Bug #2321

Comments and Pingbacks on Commons Pages

Added by Dominic Giglio almost 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

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I've been looking through the pages for The Commons to determine which have pingbacks and/or comments enabled.

But, I found myself acutely aware that I was on the live site so I decided to open a ticket here to get a little feedback. :-)

I'm almost sure that turning off pingbacks and comments (on pages) will not break the site. But I'm concerned that there could be pages that were created before I started that need special attention. I've looked through about a quarter of our pages and there are already quite a few with pingbacks/comments turned on.

Can I go though them and confidently disable comments and pingbacks without worrying about adversely affecting functionality on the front end?


#1 Updated by Dominic Giglio almost 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.4.12 to 1.4.13

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 9 years ago

No, nothing bad will happen. Go ahead and turn them off.

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.4.13 to 1.4.14

#4 Updated by Dominic Giglio almost 9 years ago

Comments and pingbacks have been disabled on all pages. I'd estimate they were enabled on about half the pages.

The single, currently pending, comment on the commons that prompted me to open this issue in the first place was submitted on 11/10/12. It asks where we got our theme because they'd like to add it to their college website:

I am going to delete the comment and reply by email with something like the following:

Dear manoj,

Thank you for taking the time to contact The CUNY Academic Commons. Our current theme is a highly customized version of the BP-Nelo BuddyPress theme. Therefore, it is not currently available as a download you can add to your college's website.

However, we've just released a new social networking platform that combines WordPress, BuddyPress, some select plugins and a custom theme that allows organizations to quickly setup a "Commons" like the one we've built here at CUNY. It's called Commons In A Box and you can get more information at

All the best,

Developer, CUNY Academic Commons

Please let me know if you'd like anything added or deleted before I send the reply.

#5 Updated by Matt Gold almost 9 years ago

looks great. Thanks, Dom.

#6 Updated by Dominic Giglio almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Boone, Matt,

I've BCC'd both of you on the email to the commenter that started this issue.

Marking as resolved.

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