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When does comment period close?

  1. greatpenformances
    Member

    How long does commenting on "new posts" continue? People who have wished to leave comments on older posts have been unable to do so. When I examine the posts, they show commenting enabled.

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

  2. Commenting doesn't turn off after a given time period. People should be able to comment any time if comments are open for a site and for a particular page/post.

  3. Dashbaord > Settings > Discussion
    Note this setting please:

    1. Don’t discard spam on old posts – When this option is not checked, comments that Akismet thinks are spam will automatically be deleted for posts published more than 30 days ago. If you want to see all spam comments go into the Akismet spam queue, check this box.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation

  4. greatpenformances
    Member

    I discovered a tick box that I'm marked to close comments after 45 days. That's why people couldn't comment on older posts. I don't recall ever seeing that box before, but I know where it is now.

  5. Oh! You mean this one:

    Automatically close comments on articles older than __ days – This setting can be used to have comments closed on articles that are X days old. As an example, if you only want articles to accept comments for 30 days you would check the box and type 30 into the text field. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#other-comment-settings

    You should be all set now. Best wishes with your blog. :)

  6. I have to admit, I was unaware of that setting.

    Learning, always learning. Even when you work here.

    Thanks greatpenformances, you taught me something today.

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