Do you want to disable comments on a specific page or post in WordPress? If yes, then you have landed in the right place.
Comments do help increase user engagement but, at the same time, can decrease the overall Speed. Whatever the reason is, I will walk you through disabling comments on a specific page or post.
Why Should I Turn On/Off Comments?
Hey, if you have been using WordPress for a long time, you may be aware that comments used to be a great way of building links. Why? Because it was the way to get backlinks for free.
But as Google improved its technology, it is no more the case. Comments are solely used for discussions.
There are plenty of reasons for not allowing comments on your website, so that I will discuss many of them.
The first reason I think is Comment Spamming. You may have experienced how annoying it is when someone leaves rubbish or context comment on posts. But there are plenty of plugins that can prevent your website from this, like Akismet Spam Protection.
Another reason may be Speed. Your website isn’t affected too much by comments, but it does because of extra database queries when fetching/listing comments on the frontend.
If you don’t use the blog or your website is dedicated to products only, it may be the reason.
Anyways, let’s see how we can easily disable/turn off the comments for a specific post or page in WordPress.
How To Disable Comments For Specific Post/Page?
The easiest method to disable comments on one page or post is to open up the WordPress Post/Page Editor.
As in the above image, I am editing my post. Now check on the right sidebar and find the section labeled as Discussion. Now uncheck the “Allow Comments.” Save or Update the post or page and done.
Wasn’t this easy?
Remember, the comments already linked with the post won’t get removed automatically. You have to remove them manually.
The above discussion was all about disabling the Comments box in a specific post/page. I hope you loved this short tutorial. Please share your suggestions in comments box to improve the post.