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  1. I want to create a number of static web pages without "leave a comment" at the bottom of the page. I've looked everywhere under Dashboard-Settings-Dicussion to try to disable these features, and can't figure out how to do this. I can't locate "the Discussion module on the edit screen, and either check or uncheck the options it offers". Any ideas? Thanks.

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

  2. I want to create a number of static web pages without "leave a comment" at the bottom of the page. I've looked everywhere under Dashboard-Settings-Dicussion to try to disable these features, and can't figure out how to do this. I can't locate "the Discussion module on the edit screen, and either check or uncheck the options it offers". Any ideas? Thanks.

  3. This page > Settings > Discussion
    Discussion settings is where you set up defaults for comments.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/

    We can also override the default settings and enable or disable future comments on any individual post or page.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/enable-disable-comments/

    Note: By default, new blogs on WordPress.com will have the Discussion hidden. You can reveal it by clicking on Screen Options http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/ on the top right corner of your Admin page, and checking the box that says Discussion so the module is included. http://en.support.wordpress.com/modules/#list-of-modules

    If you still see a "leave a comment" link then note you can't change any theme elements without purchasing an annually renewable custom design upgrade and doing the CSS editing required.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/editing-css/

    Important note: CSS editing is theme dependent. In some themes, elements cannot be hidden independently, as they are in the same selector as the other meta data elements such as author, date, categories and/or tags, and perhaps even the “leave a comment” link, which means if you hide one, then you hide them all.

  4. Thanks. My theme is Coraline. When I look at the screen option, there's no way to modify Discussion or Modules. I don't mind upgrading but I wish I knew that I could modify the theme if I do so.

  5. For future pages, you go to Settings > Discussion and make sure the options "Allow link notifications" and "Allow people to post comments" are unchecked.
    For already published pages, you go to Pages > All Pages, hover over the page title, click Quick Edit, uncheck the option "Allow Comments", click Update.

  6. @TT: I didn't write anything you don't know. The problem I've seen is that more often than not, users get confused by your reply or by the Support docs, because of all the options. Quick editing or bulk editing is faster, and you avoid all about screen options, modules and such.

  7. @justpi

    Quick editing or bulk editing is faster, and you avoid all about screen options, modules and such.

    Thanks for the constructive feedback. I do hope I remember it. Lately, my home scene/work scene has been crazy. I'm currently on multitasking on 3 different computers and feeling wiped out.

  8. Thanks both of you for helping. I figured out how to delete the post comment area.

    My next question is this: when I started my blog, WP created a home "post" page (that's not really a page). I've created a static home page and a second web page, but I can't get rid of the empty post page (there's no way to edit it). How do I remove this "home" post page? Thanks a lot.

  9. You go to Settings > Reading and set the blog front to display the static page you created.

  10. Thanks so much. I did it.

    I hope you don't mind if I have another question. If I create a site in Coraline and decide to change themes, does the change wipe out all my text and media, or does it superimpose the new theme on the existing content?

    Thanks again.

  11. Changing themes has no impact on your content. It's safe.

    Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes
    type in the name of the theme you want to use
    click the "activate" link when it appears

    After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.

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