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WordPress Disable Comments

There are times when you have a WordPress site where you won’t need, want, or use comments. And therefore, so as to not have to worry about spam, it’s best to simply disable WordPress comments altogether. In fact, we disable comments on this site.

How to Disable WordPress Comments

To disable WordPress comments altogether, click into the “Perfmatters” plugin settings. Under the “Options” tab, scroll down and enable the option to “Disable Comments.”

WordPress disable comments
WordPress disable comments

Below is a list of the actions that we attempt to perform when Disable Comments is toggled on:

  • Disable the built-in Recent Comments widget.
  • Remove the X-Pingback header.
  • Remove the comment feed links.
  • Disable comment feed requests.
  • Remove comment links from the admin bar.
  • Remove support for comments from all post types.
  • Close comment filters.
  • Remove comment links from the admin menu.
  • Disable built-in discussion page.
  • Hide comments from the dashboard.
  • Hide comment settings option from the profile page.
  • Return a blank comments template when requested.
  • Remove comment reply script.

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