[wp-hackers] Cannot stop comments from being posted

Mike Little wordpress at zed1.com
Thu May 9 14:28:16 UTC 2013

On 9 May 2013 15:02, Patty Ayers <patty at ayersvirtual.com> wrote:

> > But, Patty, are you sure they are comments and not trackbacks/pingbacks?
> >
> I don't think any of this batch are trackbacks or pingbacks, but I'm not
> certain how to distinguish them.
On the comments page (in your dashboard) you can filter by comment type.
There is a drop down: select pings and click Filter. That will show you
just the comments that are pingbacks or trackbacks.

> > They have to be turned off separately, and significantly, you cannot do
> > that for pages in quick edit!
> >
> Where can I turn them off for pages?
You have to edit the page using the full editor. Make sure the discussions
meta box is showing (the "discussion" checkbox is checked in Screen
Options, Then scroll down to the Discussion meta box and make sure
pingbacks/trackbacks is unchecked.

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