How to Disable Comments On Your WordPress Site (Detailed Guide)


While a comment section in your WordPress site is a great way to interact with your users, many users still search for a way to disable comments in WordPress

Why? Because adding a comment section can sometimes have a negative impact on your website speed, but most importantly, if you don’t have loyal active users, people start using it for spamming and promoting their own links, etc. 

A good alternative is to add Facebook comments in your WordPress site because people have to use their personal profiles to comment. I digress, though. 

In this article, I will show you how to disable comments in WordPress in 5 simple ways. Let’s take a look at some more reasons why one would need to disable the comments section in WordPress before, though.

When and Why Disable the Comments in WordPress site?

Some website owners don’t want to allow comments on their site due to different reasons. Let’s look at a few of those reasons:

  • When the site owner/admin has no time to respond to comments, it’s better to disable comments rather than leaving them without any response. It can create a negative image for a website because users think the admin isn’t interested in what the users have to say. 
  • Sometimes a post or an article may be attracting negativity and people may start trolling unnecessarily. In that case, a site owner may want to turn off comments for that particular post. 
  • When a website has no blog option and uses static pages like contact us & about us, etc, there’s no use of a comment section. 
  • News channels like BBC, CNN, and other sites that discuss politics may not want a user comment sections to avoid controversial comments and discussions.
  • Some region-specific websites want to disable comments for other regions to avoid spam. 

There are plenty of other scenarios where users need to turn off the comments section but for now, let’s get back to the topic at hand: how to disable comments in WordPress


These are the 5 ways to turn off the comments in your WordPress site:

  1. Disable comments on future posts.
  2. Disable comments on all posts and pages.
  3. Disable comments on specific posts and pages.
  4. Remove all or specific WordPress comments.
  5. Disable comments via a plugin.

1. Disable Comments on Future Posts

You can easily disable comments on future posts or for new blogs. WordPress provides a built-in function that is enabled by default but you can turn off this feature and stop comments for all future posts and blogs.

For this, Go to Dashboard > Settings > Discussions.

Then, you need to uncheck the



This article was written by Muzamil Ali and originally published on WPblog.

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