How to Disable WordPress Comments Notifications

This post shows you how to turn off or disable WordPress comment notifications on your blogs.

By design, WordPress notifies the site’s administrator via email whenever a comment is left. For webmasters and site administrators, this can be annoying at times.

This can be extremely frustrating if your site is new and doesn’t have appropriate settings to block spammers and others. Students and new users who are starting with WordPress will find this post handy and helpful.

WordPress allows this feature to alert you of new comments so that you can respond and increase user engagement. This is a great way to start a blog to engage your readers.

However, as your blog grows, these notifications may overwhelm your focus. You may have to turn off or disable notifications every time a comment is left for you.

Turning off notifications will allow you to respond at your choosing.

To get started with disabling comment notifications, follow the steps below:

To do that login to your WordPress admin area and go to Settings ยป Discussion page. From here, scroll down to the ‘Email me whenever’ section where you will see these two checkbox options:

  • Anyone posts a comment
  • A comment is held for moderation

Uncheck the two boxes below and save your changes.

WordPress disable comments

Save your changes and you’re done!

After the changes above, your blog should still receive comments from your audience and users, but you won’t get email notifications. You will still be able to approve or deny comments from the comment page on the dashboard.

That should do it!

Hope you like it and please come back.

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