How do I turn off comments?


Zandra
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I don’t want anyone commenting on my site. Why is there a comment box on my posts?

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    Drew
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    When you first install WordPress it creates a dummy post called “Hello world!”. The comments on this post are automatically turned on by default, even if site-wide comments are turned off.

    Delete the “Hello world!” post
    – Go to Posts -> All Posts
    – Find the “Hello world!” post and delete it

    To disallow comments completely, follow these steps:
    – Go to Settings -> General
    – Make sure “Anyone can register” is unchecked
    – Save Changes

    – Next go to Settings -> Discussion
    – Uncheck “Allow people to post comments on new articles ”
    – Then make sure the following options are checked:
    – “Comment author must fill out name and email”
    – “Users must be registered and logged in to comment”
    – “Comment must be manually approved”
    – “Comment author must have a previously approved comment”

    Your site should now be immune to any new comments.

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