Block comments on "about?"

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    Spammers are going directly to “about” and posting comments. They are able to go directly to “about” directly from a search engine. I’d like to eliminate comments on “about,” and continue to allow comments at end of blog, so the spammers will have to at least scroll down to leave their deposits!

    The blog I need help with is



    This page > Settings > Discussion
    Discussion settings is where you set up defaults for comments.

    We can also override the default settings and enable or disable future comments on any individual post or page.

    Note 1: By default, new blogs on will have the Discussion hidden. You can reveal it by clicking on Screen Options on the top right corner of your Admin page, and checking the box that says Discussion so the module is included.

    Note 2: To disable comments on already-published posts or pages, you can edit each post and uncheck the “Allow comments” setting. See

    To disable comments on already published pages (not posts), you go to Pages > All Pages, click the little square to select all the pages, select “Edit” from the Bulk Actions pulldown, click Apply, select “Do not allow” from the Comments pulldown, click Update. Same thing for already published posts, in Posts > All Posts.


    Timethief, I hoped you would see my distress signal. You saved me once before. I have never seen such a thorough, thoughtful response to a question, never. And I ask a lot of questions. I will study your suggestions. I know they will solve my problem. Thanks again. Happy New Year.
    PS. I still owe you for the last time you helped me. The way I keep getting stuck in cracks, I guess you’d better start a tab.

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