How To Close Comments on WordPress Pages or Posts Individually

And the best answer is the “One Click Close Comments” WordPress Plugin

Ever heard the proverb variation “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back”?

When I eventually managed a few days ago to get my Blog configured and publish the first post to enter the challenge, curiosity got hold of me to look at some of the other contestants Blogs to see what I am up against.

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I was surprised to see so many Newbies who started their first Blog and published their first post. My thoughts went back to my early days and all the struggling and swearing it took me to sort many WordPress and Theme issues out.

The movie showed by Dean in the 1st week’s webinar had me thinking. The words of Arnie about “giving back” kept on bothering me.

What I always wanted to do urged me to make my first move in making a movie in a series to show people how to achieve various things in WordPress via plugins, as well as some WordPress configuring tips.

Dean and his fellow mates did a very good job in the membership area regarding WordPress guidance. I can only build on that and give some tips I picked up myself as far as the Dashboard and publishing is concerned.

While visiting some of the Blogs submitted for the challenge, I noticed on some “About” and “Home” pages the comment form is still present. Now, it is not really an issue but maybe some Newbie Bloggers would like to get rid of it but does not know how.

As I promised myself I opened my toolbox, grabbed some tools and made this video to show how to easily get rid of the comment form on WordPress pages and posts individually. The plugin is called “One Click Close Comments”.

I am also concerned about security and spam, which is a major concern as many experienced Bloggers and even major public websites can vouch. I will follow up soon with videos to show how to secure your Blog against attacks and spam.

2 Responses to “How To Close Comments on WordPress Pages or Posts”

  1. mark myers

    Hi James- I like the look of your ire here and the content. This post especially I found helpful. Thanks for sharing about the plugin, “One Click Close Comments”.

    I have a blog as well and have comments turned on for my posts only because I don’t want to miss out on legitimate comments. which are also links from people visiting my site. However, I know that also opens me up for spam. And I do get spam comments once in a while.

    Currently I have it set that all comments require moderation. The spam comments I either trash them or mark as spam. The good ones I approve. I use a plug in called comment love. If there is a better way I would sure like to learn about it.

    All that being said I look forward to your next post where you say you will show “how to secure your blog against attacks and spam.”

    Finally, I am in the Quick Start Challenge as well. Good luck to both of us with that!!

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  2. Simon Narracott

    From the blogroll it looks like there were over 350 of us that actually made it this far. I am looking forward to seeing how we progress over the next 3 weeks, especially the part that wants us to write a good post every day. And as for doing a video? still it looks like you are off to a good start here.
    Simon

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