How To Remove The “Leave a reply” Box From Your WordPress Pages And Posts

WordPress is a powerful blogging and content management system (CMS for simplicity’s sake). Sometimes, however, some of its features that belong to the blogging part are a little impractical when it comes to the CMS part. One of them is the Leave a reply box which appears by default on each and every page and posts of your website. In this short guide, we will examine how you can get rid of this box so that your selected pages and posts won’t show it at all.


What’s the “Leave a reply” box and why would I want to remove it?

Ah! This box is the Devil himself! You must remove it immediately; otherwise, your site will explode! I’m just kidding here! The “Leave a reply” box (also known as “Submit a Comment box”) is one of the ways to make your website or blog a little more interactive. Simply put this box allows your visitors to comment on anything you post.

There are certain times you don’t want your visitors posting things under your content, though. Do you have any idea about them? No? Let me give you an example then! You surely don’t want any comments on your About-us page or your Contact-us page. Especially if these are pages that refer to a client or to a corporation of which you happen to construct a website. These two pages must be as clean as possible to convey a formal tone to the visitor. These two examples should give you an idea about when comments simply don’t fit. So, what do you to remove this troublesome feature of WordPress?

Option No1
The no-one-comments-on-my-website solution

This option is a rather strict one as it prevents any comments from being posted on your site, neither on pages nor posts. To completely disable any comments on your WordPress site, just follow the following steps:

Step 1 Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2 Click on the “Settings” option on the navigation menu and then click on the “Discussion” button.
Step 3 On the page that loads, just un-tick the “Allow people to post comments on new articles” box.
Step 4 Click on the “Save Settings” button.

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If you want to disable every comment on your WordPress website globally, and you don’t want to mess with any settings you can try the following plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/disable-comments/

This plugin completely removes all comments and comment fields from your website, and its effect cannot be overridden on individual posts and pages. To put it simply, this plugin should be used only if you want all comments to disappear from your blog or website.


Option No2
Get rid of the “Leave a reply” box on individual posts and pages

If you want to remove the comment box from certain posts or pages only, WordPress has got you covered. Let’s see how you can do it, be following some simple steps:

Step 1 Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2 Find the page or post you want to disable comments on and click Edit.
Step 3 Locate the “Screen Options” button at the top of the Edit post / Edit page screen and click on it to reveal the hidden options.
Step 4 Make sure that the “Discussion” option is enabled. If it isn’t, tick the box next to it to enable the appearance of the Discussion section.

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Step 5 Scroll down the page until you reach the “Discussion” section under your post or page edit box.
Step 6 If the “Allow Comments” box has a tick in it, click to uncheck it.
Step 7 Click on the “Update” button to update the post or page you have customized. Here you are! The “Leave a reply” box has vanished. Simple, wasn’t it?

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Conclusion

This concludes our short guide on how to remove the “Leave a reply” box on your WordPress website. You now know everything you need to know if you want to remove this box either on individual posts and pages or completely disable its appearance on every piece of content on your site! Thank you for reading! Good luck

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