Remove Comments Box

Last updated by David Gwyer on May 12, 2015 9:36

Learn how to remove the Leave a Reply comments section from the bottom of posts/pages.

  1. Go to the page/post edit screen.
  2. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page and you will see 2 check boxes under the Discussion meta box for allowing comments and trackbacks. You can uncheck these, then update your page/post to remove the comment fields.

    Comments Meta Box

  3. If you don’t see the Discussion meta box it may be hidden by default. Go to the very top right of the edit screen and you will see a Screen Options tab. Click to expand, then make sure the Discussion check box is selected.

    Add Discussion Meta Box

Remove Comments for New Posts & Pages

Above you learned how to remove comments for a single page/post. Here’s how to remove comments for ALL newly created pages/posts.

  1. Go to Settings > Discussion in the WordPress admin.
  2. Uncheck Allow people to post comments on new articles and save. This will turn off comments for all new pages/posts.

First published May 11, 2015