By default comment are enabled on WordPress and can be disabled from the settings on dashboard (Settings > Discussion) if need be. But you cannot turn off comments for a single post on WordPress from same place. I have been in some forums where people asked how to turn off comments for a single post on WordPress and can’t seem to get a reasonable answer. Recently a blogger friend asked me same question and I thought it nice to share the answer I gave to him with you so you can also turn of comment for a single post on WordPress any time you want to.
To turn off comments for a single post on WordPress, you will need an administrative privilege for such site. So you must be logged in as an administrator on that site to be able to turn off comments for a single post on WordPress. So I am going to teach you in a quick tutorial how to turn off comments on a single post on WordPress.
How to turn off comments on a single post on WordPress:
Login to your WordPress dashboard with your administrator account.
Go to Posts > All Posts and navigate to the post you will want to turn off comments for. Click on “Edit” to open the post.
Look at the top of the page you will see a grey tab called “Screen Options” and click on it to reveal a slide down menu.
Check “Discussion” as highlighted on the image below and click on the Screen options again to hide the menu.
Then a discussion pane will be added to every edit post so you can choose to turn on/off comments on individual posts.
So to turn off comments on a single post on WordPress un-check the “Allow comments” on the discussion pane.
You can also use same method to turn on/off trackback and pingbacks on a single post on WordPress.
I hope you find this tutorial useful and easy to apply. If you have any questions or contributions use the comment section below.
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