Comments disabler plugin

If your site is not a blog or a store or if you decided you don’t need to let users to post comments it is recommended to disable the WordPress built-in comments entirely, using this small plugin will do it.

Download it here

the source code is very simple, if you want to use it in your own theme or plugin here it is:

add_action('admin_init', function () {
	// Redirect any user trying to access comments page
	global $pagenow;

	if ($pagenow === 'edit-comments.php') {

	// Remove comments metabox from dashboard
	remove_meta_box('dashboard_recent_comments', 'dashboard', 'normal');

	// Disable support for comments and trackbacks in post types
	foreach (get_post_types() as $post_type) {
		if (post_type_supports($post_type, 'comments')) {
			remove_post_type_support($post_type, 'comments');
			remove_post_type_support($post_type, 'trackbacks');

// Close comments on the front-end
add_filter('comments_open', '__return_false', 20, 2);
add_filter('pings_open', '__return_false', 20, 2);

// Hide existing comments
add_filter('comments_array', '__return_empty_array', 10, 2);

// Remove comments page in menu
add_action('admin_menu', function () {

// Remove comments links from admin bar
add_action('init', function () {
	if (is_admin_bar_showing()) {
		remove_action('admin_bar_menu', 'wp_admin_bar_comments_menu', 60);