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  • I want to disable comments on certain posts, or else, disable comments on all posts older than xx days. I tried going to the individual post and disabling comments there, then I also tried instead to go to the Settings > Discussion and clicked to disable commenting on all posts older than 365 days. However either way I did it, I noticed then when I refreshed the post which I wanted to stop having people comment on, the post no longer displays comments that have already been published.

    Surely one can disable ability to comment on a post without it removing comments that have already been made an published. How is this done?

    FYI, using Thesis theme, 1.8.5, and latest version of WP (3.5.1)

    thanks

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  • I am not sure whay you mean by ‘disable commenting on all posts older than 365 days’ but

    Admin Dashboard>Settings>Discussion>Automatically close comments on articles older than>enter xx>days.

    This has worked well for me, if not for you consult theme dev (or review plugins, also if using caching plugin clear server cache)

    Michael

    (@alchymyth)

    Forum Moderator

    afaik, there is nothing by default in the WordPress core which makes a connection between allowing comments and showing existing comments.

    this might be caused by the coding of comments.php of your theme;

    please contact the theme’s developer for support.

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