There are several reasons you may want to disable commenting in WordPress. The most common reason is that you are using WordPress for some type of site other than a blog.
There are a variety of workarounds to disable comments. The simplest is to go to “Settings ==> Discussion” and un-check the box that says “Allow people to post comments on new articles”.
Unfortunately, this can be a hit-or-miss because, as the warning on that page says, “These settings may be overridden for individual articles.”
Because of this, many find it easier to install a simple plugin that makes disabling comments easier to control. Here’s how to do it:
- From your WordPress dashboard navigate to “Plugins ==> Add New”.
- In the search box type “Disable Comments” and click “Search”
- The “Disable Comments” plugin should be the first result. Click “Install Now” and then click “Activate Plugin” on the next page.
- Navigate to “Settings ==> Disable Comments”. Select the options you want and click “Save Changes”