Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks

Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks

Overview:

Autoclose WordPress plugin will automatically close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks on your posts. You can choose to keep comments / pingbacks / trackbacks open on certain posts.

An extra feature is the ability to delete post revisions that were introduced in WordPress v2.6 onwards.

Features:

  • Close comments: Automatically close comments on posts, pages and other custom post types
  • Close pingbacks and trackbacks: Automatically close pingbacks and trackbacks as well
  • Choose how old: Choose a custom time period as to when the comments, pingbacks and trackbacks need to be closed
  • Scheduling: You can also schedule a cron job to automatically close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks daily
  • Bonus: Delete post revisions

Requirements:

Installing

  1. Download Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks.
  2. Extract the contents of autoclose.zip to wp-content/plugins/ folder. You should get a folder called autoclose.
  3. Activate the Plugin in WP-Admin.
  4. Goto Options > Auto-Close to configure.

Options:

The below screenshot shows the options. You can customize if you want to close comments and/or pingbacks & trackbacks. You can also choose to run it manually or setup a schedule.

  1. autoclose screenshot 1

    Autoclose options in WP-Admin

ChangeLog:

1.5

  • New: Custom post type support. Now close comments on posts, pages, attachments and your custom post types!
  • Modified: Language initialisation
  • Modified: More code cleaning
  • New: Spanish and Serbian languages thanks to Ogi Djuraskovic

Read previous entries in the changelog.

Writing and testing plugins takes a good amount of time. If you like the plugin and find it useful and would like to donate something for my work please do click the Paypal Donate button below. The payment is secure. I haven’t filled in any amount. Feel free to donate what you please. Any amount is welcome. Thank you :)

License

All files and their contents are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Questions or Bugs

Known Bugs

Please use the support forum if you have any questions or would like to report any bugs.

Downloads

Download Auto-Close
Number of downloads: 7,251
Last updated: August 15, 2014
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Comments

  1. I am waiting for the Ability to keep certain posts open, because my guestbook works with comments :-(, and i did not found any solution yet.

  2. Great plugin, it save time to do custom template…
    as Nimue, if there any ability to check the post we want to close, it will be more amazing and perfect.
    Thanks for all.

  3. Cool Plugin by you there. But there should be option of excluding specific posts too. Also exclusion by category should also be there. Hope you implement it.

    And there should be a unclose comments option too.

    Pls consider these as future version feature requests.

    Regards
    Navjot Singh

  4. I’ll be putting in the exclusion feature. My plan is to use that for unclose as well.

  5. I’ve updated the plugin.

    v1.1 now has the ability to keep certain posts open

  6. I’m in the process of creating 3 new blogs and closing 3 old ones, 400+ posts or so all together. Your plugin made it so easy to prevent future comments/pingbacks/trackbacks with a few clicks, while retaining the content as such for those who want to read it.

    Thanks a lot!

  7. I use this, and love it. Thanks.

  8. Heyy.. that’s really helpful in fighting spammers!
    Thanks a lot for that.

  9. This solution is good for news-type blogs because news is history in a couple of days, but for niche blogs the plugin should offer a possibility to leave comments open for separate posts.

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