How to Disable Comments in WordPress
WordPress is one of the most popular and used content management systems today. In this CMS, comments are powerful and can enhance your site. It can encourage discussion and allow you to interact with your readers, and help build a community.
Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published an article titled ‘How to Disable Comments in WordPress’ to help you manage comments in WordPress.
He says, “Disabling comments on WordPress is another feature by the platform to give you more control over your website. As one would expect, the process is simple and straightforward, and all you have to do is choose an option that fits your needs better.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Step 1 – Know Where You Want to Disable Comments on Your Site
- Step 2 – Change the Settings to Disable Comments
- Step 3 – Explore Other Comment Settings
Hateful, offensive, spammy, out of line—there can be all kinds of comments.
The good news is you can disable them all on your WordPress site in a few clicks. Trust me, it’ll take less than five minutes.
Moreover, stopping comments can help boost your loading speed as well.
Start by checking your site’s speed first using tools like PageSpeed and Pingdom. If you find that your site isn’t loading fast enough, turn off your comments temporarily. You can also globally disable them”.