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How to disable “leave a reply” section to a blog post??

  • Hi there,

    On my blog, I would like to disable comments that are available to readers for now.

    In my settings, I have unchecked “Allow people to post comments on new articles”, but the leave a reply is still showing up in my blog posts.

    Can someone please take a look and let me know what the problem could be?

    Here is an example of one of the posts.
    http://blog.iongeo.com/?p=223

    I would greatly appreciate any help that could be provided.

    Thank you.

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  • You may need to uncheck the Allow comments on this post in the Discussion module that is available on each post.

    you will probably need to remove the comment code from the post and pages.

    [solicitation removed MEH]

    Hi,

    It seems that comment posting is still enable on your blog and post hence it gibes the post a comment option on your posts. Hence, you need to disable post comment option from wordpress admin area -> settings -> discussion as well as from post page.

    Thanks,

    Shane G.

    Ah thanks MichaelH and crea8tive.

    Now a few follow up questions, might there be a way to have that “Allow comments for post” is unchecked for all posts?

    Also, can you please provide me what code I might need to modify if I want to comment out the “comments” section of the php?

    Thanks

    Backup your database.

    Use phpMyAdmin with this SQL to turn comments off on all posts and pages

    UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status='closed' WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'post';
    UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status='closed' WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'page';

    You will probably be looking for Template_Tags/comments_popup_link in your themes template files — need to delete that.

    Related:
    Stepping Into Template Tags
    Stepping Into Templates
    Template Hierarchy
    WordPress Backups

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