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WordPress How do I remove the ability to comment on my static front page?

And how do I get into the code for themes and templates?
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WordPress How do I remove the ability to comment on my static front page?

Edit the page in the backend and find the Discusssion metabox.  Disable comments.

And how do I get into the code for themes and templates?

Appearance | Editor
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Page in the backend? Discussion in metabox? Where are these things?

Appearance / Editor - Bingo! Thanks!
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Page in the backend? Discussion in metabox? Where are these things?

Edit the page in question.
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by:padmasambhava
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When I edit the page I see Screen Options at the top which has some promising checkboxes.

Show on screen
Revisions Custom Fields Discussion Comments Slug Author Page Attributes Featured Image
Screen Layout
Number of Columns: 1 2

I have unchecked Comments, updated, and then Published the page. I still have comments. On the page it still has "Leave a Reply" and a submit button for comments.
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You almost got it, but misinterpreted what those checkboxes do.

When you are editing a page/post/media item/whatever the "Screen Options" control which metaboxes you can see.  In turn, the metaboxes have controls and/or content options that affect the current page/post.

So go back to the edit screen, open Screen Options and check both Discussion and Comments.  New metaboxes should appear below the content editor.

In the Discussions metabox, uncheck everything. In the Comments metabox, delete any comments that are there.  Then save the page.
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by:padmasambhava
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When I edit the page I see Screen Options at the top which has some promising checkboxes.

Show on screen
Revisions Custom Fields Discussion Comments Slug Author Page Attributes Featured Image
Screen Layout
Number of Columns: 1 2

I have unchecked Comments, updated, and then Published the page. I still have comments.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Is the above a mistake?  Did you read my reply?
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Oops, sorry I misinterpreted. It works! Thanks!
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by:padmasambhava
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I have another WordPress question about how to allow more than one post on a page. I'd really appreciate it! No one has commented.
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Link?
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No, the link to your other question.
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