[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32375: Ability to Completely disable comments

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Wed May 13 16:31:23 UTC 2015

#32375: Ability to Completely disable comments
 Reporter:  Another Guy   |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Comments      |    Version:
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                |
 This one goes back as far as https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4222

 The idea is to have a master "on/off" for comments.  With wordpress more
 and more being used for corporate sites or display sites that have no
 provision (or desire) for reader feedback on individual items, it seems
 wasteful and perhaps even somewhat insecure to continue to allow comments
 to even enter into the system.

 On a functionality level, a single checkmark on the discussion page at the
 very top would e "comments enabled disabled for entire site".  If checked,
 all other options would be greyed out and comment processing would be
 removed from the admin menu (not required).

 Also, either a new API call (comments_disabled) or an extra option in
 have_comments to allow theme designers to allow for the idea that comments
 might not exist at all on a site, and not to even bother running code of
 including templates for comments.

 Finally, it should also automatically disable and refuse connections for
 anyone trying to force comments / spam / directly post comments.  This
 would lower server load and limit the effects of spammers on sites that
 just do not have any comment processing enabled.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32375>
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