How To Add or Remove a Comment Box

Last Update: Oct 16, 2015

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Sometimes there is no comment box displayed on pages and posts in certain themes. I have noticed that this is a common question, so I wanted to make a little blog with the answer to make it easy:

  • Go to your WordPress Dashboard,
  • Select either "Pages" or "Posts", whichever you want to edit
  • The list of "Pages" or "Posts" will be displayed
  • Hover over the “Page” or “Post” you want to edit
  • Click on “Quick Edit” (Not “Edit”)
  • Select or De-select the “Allow Comments” box over to the right
  • Click “Update”
  • Test your “Page” or “Post” to make sure it’s working
  • Repeat as needed

Recent Comments

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Hi, Seelady - very nifty thanks

Well that was easy!!! Thank you.

Awesome! Thank you so much!
Cheers! Jennifer

Glad I could help! :)

Hi, i've tried all of the above but still can't get a comments box to appear on my blog, any idea what i could be doing wrong??

Try some different themes to see how they work. Maybe your themes just aren't coded for comments. Get a domain like anjumtest.com or use the site rubix subdomain. Try adding comments to different themes to see how they work. Make sure to put some test text in your WYSIWYG so you don't get an error.

Thanks Chips, i got it working at the end, it was something small and silly but frustrating but appreciate youre reply:-)

I needed that. Thank you for making it so easy to understand.

Wow. Your post saved me a lot of frustration. Thanks for the information.

- Adam

You are the best! I have utilised alot of your posts. If you can't find the comment box straight away, its right above the 'status'. Thanks Seelady! :-)
Just added comment to my getting started page!

Hello,
This post really helped me, I could add a comment box by learning from this post. Thanks,
Chittranjan

Super idea. Thanks.

It's quite an issue:) just read a tutorial about it too:)

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