How to Fix “Comments are Closed” Problem in WordPress

Comments on this entry are closed

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

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Glad to know that you like my explanation way. Thanks for your kind words.

  2. says

    Thanks a lot, that fixed my problem!

  3. Zal says

    Thank you. I finally fixed the problem.

  4. says

    It’s works ! Thanks.
    Your explanation is easy to understand. :)

  5. says

    Thank you so much for your help! Just starting out at and this was proving a frustrating hurdle to get over!

  6. says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! This happened to me last night and I hadn’t changed anything differently. You post was the 5-min quick fix I needed! :) FIXED!

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

  7. says

    Dude, you rocked my world! Thank you so much – the solution was simple, quick and effective. You’re awesome!

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Glad I could help.

  8. says

    Oh dear I’ve tried many things but no work untill I found your post. Very simple and clear way! Thanks so much!

  9. says

    Awesome! You make it so easy. All sorted now, thank you so much sir.

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Glad it helped.

  10. olayinka says

    This is the perfect answer/solution for my problem.

  11. says

    Thanks Istiak! That was exactly it! Problem solved…thank you so much for your post!

  12. says

    Just wanted to drop a quick line and say thank you.

    This helped me fix the issue within just a couple of minutes.

    I appreciate it.

  13. says

    Yay! I searched Google and tried many “solutions”–without luck. THIS fixed the problem. Thank you!

  14. 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!

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Glad I could help!

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