How do you remove replies and comments in Wordpress?

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Hello lester, To turn off comments on Posts and Pages, perform the following steps:
  1. Log into the wordpress admin dashboard
  2. Find the 'Settings' option on the left hand sidebar menu and click that.
  3. Click on the 'Discussion' option on the submenu.
  4. From the 'Discussion Settings' page, look for the checkbox that is labeled 'Allow people to post comments on new articles' and click it so that there is no checkmark in the box.
  5. Scroll down to the bottom and click 'Save Changes'
This wills stop any future posts or pages from having the comment or reply box at the bottom. This does not remove the comment/reply boxes from existing posts and pages however. To remove them from existing posts and pages, follow these steps:
  1. Log into the WP admin dashboard.
  2. Click on 'Posts' (or 'Pages') on the left hand sidebar menu.
  3. On the 'Posts' (or 'Pages') page, click on the checkbox next to the word 'Title.' This auto selects all existing posts (or pages)
  4. From there, look to the dropbox just above the 'Posts' (or 'Pages') list, it should say 'Bulk Actions' Click on it and select 'Edit' then click on the 'Apply' button.
  5. Find the 'Comments' dropdown and set it to 'Do not allow.'
  6. Click on the 'Update' button.
This needs to be done for both Posts and Pages. Once completed, the Comment and Reply sections will no longer show. I hope this answers your question. If you have any more questions or information specific to the issue please leave a comment below so we can further assist you. Best Regards, Scott M