I have a couple of WP 2.1.2 installations where I do not want any comments posted. I have done the following:
- renamed wp-commments-post.php out of the way
- ditto comments.php
- removed all visible links to posting comments
I am still getting dozens of spam comments requiring moderation every day. Obviously the spammers know more about WP than I do (not hard since I am a newbie).
None of these spam comments actually get seen since I have moderation on... but it is agravating having to go in and delete them every morning.
So how are the spammers doing it? There must be some file(s) other than wp-comments-post.php and comments.php involved. If anyone can tell me how completely disable comments I would greatly appreciate it.
[Interestingly Askimet is only catching about half of these comments, and Bad Behavior doesn't stop them either.]