Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks


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.


  • 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



  1. Download Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks.
  2. Extract the contents of 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.


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 options in WP-Admin

    Autoclose options in WP-Admin



  • Fixed: Bug where comments on attachments did not get closed
  • Fixed: JavaScript bug when saving options in Admin area

Read previous entries in the changelog.

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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.


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Last updated: April 18, 2015
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15 thoughts on “Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks

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  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.

    Navjot Singh

  4. 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!

  5. 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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