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How to Remove Comments Icon from Posts

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  • #1453
    billingsj
    Participant

    On each post, I get a comment icon to the right of the title displaying the number of comments on that post even if “0”. This icon still shows when I select “Hide Comments” for that post, which seems like a bug. Is there a way to hide the comments icon on a post?

    Thanks!
    billingsj

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  • #1454
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    You need to disable the comments for the post. This is a default WordPress setting. You do this under the “Discussion” meta box when editing a post. The theme’s option is just referring to the entire comment form area, because normally if you just disable comments, most WordPress themes will display text that says something like “Comments closed” — So the option allows you to hide that in addition to disabling comments in the standard way.

    If you don’t see this meta box, it means you have it hidden. You’d just go to the “Screen Options” tab at the top of the post Edit screen and enable it.

    #1455
    billingsj
    Participant

    Thanks, Jason. That did it.

    I also found that I was able to do this to a bunch of posts at once using “Edit” under “Bulk Actions” on the Posts list page.

    #1456
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Oh, awesome! I wasn’t aware you could do that. That’s great info for everyone.

    #1734
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

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    #12629
    tymothyroy
    Participant

    Hi Jason,
    Does this mean you can’t have comments on, but not show the count?

    #12638
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Does this mean you can’t have comments on, but not show the count?

    Hello,

    Yes, this is what it means, unless you want to hide it through customization. You could pretty easily hide it with CSS like:

    .comment-bubble { display: none; }
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