Disabling Comments & Customizing Blog

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  • #950916

    reswebuy
    Member

    Do different themes prevent you from disabling comments?

    I have read the support topic about enabling/disabling comments on my blog. However, my dashboard does not even give me the option to disable comments for the entire blog, it only allows me to disable pingbacks. Please, do not direct me to this page.

    I really need to disable the comments section. Are there certain themes that do not allow it?

    Also, in order to change font color and size do I need to purchase the custom design upgrade?
    Blog url: http://reswebuybilly.wordpress.com/

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

    #950982

    timethief
    Member

    Do different themes prevent you from disabling comments?

    No they do not. 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 post or page.

    These are 3 ways to change fonts on wordpress.com blogs.

    (1) Changing font families, colors and size in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page by coding into the HTML editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    (2) Changing font colors in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page using the #4 icon (Select text color – change the text color) in Row 2 the Visual editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    (3) Changing all font families, colors and sizes throughout the whole blog by purchasing an annually renewable Custom Design upgrade and using Typekit Fonts with Staff support. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

    Note: A few themes do provide for changing font color in the Blog Title and/or optional Tagline and/or links. In the majority of themes font changes to font families, colors and size in the blog title, tagline, menu, post titles, page titles, categories and tags, widget headings, comments, and links cannot be done without CSS editing.

    #951001

    ikeaxhack
    Member

    I’m having a similar problem. I’m an experienced user of WordPress. Yesterday I started a new blog and had problems with the activation key which seems to have been cleared up. But when I edit a post or page I do NOT get the checkboxes for allowing/disallowing comments and pingbacks. For my new blog it’s imperative that I remove the ability to comment. Any suggestions? Or is this a hangover of the troubles yesterday?

    #951002

    justpi
    Member

    The checkboxes for allowing/disallowing comments and pingbacks are in the Discussion module of the post or page editor. If you’re not seeing that module while on the post/page editor screen, click Screen Options (top right) to enable it.
    You can also disable commenting for all future posts/pages in Settings > Discussion.

    #951003

    ikeaxhack
    Member

    Gotcha! Thanks. Could find the right checkbox in settings>discussion but the screen options got me what I want. Thanks muchly!

    #951022

    rsteer
    Member

    I’ve just noticed an odd discrepancy in what options are available for editing, depending on whether you choose “edit” or “quick edit” to edit a page.

    If you choose “Edit”, you can select/deselect the “Sharing” and “Like” buttons, but you can’t disable comments.

    If you choose “Quick Edit”, you can disable comments, but you can’t control the sharing and Like buttons.

    !! This is nuts !!

    #951023

    justpi
    Member

    If you choose “Edit”, you can select/deselect the “Sharing” and “Like” buttons, but you can’t disable comments.

    That’s not correct. See my previous reply.

    #951024

    rsteer
    Member

    I see that now — but it’s still nuts that the “full” editing screen has features disabled by default that are enabled on the “quick” editing screen. The default settings should be to show all the capabilities, and if someone figures out how to hide what they don’t want, great. But don’t hide key features and hope that everybody will discover the secret to enabling them.

    #951025

    justpi
    Member

    Agree. But WP works in mysterious ways…

    #951039

    reswebuy
    Member

    Thanks you all so much! Your information really helped!

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