Enable And Disable Comments On Future Posts

Disable Comments

You disable comments on new posts you publish in the future in Settings > Discussion.

Disable Comments

Uncheck the box next to “Allow people to post comments on new articles” under Default article settings.

Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page and you’re done!

Enable Comments

Opposite, if you’ve disabled comments on posts and want to enable comments on future posts you need to:

Go to Settings > Discussion

Check the box next to “Allow people to post comments on new articles” under Default article settings.

Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Note: Any changes to your default article settings on Settings > Discussion only aply to any posts or pages you publish in the future.

Enable and disable comments on published posts and page.


To change the comment settings for a post or page you aready published you can open the post or page for editing and check or uncheck “Allow Comments” in the Discussion module and then click Update.

By default, new blogs have the Discussion module hidden.

You enable the discussion module as follows:

  • Click on Screen Options in the upper right corner of your dashboard when you have a post open in edit mode.

  • Check the checkbox next to Discussion.

  • Once the Discussion module is revealed you’ll see it appear below your Editor.

You now enable or disable comments on the post or page as follows:

  • Scroll down to the Discussion module
  • Check or uncheck “Allow Comments”.
    + Check Allow Comment: enable comments
    + Uncheck Allow Comment : disable comments
  • Click publish/update

Note: Any changes to published posts or pages only apply those posts and pages.


Comments can enhance a blog in many ways. They convert a monologue into a discussion and build community. Besides, they can give a minor boost to SEO. So, why would anyone want to disable comments in WordPress? Mostly because comments can often be self promotional, spammy and sometimes hurtful.

In next post, we’ll show you how to get more control over comments.