Question: How to stop accepting new comments

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  • #395252

    calsifer
    Member

    Hi,
    I would like to set specific posts on my blog to stop accepting new comments. These are older posts that may be more than 2 years old, but as they deal with topics that may be controversial, drive-by comments that just rehashes existing comments. Unchecking the “Allow comments on this post” checkbox in the Discussion section of the post hides existing comments but I still want existing comments to be displayed as there is intelligent insight.

    Help anyone? Thanks.

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

    #395467

    dcrage
    Member

    There’s an option in the Comments section of the Dashboard that allows you to automatically close comments on articles older than a number of days that you choose. I’ve never used it but you could try it as it might be what you’re looking for.

    #395664

    calsifer
    Member

    Thanks, I’m aware of that but its not what I’m looking for though as it completely hides all comments as well but I still want existing comments to be displayed.

    #395665

    You can turn comments off on posts older that X days at settings > dicussion and the comments will continue to show.

    It’s under “Other comment settings.”

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