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how to shut off ALL comments?

  1. I am exporting my WordPress blog and need to shut down comments completely. Is that possible?
    HELP!

    Thanks,

    MEredith

  2. I think if you go to options > discussion and then un-click the "allow people to post comments on this article" and then click "update options it will turn commenting off on your entire blog.

  3. Thanks. I tried this but it doesn't work. Boo-hoo. Ant other thoughts.

  4. The only other thing I can think of is to temporarily make your blog private until you got it exported, which would keep anyone from even getting to your blog unless you had them listed in users. Options > privacy and then click "I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose" and then click "update options.

  5. Thanks again. I'm exporting my blog but want to keep this one up and comment-less while I prepare the new blog. Otherwise, new comments on old posts will get lost in the transition. Would rather not bother transferring individual comments and instead shut them off for a spell. I would like to keep the blog visible though so access to the information is still available...

  6. Short of editing each post and page and turning off comments on each one, I don't know of any way to do it. If you don't have too many posts, perhaps it's an option.

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