Today, we are super excited to announce that Disable Comments has joined us, WPDeveloper – the company behind several popular WordPress plugins including Essential Addons for Elementor , NotificationX, BetterDocs, Templately etc.
Disable Comments is one of the most popular WordPress plugins with over 1 million users. We are now managing Disable Comments, just the way we always contribute for WordPress & Open Source community.
Originally developed in 2011 by Samir Shah , Disable Comments gives its users full control over disabling comments on WordPress pages, posts and media.
This free plugin has gathered over 1 million users within short time. Unfortunately, the core developer Samir Shah has stated that he no longer has the time to maintain it. Instead of selling the plugin for profit, he auctioned it for charity. The highest bidder would have to donate to Effective Altruism Funds (EAF) , a charitable organization, in exchange for ownership.
After a highly competitive and intense auction, we are super excited to adopt Disable Comments . With this acquisition, our core goal is to give back to the WordPress community that we love so much.
Contributing To The Open Source Community: Why WPDeveloper Acquired Disable Comments
Having the flexibility to control comment-related settings is important for every WordPress user. With Disable Comments, anyone can instantly take global control over the comments on their website and prevent spammers. That’s why more than 1 Million WordPress users love Disable Comments .
With this in mind, WPDeveloper aims to contribute to the WordPress community by maintaining this plugin and bringing regular improvements, updates and fixes for its huge user base. As of now, we will keep Disable Comments free for more than a million WordPress users.
We have already released a new free update for this beloved plugin. With Disable Comments 2.0 , we are bringing tons of new improvements, features and fixes to help you get better control over your website.
Disable Comments 2.0: Improvements, New Features & More
To cater to the community’s needs, Disable Comments 2.0 brings several new features that were requested by WordPress users. These includes the following updates:
✔️ An Improved User Interface: With Disable Comments 2.0, you will get a revamped, user friendly interface to configure the settings for disabling comments on WordPress posts, pages and attachments.
✔️ WP-CLI Control For Settings: For developers, WP-CLI is a command line tool to carry out tasks like adding or removing users, posts, changing categories, updating plugins and more. With the new release of Disable Comments, we will be adding WP-CLI control for comment-related settings so that developers can use this command line tool to disable comments on posts, pages and attachments.
✔️ Quick Setup Wizard To Get Started Easily: The new revamped Disable Comments plugin now comes with a quick setup wizard that you can use to get started easily and disable comments from your website.
✔️ Disable Comments On Docs And Products: With Disable Comments 2.0 you can now disable comments on a new post type. If you have a WordPress knowledge base plugin installed, then you can disable comments on your documentation pages using Disable Comments plugin.
Similarly, if you are running an eCommerce website using WordPress plugins like WooCommerce, you will have an option to disable comments on product pages and stop spammers.
✔️ Delete Certain Comment Types: You now have the option to permanently delete certain comment types from your WordPress website. These include product reviews as well as generic comments. If you choose to delete comments from your website, they cannot be retrieved without a database backup.
✔️ Disable Comments Via XML-RPC: The XML-RPC specification for WordPress allows applications outside of WordPress such as other blogging platforms and desktop clients to interact with your WordPress website. This means that others can use this XML-RPC specification to leave comments on your WordPress posts and pages.
To prevent this from happening, the new update from Disable Comments will come with a feature to block comments via XML-RPC .
Other Plugins Acquired By WPDeveloper
Along with Disable Comments, WPDeveloper has also acquired other plugins that were previously developed by Samir Shah. These plugins will also be maintained and updated by the WPDeveloper team.
👉 410 For WordPress: With this free plugin you can issue a HTTP 410 response to requests for articles that have been deleted from your website.
👉 Conditional CAPTCHA: For new commenters of your website, or commenters who have not been approved or logged in, this free plugin will serve a CAPTCHA. It comes in two modes; basic mode and Akismet-enhanced mode.
👉 Disable Feeds: With this free plugin you can disable RSS feeds, or Atom feeds for your website. It is best for those who want to use WordPress as their content management system rather than blogging purposes.