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Step 14 - Discussion WordPress Settings

Go To Dashboard → Settings → Discussion.

Make sure the following options are unchecked.

  • Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the post
  • Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new posts

If you are allowing comments, make sure one of the following options is checked. 

  • Comment must be manually approved  (I prefer this setting on new sites)
  • Comment author must have a previously approved comment

The other options on this page are up to you. 

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You may or may not want to have comments on your site. Set up the settings on this page as you wish, but if you have comments then be sure the above options are unchecked.  Failing to do this will encourage your site to be spammed.  

If a site is allowing comments then I prefer to set all comments to manual approval. Otherwise you leave yourself open to spam, derogatory or embarrassing comments on your site.

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