Remove Comments Absolutely
Deactivate comments functions and remove areas absolutely from the WordPress install
The comment feature in WordPress is an essential component of blogs - but not in all cases it's needed, especially if you use it as a traditional CMS.
Sure, you can just leave out the comment form while you creating a theme and disable the comment options in your backend. But this is not the best way for everyone. In such a case, I turn the comments off completely, making sure that the posts can not have that option and also remove the fields for the comments in the backend. That way the user gets exactly what he needs. Meanwhile, I have needed this so often that I created a small Plugin and I'm able to immediately „switch off“ the functions and comment areas.
Also see the post about the idea.
Bugs, technical hints or contribute
Please give me feedback, contribute and file technical bugs on this GitHub Repo, use Issues.
Good news, this plugin is free for everyone! Since it's released under the GPL, you can use it free of charge on your personal or commercial blog. But if you enjoy this plugin, you can thank me and leave a small donation for the time I've spent writing and supporting this plugin. And I really don't want to know how many hours of my life this plugin has already eaten ;)
The plugin comes with various translations, please refer to the WordPress Codex for more information about activating the translation. If you want to help to translate the plugin to your language, please have a look at the .pot file which contains all defintions and may be used with a gettext editor like Poedit (Windows) or the plugin Localization for WordPress.
Contact & Feedback
The plugin is designed and developed by me (Frank Bültge)
Please let me know if you like the plugin or you hate it or whatever ... Please fork it, add an issue for ideas and bugs.
I'm German and my English might be gruesome here and there. So please be patient with me and let me know of typos or grammatical farts. Thanks