By Default wordpress Twenty Thirteen theme has a Leave a reply box at the end of blog to make readers comment on a blog. If you don’t want reader to post comments to your site or if you prefer wordpress to use it as a CMS, rather than a blog,then you can Disable WordPress Comments .It can be completed removed or can be removed in individual post or page.
Disable Comments in WordPress Completely
Remove Comments in Pages
You can disable comments in page by editing page.php of your Twenty Thirteen Template
Wordpress Dashboard >> Appearance >> editor >> Select Page.php
Comment out this code by adding “//” before comments_template();
php comments_template(); ?>
php //comments_template(); ?>
Remove Comments in Posts
You can disable comments by editing single.php of your Twenty Thirteen Template
Wordpress Dashboard >> Appearance >> editor >> Select single.php
Comment out this code by adding // before comments_template();
<?php comments_template(); ?>
<?php //comments_template(); ?>
Remove Comment from Certain Post and Pages:
Remove comment for all upcoming posts
WordPress Dashboard >>Settings >> Discussion >> uncheck “Allow people to post comments on new articles”
Direct Link to this : YOUR-SITE-URL/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
This settings removes leave a reply to new posts that you will publish in future.This does not remove comment from Post that are already Published. You can disable pingbacks and trackbacks if you don’t require.
Remove leave a reply from already publish posts and Pages
WordPress Dashboard>>Posts >> all post and select “Edit” under bulk actions and click apply button >> choose “do not allow” next to comments and hit update button on link
Direct Link to post edit: YOUR-SITE-URL/wp-admin/edit.php
This will remove comments from the post that is already published.
The process for remove leave a reply from pages is same as for posts insead of post you should select Pages :
WordPress Dashboard >> Pages >> All Pages and select “Edit” under bulk actions and click apply button >> choose “do not allow” next to comments and hit update button on the right
Direct Link to Page Edit: YOUR-SITE-URL/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page
This works well for twenty thirteen theme but for some of the themes “comments are closed” text from a WordPress site. You can remove this using the first method in this blog.