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I have a website running shapely as my theme, and I am trying to allow only logged in members to see comments on a post, and restrict anyone but administrators from commenting. I would like comments to appear closed to everyone but administrators while previous comments are still visible to members.

In order to do this I just need to know how to assign a "closed for comments" value to a post, preferably from inside the comments.php file. Basically I would like to change all posts so the function: comments_open() returns false, via code.

is there any easy way to do this?

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    Note that if you just remove the comment form that doesn't mean comments can't be submitted, WP still listens for the comments form submission – Tom J Nowell Jun 10 at 18:30
  • does that still happen if you disable comments from the admin menu? – Mikestanator Jun 10 at 18:36

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