Disable Comments for Pages / Disable Comments for Pages Site-Wide
|Reported by:||Dimitri Vorontzov||Owned by:|
Ladies and gentlemen,
it's been suggested on the Forum that I start a new ticket here. I think it's a good idea.
Here's a couple of suggestions that I believe if implemented would greatly improve WordPress functionality and popularity:
1) Make the Display Widget for pages visible by default, the way it was before the WordPress 3.0. Many non-blog WordPress website owners, and many bloggers, want the comments for pages disabled, but have no idea how to do that, because the Discussion checkbox in the Screen Options panel for Pages is deselected by default. As a result, most people new to WP 3 have no idea that Discussion Widget even exists, and have trouble disabling comments on pages.
Disabling such comments is very necessary in many situations. For example, a page that includes only a contact form, shouldn't have comments. Most WordPress users do not need their portfolios, or their "About" pages commented – and so on.
2) Create the checkbox that would allow to toggle all comments (old and new) comments for all pages with one click – and a separate checkbox that would allow to toggle all comments (old and new) for all posts – site-wide.
Many WordPress based business websites have hundreds of pages, and it would save a lot of time if the owner or designer could just disable the comments by deselecting one checkbox. I do realize it can be easily done by commenting out the comments in the code, but wouldn't it be nicer to have it as a checkbox option?
Some of the owners of such sites want to have a blog on their site, too - and want to have comments as a traditional part of blog functionality. That's what comments for pages and posts should be toggle-able site-wide independently from each other.
For best experience, the post comments should also have a toggle checkbox. Some owners may want to disable comments for all posts site-wide, too.
To see where this request is coming from, please Google "disable comments for pages wordpress" and you will see that the issue does cause quite a bit of confusion.
Also please see this thread of the WordPress support forum about: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/disable-comments-for-page-option/
I hope this suggestion helps to improve WordPress – already the greatest open source CMS platform.
Change History (3)
- Type changed from enhancement to feature request
- Version changed from 3.1.2 to 3.3