Turn off blog comments

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Im using the standard blog page. How do I turn comments off?

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12345j replied on at Permalink Reply
12345j
go to the page with comments, click edit page, and then click on the guestbook (comments block) and delete it. exit edit mode and ur done.
basspro replied on at Permalink Reply
thanks for the response. but is that just to delete a comment?

I want to turn off comments completely so people can't even comment in the first place.

is that possible?
ThemeGuru replied on at Permalink Reply
ThemeGuru
It's a guestbook block. You could always remove it completely.

Personally it's best just to delete it.
basspro replied on at Permalink Reply
not sure how to do this. I just use the standard blog page in the default chocolate theme. The comments are part of the blog entries. Not a separate guestbook block. Isn't there a way to turn off comments so it's not part of the blog?
12345j replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
12345j
this will delete the block from the page, so that the comments won't show up on the page.
basspro replied on at Permalink Reply
I know what you mean now. That worked. Thanks.
chuacha replied on at Permalink Reply
chuacha
so user should delete it from every page?
Or I can make it for every page by default?

Maybe it is possible to config the Blog Post Footer Area?
Somebody knows how it works?
Somehow it adds to every post, but when I delete it from page type template and add another Area that works just on current page not for all posts... how to make it default for all posts?

The problem, that I want to turn off the comments, but leave the Next/Prev Navigation. Blog Post Footer Area contains both blocks... so I can't just delete it from page type template.
chuacha replied on at Permalink Reply
chuacha
Figured out how to do that.
I have
- deleted Blog Post Footer Area from the template and then
- created new next/previous navigation block
- copied it to the global scrapbook, assigned the name "Next Previous Navigation"
- and hardcoded it to the template like that
<?php   $b = Block::getByName('Next Previous Navigation');
         $b->display();
 ?>

So now I don't have comments at all and have the Next Previous Navigation block on every page
adamjohnson replied on at Permalink Reply
adamjohnson
In the future you could use Disqus comments which would allow you to disable comments while still being able to see them on your page:

http://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/disqus-comments/...
jsghumphreys replied on at Permalink Reply
Go to "pages and themes" -> "page types"
then click Defaults for blog_entry. This will allow you then to edit the default content that appear's for the blog entry page. Removing the comment section off all blog pages.