Many WordPress site owners tend to apply comment box in their sites. There are many reasons for doing so such as enriching interaction between readers and writers, encouraging readers’ engagement, maintaining a relation between visitors, receiving advices about article content or quality and so on so forth.
Undoubtedly, comments do bring great benefits to webmasters. However, on the other site, biased or spam comments can totally damage the reputation of a website. Thus, famous and managed websites often check their comments periodically to clean those biased and baleful ones.
In total, remove comment from WordPress often under two conditions. The one is to delete comments selectively and the other is to close the comment boxes of all posts or pages. Here, we are going to explain both methods to you in Detail.
Selectively Remove Comments
Firstly, login to your WordPress dashboard and click on comments on the left side and you can see all of your comments. Choose those you don’t want by clicking the square bar on the left. After selecting all things you want to remove slid down to the end of the page and you can see a bar which has options including Unapprove, Approve, Mark as spam and Move to trash. You choose the last one – Move to trash. Now, the work is totally done.
Get Rid of Comments on Posts/Pages
This is also very simple and only takes you several minutes. Go to WordPress dashboard and click on pages. Then, you can see two choices presenting as All Pages and Add New. Choose All Pages and you can see a list of pages. Then, click on Edit under bulk action. After this, click Apply. The last but not least, do not forget to click the Update button. Here, you banned all the comments in pages. Of course, if you want to shut down comments in posts. The method is just the same.
Remove Comments with Plugins
We tell you how to remove comments on WordPress website manually. But some webmasters feel troublesome and tedious to do it one by one. Fortunately, there are thousands of plugins that can help WordPress site owners delete comments within one minute. Thus, we are going to recommend two plugins for those people in below.
Akismet has the ability to check your comments against the Akismet web service and make sure whether your comments are spam or not. And then, you can check the spam suspected ones under your Comments admin screen.
- Requires: 3.0 or higher
- Compatible up to: 3.9
- Last Updated: 2014-4-15
- Downloads: 20,407,971
WP Comment Cleaner
It is a very easy to use tool that helps you deal with your spam, unapproved and approved comments in package. With this tool, you can save a lot of time in comment managing progress. And all you need to do is add the plugin and operate several mouse clicks.
- Requires: 2.8 or higher
- Compatible up to: 3.5.2
- Last Updated: 2013-4-21
- Downloads: 10,419