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How do you stop all comment functions in Wordpress ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by SweetChuck, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    I just want to build static websites with wordpress without them looking like blogs and without the hassle of comment spam . Is there any way to do this ? All I can find is "users must login to comment" checkbox . I bet it really easy and this is probably a dumb question :p
     
  2. GreyWolf

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    I would be sure theres a plugin for that. I have always been curious why it's not easier to turn it off.
     
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  4. newbs999

    newbs999 Newbie

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    Iam having the same problem. My site now has 1600 comments even though I dont accept any of them its still a hassle. I guess i ended up on some dudes scrapebox list
     
  5. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    There should be a big check box , saying TURN OFF ALL COMMENTING , very strange.
     
  6. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Delete wp-comments-post.php and wp-trackback.php from the root folder of wp install and say goodbye to comment and trackback spam.

    You can go one step further and search your theme files for

    Code:
    <?php comments_template(); ?>
    
    or
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    <?php comments_template( '', true ); ?>
    
    Then delete these lines.
     
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  7. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    You're right , there is a plugin called no comments on pages, but doesn't work on posts . Thats ok as my site will be made up of only pages :)
     
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    Settings>Discussion> Automatically close comments on articles older than [0] days.
     
  9. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    It is better to have posts for content than pages to make use of the aggregate index on the home page and using categories for a well structured website unless you are doing a small site with few pages.
     
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  11. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    Love this forum , I learn something new everyday

    That would work but that would still leave a comment box on the post
     
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