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Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks

WordPress Plugin Version License WordPress Tested Build Status

Requires: 4.5

Tested up to: 5.1

License: GPL-2.0+

Plugin page: Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks | plugin page

Close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks on your WordPress posts automatically at intervals set by you


Spammers target old posts in a hope that you won't notice the comments on them. Why not stop them in their tracks by just shutting off comments and pingbacks? Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks let's you automatically close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks on your posts, pages and custom post types.

You can also choose to keep comments / pingbacks / trackbacks open on certain posts, page or custom post types. Just enter a comma-separated list of post IDs in the Settings page.

An extra feature is the ability to delete post revisions that were introduced in WordPress v2.6 onwards.

Key features

  • Close comments: Automatically close comments on posts, pages, attachments and even Custom Post Types!
  • Close pingbacks and trackbacks: Automatically close pingbacks and trackbacks as well
  • Choose how old: Choose a custom time period as to when the comments, pingbacks and trackbacks need to be closed
  • Scheduling: You can also schedule a cron job to automatically close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks daily
  • Bonus: Delete post revisions


General Options Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks - General Options

For more screenshots visit the WordPress plugin page.


WordPress install

  1. Navigate to Plugins within your WordPress Admin Area

  2. Click "Add new" and in the search box enter "autoclose"

  3. Find the plugin in the list (usually the first result) and click "Install Now"

Manual install

  1. Download the plugin

  2. Extract the contents of to wp-content/plugins/ folder. You should get a folder called autoclose

  3. Activate the Plugin in WP-Admin

  4. Goto Settings » Auto-Close to configure

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQ on the plugin page.

If your question isn't listed there, please create a new post at the support forum. It is the fastest way to get support as I monitor the forums regularly. I also provide premium paid support via email.

About this repository

This GitHub repository always holds the latest development version of the plugin. If you're looking for an official WordPress release, you can find this on the repository. In addition to stable releases, latest beta versions are made available under releases.

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