My latest web tutorial teaches WordPress users how to disable post and page comments by default.
Although the lesson is simple in nature, I think it’s a vital tip that WordPress.com users whom receive floods of spam comments on their posts will find helpful.
I recently turned off comments on this website after receiving several downright rude comments on one of my posts.
The majority of information I cover is straight forward and does not lend itself to secondary opinions. It’s not that I can’t handle the criticism. It’s just that I don’t see a point for my personal blog to be subject to aggressive and confrontational comments. Frankly, no comment ever posted to my blog has added value to the content of the post.
Anyway, no matter what the reason is for turning off comments on your WordPress.com blog, my latest video tutorial will show you how to do just that.
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