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How to block comments in wordpress?

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by microbrain, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. #1
    Is there any option in wordpress to block all the comments ?
    I don't want comments in my wordpress blog , I can't find the option ?
    anyone know about it ?
    SEMrush
     
    microbrain, Sep 2, 2008 IP
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  2. mizaks

    mizaks Well-Known Member

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    I believe unchecking the "Allow people to post comments on the article" option in the Discussion tab will block comments.
     
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  3. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    There is an option if you don't want comments for your posts at your wp blogs. I suggest you to use Akismet plugin to Stop Comment Spam and Trackback Spam at your blog. Just activate that plugin under plugin area.

    DON.
     
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    crumblepie Well-Known Member

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    You could also take out the comment parts in your template if you don't want to see comments at all.
     
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  5. coolfriend

    coolfriend Peon

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    hey nobody wants to block all d comments rt? anyway to block all the spam coments , use the free widget Akismet....http://akismet.com/
     
    coolfriend, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  6. allfunandgeek

    allfunandgeek Peon

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    Why do you want to block all comments. That's what make blogs to fantastic. But if you really want to, Mizaks' got it right. Uncheck the box and you're golden
     
    allfunandgeek, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  7. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    Maybe OP tired of getting SPAM comments at his blog :rolleyes:

    If that is the reason then no need to block all comments as good and bad both comments are needed for blog improvement. And for SPAM akismet is always there as an option as i said earlier.

    DON.
     
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    zk5182 Active Member

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    Remove it from your template , use Akismet plugin for spam comments
     
    zk5182, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  9. zamican

    zamican Peon

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    I am new to Wordpress (Set up my first one 3 weeks ago) so I was very surprised to find that a total of 8 comments had been made on my blog that were completely not relevant to my "sticky post"

    My blog is about watersports but the spam posts were about the UK Lottery, lesbian activities and printing services etc

    Originally I thought that relevant comments would be good but now I realise there are "blog hijackers" at work who don't care about relevancy or any social rules...

    I have the akismet plugin and I thought that I had it covered in "Settings" too but thanks to the previous posts I now know what to do!

    I have one question, should I use or block trackbacks?

    Thanks to All

    Regards, Morgan
     
    zamican, Aug 29, 2009 IP
  10. sydzapp

    sydzapp Well-Known Member

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    Why depend on Akismet, upgrade wordpress to the latest version and click on 'Edit Post', select the post and you'll get an option saying 'allow comments' below the main 'textbox', just uncheck it and 'update post'.
     
    sydzapp, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    zamican Peon

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    Thanks for the quick response SydZapp! You are on the ball!

    I had a look at the upgrade option but I baulked after reading about backing up wordpress files as I am afraid of touching anything php...

    Whenever I see php mentioned, my instincts tell me to run! I think I have already reached my limit of understanding with pigeon HTML!

    I realise I should have a backup of my blog files as a precaution but is there an easier way for a newbie?

    I have so many multi-tabbed windows open on my laptop with information to be digested later that I can't take on p h p...

    Thanks again, Morgan
     
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  12. sydzapp

    sydzapp Well-Known Member

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    Since you set up your blog 3 weeks back, i guess u might be having Wordpress 3.83 or 3.84 or if you installed using your hosts's installer, they might have installed an earlier version. Whatever version it is, try this :

    1) Click on Posts/Edit Post/'select a post to edit'
    2) Once the editor has opened, on the right-top corner, click on 'Select Options' and place a checkmark next to 'Discussion'.
    3) Now a new column called 'Discussions' should have appeared having two options with a 'checkmark' option available, namely
    i) Allow comments on this post
    and
    ii)Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this post
    4) Check or Uncheck whatever option you need and click on 'Update Post'.
    This should be it.

    Regarding Upgrading, its a must. The only thing that may go wrong is compatibility of a plugin which is highly unlikely. I have 40+ plugins and keep upgrading my version of WP and have had no issues till date :)
    Upgrading will not need you to mess with php.
     
    sydzapp, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    zamican Peon

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    I followed your directions-it was easier than I thought having clear instructions.
    Comments are definitely blocked now! I agree that having relevant comments is what blogging is all about so I thought that leaving "Comments" on would encourage visitors to support my blog with interesting and useful comments?

    Now I realise that some people take advantage and just dump their ads anywhere.

    Thank you Sydzapp
     
    zamican, Sep 12, 2009 IP
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    lets4410 Guest

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    That works in my version, does anyone know how to widen the widget ads pace on the right hand side in wordpress, is there an easy option or do you need to start messing around with the code?
     
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    LindaShopper Active Member

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    using aksimet plugin i think it will work for you
     
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    kukuncool Greenhorn

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    Go to discussion setting and the unchecking Allow people to post comments on the article
     
    kukuncool, Apr 9, 2012 IP