Disable WordPress Comments in Twenty Thirteen

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.

Disable Comments WordPress Upcoming Post

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.

disable wordpress comments old posts

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.


9 thoughts on “Disable WordPress Comments in Twenty Thirteen

  1. Thank you for the help!
    Also I was wondering how do I remove certain blog post from my homepage? For example I have different categories and they are all showing up on the same page.


    1. Thanks for the comment Paul !
      You can remove some posts from home page using this plugin Also you can remove from Front Page, Category Page, Tag Page, Authors Page, Archive Pages or in The Search Result.
      I have checked with twenty thirteen theme and it is working.

  2. If i want a static front page for my site that doesn not have the comments/leave reply box, can i turn it off without completely disabling comments from the entire site?

    1. You can turn off the comments on single page using Quick edit button.
      Follow this way : Dashboard > Pages > all pages
      In the page you want to turnoff select Quick Edit link and on right column, Uncheck “Allow Comments” and Save using update button.

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