Need help? Check out our Support site, then


Can I mass delete all comments?

  1. I want to delete all comments, but it only lets me bulk delete 100 at a time. If I choose to view more than 100 comments at a time, select all, and move to trash, I get an error saying the request is too large. I have 6,100 comments I have to delete. Do I really have to click "move to trash" and wait for the page to load 61 times?

    Thanks,
    Jamianne

    The blog I need help with is guitarforworship.wordpress.com.

  2. 100 is the limit on the page display. You will have to do it 100 at a time.

  3. On certain themes, if you set it to disallow comments on your Settings->Discussion, it used to delete or at least hide all the comments. You could try that first. Sorry, I don't know which themes, we just got reports of this a few times. And staff may have changed it in the last year.

  4. No worries. It isn't the end of the world to do it 100 at a time. My theme doesn't auto-hide the comments when you disable commenting :/

  5. It doesn't on any theme. The setting at settings > discussion would only apply to new comments from the time it was changed.

  6. No, I'm pretty sure I do remember someone who lost all comments on their blog when they changed it. They were pissed off! But that was probably three years ago now.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic