When you create a new page in WordPress, it has comments enabled by default. This could be a little annoying if you create a lot of pages and sometimes forget to uncheck the enable comments box. Recently one of our users asked us if there was an easy way to remove comments from pages in WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to turn off or disable comments in WordPress pages.
You can use WordPress to create websites that do not look anything like a blog. You can use pages to create all your content (see the difference between pages and posts), create custom post types, and have a separate page for blog posts. Now you may want to have comments on your blog posts, but not on your pages and other sections of your website.
To turn off comments on pages, the first thing you need to do is install and activate the No Page Comment plugin. Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » No Page Comment to configure the plugin.
If you only want to disable comments on new pages, then check the comments and trackbacks checkbox next to Pages and click on the Update Settings button. If you also want to turn off comments on all previous pages as well, then click on theDisable All Comments and Disable All Trackbacks buttons next to pages under Modify All Current section.
That’s all, your WordPress pages are now comments free.
Remember that even though you have disabled comments on all pages, you can still enable them on a page if you want. To do that you need to edit the page where you want to enable comments. On the post editor screen click on the screen options button on the upper right corner of the screen. This will open a fly down menu where you need to check the box next to Discussion.
Once you have checked the discussion box, scroll down and you will find a Discussion meta box on the post editor screen. This meta box allows you to selectively enable or disable comments on a single page.
Check the box next to Allow Comments to enable the comments on this page. Now you can update or publish your page and it will show up with a comment form.
We hope this article helped you switch off comments for pages in WordPress. If you are using pages to build your WordPress site, then you may also want to check out our guides on how to add categories and tags for pages, and how to display related pages in WordPress.