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

You need to change two settings to fix the issue.

At first, go to your WordPress dashboard and click on “Discussion” from “Settings” tab. (Follow Screenshot)

How to Fix "Comments are Closed" Problem in WordPress 1
  • Save

Now check the box “Allow people to post comments on new articles” and uncheck the box “Automatically close comments on articles older than * days”.

How to Fix "Comments are Closed" Problem in WordPress 2
  • Save

Then click on “Save Changes”.

Now let’s see the second settings to configure.


Go to the post which shows that “Comments are Closed” and Edit the post. In the top right of Dashboard, you’ll see ‘Screen Options’. Click on it.

Screen Options WordPress
  • Save
Screen Options will slide out. Make sure the “Discussion” checkbox is checked.

Screen Optios Sliding on WordPress
  • Save
Now 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.

How to Fix "Comments are Closed" Problem in WordPress 3
  • Save

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

  • Save
Was this article helpful?

Last Updated on

71 thoughts on “How to Fix “Comments are Closed” Problem in WordPress”

  1. Thanks for posting this. I just discovered I was having this problem today. I had no recollection of setting my comments to be closed after a period of time and was wondering how the hell that happened. Looks like it’s that way by default. That’s something they don’t tell you in the instructional videos.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Introducing WP Table Builder – The Drag & Drop WordPress Table Plugin!

Check Now!

Scroll to Top


Sign up below to get started:

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap