Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks
Tested up to: 5.1
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.
- 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
For more screenshots visit the WordPress plugin page.
Navigate to Plugins within your WordPress Admin Area
Click "Add new" and in the search box enter "autoclose"
Find the plugin in the list (usually the first result) and click "Install Now"
Download the plugin
Extract the contents of autoclose.zip to wp-content/plugins/ folder. You should get a folder called autoclose
Activate the Plugin in WP-Admin
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 WordPress.org 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 WordPress.org repository. In addition to stable releases, latest beta versions are made available under releases.