Any way to stop comments on site?

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Hey guys, it is now so very frustrating getting constant email notifs for comments in my inbox plus also I have over 400 posts waiting for approval which I have to delete 20 at a time.

No way to filter out or stop this please?
#comments #site #stop
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by mikehende View Post

    Hey guys, it is now so very frustrating getting constant email notifs for comments in my inbox plus also I have over 400 posts waiting for approval which I have to delete 20 at a time.

    No way to filter out or stop this please?
    Have you considered disabling comments on your blog all together? Comments on a blog are not necessary, look at the success of Seth Godin's blog, it has no comments.

    You can also try out Disqus comments if spam comments are the problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikehende
      [QUOTE=Steve L;11429778]Yes best I disable I think as not a single comment is genuine.
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  • Profile picture of the author JM35
    If you're on Wordpress, use Jetpack combined with Akismet and you will be perfect. Does a great job and stopping the spam.
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    • Profile picture of the author vanboy
      Very useful for Wordpress site. Thanks bro.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You can disable the comments from your Wordpress dashboard. Just go to setting and click discussion option. Here you can disable the comments or limit it, You can also Unselect the option of sending an email when a comment is dropped on your post. If Spam comment is your problem then you can use Askimet or use the Disqus comment system.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikehende
      Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

      You can disable the comments from your Wordpress dashboard. Just go to setting and click discussion option. Here you can disable the comments or limit it, You can also Unselect the option of sending an email when a comment is dropped on your post. If Spam comment is your problem then you can use Askimet or use the Disqus comment system.
      Hey guys, I am not understanding how to disable the comments and can use your help please? Please see attached screenshot of the Discussions page in Settings:

      https://i.postimg.cc/VLMTGCjq/Screen...8-24-26-AM.png

      Way I am seeing it is if I should check the "Allow people to post comments" box, this will then allow them to do so therefore leaving all of those fields unchecked should be the way to do this?
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by mikehende View Post

        leaving all of those fields unchecked should be the way to do this?
        That'll work!
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  • Profile picture of the author filiks
    Originally Posted by mikehende View Post

    Hey guys, it is now so very frustrating getting constant email notifs for comments in my inbox plus also I have over 400 posts waiting for approval which I have to delete 20 at a time.

    No way to filter out or stop this please?
    if you are worried about sperm comment, i think these 2 mentioned tools are handy Askimet or use the Disqus comment system.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by filiks View Post

      if you are worried about sperm comment, i think these 2 mentioned tools are handy Askimet or use the Disqus comment system.
      Every site should use protection from sperm comments, otherwise, you run the risk of baby websites springing up.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chet Marlin
        Oh My!! Thanks for the laugh, Mike. Good way to start out the day!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Bridgen
    In Wordpress on the setting page turn of any one can subscribe so go to dashboard go to settings untick anyone can subscribe .
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  • Profile picture of the author mikehende
    No it doesn;t, still have been seeing new comments on the site even after deleting all each time.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by mikehende View Post

      No it doesn;t, still have been seeing new comments on the site even after deleting all each time.
      It's all I ever use. Have never had an unwanted comment appear on any of my sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by mikehende View Post

      No it doesn;t, still have been seeing new comments on the site even after deleting all each time.
      Deleting what's already there and choosing to prevent new ones are two different settings.
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  • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
    With some themes you may have to turn off comments in each post. You can probably find a plugin to do it globally for you. You can also remove the comment section in your theme files if you know what you are doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by rhinocl View Post

      You can also remove the comment section in your theme files if you know what you are doing.
      Right. He's giving all indications of having that level of expertise. There's lots of things you can do if you know what your doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
    Well he has 400 plus posts which should be enough for him to know- if you can't figure something out yourself- get out your wallet...
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by rhinocl View Post

      if you can't figure something out yourself- get out your wallet...
      That would have been a much more helpful comment. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author mikehende
    I got the answer here guys but thanks for weighing in:

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/...#post-10857531
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