How to disable comments on your WordPress site

WordPress comments system in theory is a great idea. Great for people to leave comments and ask questions. Sadly, it does get over ridden with spam. If you do not want to use comment section on your website, then its best to disable it alltogether.

Log into WordPress and click on plugins and click on Add New

Search for plugin called disable comments

It will be Disable Comments – Remove Comments & Stop Spam [Multi-Site Support] By WPDeveloper

Click on Install Now and then Activate

You will now see it listed in under your plugins. Click on settings

Under settings – Click on Everywhere: Disable comments globally on your entire website

For additonal protection turn on

  • Disable Comments via XML-RPC
  • Disable Comments via REST API
  • Click on Save Changes