How Can You Disable Blog Features in WordPress Properly
July 19th, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || Leave a comment |
You may have noticed many websites which don’t have the blog section. Yes, you can disable blog features in WordPress within a few minutes.
Just a few days ago, one of our clients asked as if what should be done to totally remove the blog section.
Well, WordPress allows you to hide it but it will be available in the background so that in case you change your decision, you can enable it again.
In this article, you will learn to disable blog features in WordPress using a plugin and without any.
Start With the Manual Method
You should understand the concept of having a blog and what should be done to remove it.
A blog page consists the posts you publish and each post has a comment section to allow your readers to share thoughts.
To disable it, you can just use the home page as the static home page and no need to set the blog page at all. It would be better if you remove comments from WordPress.
I am talking about totally removing the comment box.
First of all, go to Settings>>Reading and you can easily set the “Front Page Displays” as the static page. It can be home or any other page you have created.
Most of the websites are using the landing page.
Leave the blog page blank as you don’t want it. Save the settings and you’re done.
You will still see the posts option in your WordPress dashboard so that in future when you change your decision, you can easily start posting blog posts.
The choice is yours whether you want to remove the comment section or not. It depends on the WordPress theme you use.
Most of the themes don’t have a comment box for pages.
And you have decided to disable blog features in WordPress, you will have the website only of the pages.
Disabling Blog Features Using a Plugin
Many people have asked for a plugin which can do all the things just with a few clicks.
WordPress repository consists thousands of plugins which can help you run a website easily. From which, you just need to install Disable Blogging in WordPress plugin.
I hope you know how to install a WordPress plugin.
After that, go to Settings>>Blogging and the main plugin configuration page will open. By default, the plugin disables every blog feature including the comments, posting, author page, feeds & related.
You can check all the other settings which are related to disable the theme design file and a lot more.
This plugin also helps you provide a few option to set the profile of yours and all the users present on your website.
Especially for multisite users, it’s really helpful.
Though if you don’t want to deal with these options, you don’t need to. Just enable the plugin and it will take care of the rest.
The default settings are enough.
I Hope You Can Easily Disable Blog Features in WordPress
For most of the companies’ websites, no blog section is present. They like to keep it static and design the custom pages to demonstrate their products.
The same idea can strike anyone’s mind. And I am sure, you won’t face any problem with that. I would recommend just to stop publishing posts and no need to create the blog page.
Just simply use the static home page and it’s done. But in case, for extra features, the plugin is there. I hope you can disable blog features in WordPress. If you still have any doubt, feel free to drop a comment.