Help! How to turn off comments on WordPress???

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I keep getting hit by spammers trying to leave comments on the two websites I maintain.

I cannot find where people are getting access to leave comments or how to disable ALL comments. All I can find is how to review comments before they are published.

What am I missing?

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Also, if you don't use the Akismet anti-spam plug-in, I highly recommend it.

Especially the "silently discard the worst and most pervasive spam so I never see it" setting.

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PhineasSwann wrote:

Also, if you don't use the Akismet anti-spam plug-in, I highly recommend it.

Especially the "silently discard the worst and most pervasive spam so I never see it" setting.

The site I'm getting the most spam on has akismet installed! I'll go check those settings tomorrow.

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Settings, Discussion Settings, Comment settings.

Or add this plugin... https://wordpress.org/plugins/disable-comments/

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I might need the plug in. There is nothing under comment settings to disable comments. I can moderate them, but I can't stop them outright. Thanks!

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Users must be registered and logged in to comment - YES

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