I am trying to remove all the comments feature completely. All of my posts have "allow comments" disabled. I have also set "Users must be registered and logged in to comment" and I have also deleted one of the comments php files but none of this helps. Comments (spam comments) are being posted. They don't appear as I have all comments set for approval but I have to delete them every time and I'm hit with the emails all day.
Where are these comments coming from? How can someone post comments with all of these options disabled? Could they be using an link that they had when comments were enabled? Is this happening through the trackback?
I don't want the comments feature at all - I want to completely delete it from my WordPress. Does anyone know of a way to do this?
Thanks in advance for any tips.