Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks

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AutoClose is a WordPress plugin that lets you automatically close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks on your posts. You can also bulk-open or close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks.

You can also delete all post revisions, pingbacks and trackbacks using the buttons in the Tools interface.

Features:

  • Set up a schedule to automatically close comments, pingbacks/trackbacks on posts, pages and other custom post types
  • Select a custom time period to limit these to posts published before a certain date
  • Access the tools page for buttons that allow you to open or close comments and/or pingbacks
  • Delete all post revisions
  • Delete all pingbacks and trackbacks

Requirements:

Installing

WordPress install

  1. Navigate to Plugins within your WordPress Admin Area
  2. Click “Add new” and in the search box enter “autoclose”
  3. Find the plugin in the list (usually the first result) and click “Install Now”

Manual install

  1. Download the plugin
  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 Settings » Auto-Close to configure

Screenshots

The below screenshots show the General options and the Tools page.

AutoClose v2.0.0 settings
AutoClose v2.0.0 settings
AutoClose v2.0.0 Tools
AutoClose v2.0.0 Tools

Changelog

Details on the Github releases page.

License

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

Questions or Bugs

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

Downloads

Download Auto-Close
Last updated: May 16, 2020
View plugin page on WordPress.org

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13 thoughts on “Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks”

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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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  8. 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!

  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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