SELECTIVELY disable comments

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  • #436918

    gavanwoolery
    Member

    As you are probably aware, many people use WordPress.com for more complex websites than blogs (in my case I am using it as a front-end for a project I am working on). The problem is, I have some pages I just want to look like normal web pages, and others that I want to look like blog posts. The unfortunate thing is that if I have something I want to look like a “normal” page, such as an “about me” section or a “donate” page, I don’t want to have any comments on it, but most of my other sections I do want to allow comments. When I disable the comments using the admin panel, it leaves an ugly “Comments Off” at the bottom of the page. It seems that this is a fairly common problem with wordpress.com users. I do own the CSS upgrade, so I can change around the CSS. I know how disable ALL of the comments using CSS, but it doesn’t seem there is a way I can selectively disable them. Similarly, it would be nice to disable the “Posted in [category] by [name] on [date]” for such pages. searching through comments here and on google I could not seem to find a solution for wordpress.com (obviously, it is pretty easy with a “.org” deployment). I think I speak for many people when I say it would be nice to have a “static” webpage option for individual pages — and I know that as a coder myself this would be pretty easy to implement. At the very least, I think it would make sense to get rid of “Comments Off” and just leave that area blank, since a blank area implies that commenting isn’t allowed there anyway. Any help is appreciated!

    The blog I need help with is kiwi64.com.

    #437117

    trent
    Member

    I don’t think this is something that can be done at this time, so I moved this over to the ideas forum so it can be noticed.

    #437126

    You can easily mask the “Comments Off” tab selectively via html in the page editor.

    #437138

    tellyworth
    Staff

    You can enable or disable comments on each individual post or page. Then use CSS to hide the “comments off” message.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-discussion/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-discussion/

    Also, I may be wrong, but I think most themes won’t display the “comments off” message on a page when comments are disabled.

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