Support #10859

Prevent trackbacks on previously published pages and posts

Added by Matt Gold about 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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On the Digital University site -- -- (a site from 2010) I've set up the discussion settings so that comments and trackbacks cannot be posted on new articles and that comments are disabled on content 50 days or older.

But I am still getting emails about trackbacks (I assume new trackbacks) being held in moderatinon. For now, I've disabled email notifications, but I am wondering whether there is a way to auto-close all comments/trackbacks on all existing pages/posts, since my reading of the Discussion tab is that most of the settings there only affect new content


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Reporter Feedback

Hi Matt - You can disable comments on posts individually using the instructions on this page

It's also possible to install a plugin that allows site admins to have more control over totally disabling comments on their site; see But given that we haven't gotten this request in the past, and I'm unsure that we want to actively encourage folks to shut off comments in a global way, perhaps we can stick with the bulk-edit process suggested above?

#2 Updated by Matt Gold about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Resolved

Okay -- thanks, Boone. I used the quick edit method and it wasn't too painful. marking as resolved

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