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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 12 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#16183 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

MT Importer doesn't honor default article comment settings

Reported by: novasource Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0.4
Component: Import Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I have a blog on a network that has Allow people to post comments on new articles and Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.) unchecked in wp-admin/options-discussion.php. The intent is to disable comments and trackbacks, and I can confirm this is happening for new posts when I do Post > Add New.

However, the MT Importer doesn't honor this configuration. All imported MT posts have comments enabled.

Change History (3)

comment:1 @nacin5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org

comment:2 @chriscct712 months ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The MT importer, at least the latest version (0.4) looks for a line in the MT export file reading "ALLOW COMMENTS", and then bases whether or not to turn on comments for a post based on the value on that line. Before importing, changing the configuration value of that line will turn off all comments as desired. WordPress's MT importer is designed to respect previous settings for imported posts, and use the WordPress settings for new ones.

comment:3 @DrewAPicture12 months ago

  • Milestone WordPress.org deleted
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