How to Fix “Comments are Closed” Problem in WordPress

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Recently I’ve noticed that some of my old posts show that ‘Comments on this entry are closed’ that means visitor won’t be able to comment on those posts. But I didn’t disable the comments option or any other setting.

After some research, I was able to find the problem. When I searched for this terms in Google I realized that many WordPress users also face this problem. So here is a quick guide to fix “Comments are Closed” under the posts.

Fixing “Comments are Closed” Problem in WordPress

To enable commenting in your post go to . Or you can find ‘Discussion’ options under ‘Setting’ on your WordPress dashboard.

Now check the “

Allow people to post comments on new articlesThen go to the post which shows that “Comments are Closed” and Edit the post. In top right of Dashboard you’ll see ‘Screen Options’. Click on it.

Screen Options WordPressScreen Options will slide out. Make sure the “Discussion” checkbox is checked.

Screen Optios Sliding on WordPressNow Scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find a ‘Discussion’ option there. Make sure that “Allow Comments” checkbox is checked. And Update your post.

That’s it. You’re done. Now people can comment on your blog posts which were previously showing that “Comments are Closed”.

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  1. Mohammad ismail says

    Dear friend really impressed with your way of explaining any topic is such an easy way that set in the reader’s mind automatically.
    Thank you for sharing such a nice and informative post

  2. says

    Thank you very much. Your info fixed my problem. The hours of other fixes didn’t do it! And without your instruction to ‘scroll down to the bottom and make sure the discussion box is checked’ I still would have been struggling to work out why it wasn’t working. Thanks again!

  3. says

    Nice description, but that’s in the manual. What to do if the comments are still closing, AFTER doing all this right? I’m editing an older post with comments open, click update and the comments are closed. I go back to the post, check the comments open box, click update, scroll down and the box is unchecked.

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