[wp-hackers] Cannot stop comments from being posted

Patty Ayers patty at ayersvirtual.com
Thu May 9 14:12:34 UTC 2013

On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Dwain Maralack <dwain.maralack at gmail.com>wrote:

> There is actually a plugin that does this all for you:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/disable-comments/

Thank you, Dwain. It's looking like the problem is the theme. Some useful
information on that plugin's page:

"Unfortunately some themes do not properly check the comment status of

"Nothing happens after I disable comments on all posts - comment forms
still appear when I view my posts. This is because your theme is not
checking the comment status of posts in the correct way..."

It says that I can set the plugin to make a change to the database that
will override this (but that it can't simply be switched back later).

It sounds like I should make a backup and use that plugin in "persistent


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