I want my pages to not have comments enabled by default, only my posts. Is this possible?
The Front-End Solution:
Trick your templates
You could fake that comments are open for specific post types. The following code works for all templates, that wrap the comment form (or whatever comment related code/UI elements) inside a conditional
The little magic
… wrapped up in a quick'n'small plugin.
How to use it
Just upload and enable the plugin in the administration. Now every time the template questions for something like…
The Back-End Solution:
When you got the "Discussion" Meta Box open, then both checkboxes (Comments & Pingbacks) will be set to the value from…
A plugin to change the defaults
You probably just need to show the widget for Discussion.
1 go to Edit a Page and
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