Disable Comments on Media Attachment Page - WordPress

Published on Oct 13, 2016 & tagged in WordPress

When we upload an image in to WordPress media, the WordPress save it as a post with the post type as attachment. So we can access each image in separate single pages same like single post or single page.

In default, WordPress allow users to add comments on each of this attachment posts.

But I like to disable this commenting options on attachment post type because it is unnecessary for a normal CMS sites.

We can use an action hook to done this job.

function disable_media_comments( $post_id ) {
	if( get_post_type( $post_id ) == 'attachment' ) {
		wp_die("Comment not allowed.");
	}
	return $open;
}
add_action( 'pre_comment_on_post', 'disable_media_comments' );

If you already added images on WordPress media, you have to close the comment system for these uploaded images. We have to apply a simple SQL query in our database to do so.

UPDATE `wp_posts` SET `comment_status` = 'closed' WHERE `post_type` = 'attachment' AND `comment_status` = 'open';

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