Is it possible to allow anonymous comments in a CPT? I mean, this config:

  • Allow registered users to comment globally.
  • Allow anonymous users to comment in a CPT.


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There may be a better way around this but I would allow comments on the entire site and make sure that your custom post type supports comments:

register_post_type( 'custom', array(
    // ..
    supports => array(
) );

Then add the following function to your functions.php file:

function hide_comment_form( $post_type = 'custom' )
    // If user is logged in return false
    if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
        return false;
    } else {

        // Else check for special post type
        // If on custom post type single return false           
        if ( is_singular( $post_type ) ) {
            return false;

        // Else return true (hide the form)
        return true;

You can then wrap your comment_form() code within the template in the following:

if ( ! hide_comment_form() ) {

The function will always hide the comment form when a user isn't logged in, except when the comment form appears on a custom post type page.

If you didn't want to edit your template file you could also add the following to your functions.php file:

function comment_form_before_function()
    if ( hide_comment_form() ) {
        echo '<div style="display: none;">';
add_action( 'comment_form_before', 'comment_form_before_function', 1 );

function comment_form_after_function()
    if ( hide_comment_form() ) {
        echo '</div>';
add_action( 'comment_form_after', 'comment_form_after_function', 99 );

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