Updated on Jul 2, 2019
While WordPress has a feature that allows your users to write and read comments, you have the ability to disable it. However, not all webmasters who use the platform to build their websites would prefer discussions allowed. Some of the reasons for this are:
You can enable/disable comments only for specific posts or pages via its individual "discussion" settings.
In this tutorial, we will show you how you can enable or disable the comments on your website for all future posts. Existing posts must be edited either manually or in bulk as per the information box above.
If you want to learn more about this part of the configuration on your website, check our other tutorial called "How to Manage Comments in WordPress."
To begin, you will have to log in your site's admin area and navigate to Setting → Discussion.
Once you access that section, you will notice a lot of different options. Don't get intimidated, as for this one we will only need the "Allow people to post comments on new articles" field. The same can be found at the first set of settings on that page.
For more information on the rest of the settings, visit our "How to Configure your Settings in WordPress" tutorial.
Please check/uncheck this option if you would like to enable or disable the comments on your website. Once you are done with that change scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit the Save Changes button.
Congratulations! You have modified the configuration for the comments on your site!