Wordpress: Comments

Sarge

Active Member
Hey people, I have a wordpress, and I'd like to disable the comments because I didn't moderate them for a while and now I want them all gone. I'm wondering if there is a way to disable it in options. If not, could I somehow delete them from the base?

Sargy.
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
The easiest way i have stopped this before was that i made people register to comment. That is under Options>Discussion. This seemed to stop almost all my comments as nobody wants to register to comment.
 

Sarge

Active Member
Oh yeah I see, thanks a lot.

I think I'll uncheck Allow people to post comments on the article.

Now what to do with 354 spam comments? They are held for moderation, they are not published. Whats the easiest way to get rid of them?
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
Mass Moderate them. Jsut delete them. :wink:
 

Sarge

Active Member
I wish it could be possible, but its not. It only works for a limited number of comments (I can't remember what is the limit number). When I scroll down the page I don't see mass moderation buttons.

Here's what I see when I scroll down, not do mention that thats 17th comment, whats up with 371? :wtf:
 

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Sarge

Active Member
I'm deleting them 20 by 20 now, when I click on "mass edit" and check and delete all :smile:

Edit/

And DONE! No comments :grinning:
 
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Sarge

Active Member
OMG! There are bots registering on my blog? I have lots of registered users. :S
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Yes. WordPress is less likely to detect a comment as spam if it is by a registered user. So a bot comes along, registers, then spams :smile:
 

Sarge

Active Member
If I untick "Anyone can register" stop them?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Yes, it'll stop them from registering.
 

Sarge

Active Member
Perfect. :smile: Thank you. I hope thats the end of it.
 
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