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[resolved] static website - how can I remove comments template? (7 posts)

  1. elisabeth2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello!

    I would need a static website without the possibility of posts - how can
    I remove the comment-template? I tried to delete it in the function.php
    but after the whole site did not work longer.

    What would be the best solution to remove the option for making comments
    or a reply?

    thanks for any help and advice!
    Elisabeth

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You do not need to delete comments.php from your theme. Restore that file, turn off all commenting on your site and try activating the Akismet plugin.

  3. samanthassj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This drove me crazy until I discovered that there is a little check box on the Quick Edit page. Not on the Edit page for the same article. Turns comments on or off.

  4. elisabeth2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Esmi & Smanthassj!

    Thanks so much for your advice - I could remove now the comment from the site
    and the Akismet plugin is a good advice!

    it works now! great,
    thanks, lisi

  5. Edward R. Jenkins
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can also find the following in the template:

    <?php comments_template(); ?>

    And change it to this:

    <?php // comments_template(); ?>

    That removes the comment template completely, and will remove the default "Comments Are Off" message.

  6. dragonfly66
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow, in the Quick Comments page. Who would of thought that, Thanks samanthassj!

  7. needhelprightnow
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    [ Moderator note: de-capped. Please do not post in all caps again. It's considered rude. ]

    thanks samathassj ! thanks so much for your help, that was so simple ! i think it would save alot of time if that option to not allow comments check box was also on the main edit page !!!!!!!!! thanks again.

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