So I’ve been struggling with tons of comment spam on my blog, and it’s always to old pages I want around but haven’t updated in forever. I get so many that I figured out just now I’ve been losing real comments within the spam and purging with them.
What I finally figured out is that you have to goto the pages list and click “Quick Edit” to find the option to disable comments on a page. For whatever reason the big editor for pages doesn’t have the option like it does for Posts.
Just a quick tip for you WordPress users out there. I’m sure many of you, like me, have been frustrated by this and just thought it wasn’t possible. I already tell WordPress to disable comments on posts that are 14 days or older, which reduces spam ALOT, but it doesn’t affect pages. This should help me get way less spam and find your comments easier.