comments for new posts. If you want to turn them off for existing posts, then there are other settings to do that. Basically, you can control comments to a fine detail and you don’t need any plugins or extra code to do that.

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