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Disable/Turn off WordPress comments

If you would like to disable / turn off WordPress comments on your posts and pages here is how you do it.

In wp-admin go to Settings > Discussion and then untick “Allow people to post comments on new articles”, as shown below. This applies to any new posts and pages that you publish from now on.

Allow people to post comments on new articles

To disable / turn off WordPress comments from posts that you have already published:

In wp-admin go to Posts, select all the posts, in the Bulk Actions box select Edit and then click Apply. Select ‘Do not allow’ next to Comments and then click the Update button.

Do not allow comments

If you want to just disable comments on pages and leave them active on posts you will need to keep the “Allow people to post comments on new articles” ticked in the settings and on every page, existing and new untick ‘Allow comments’ in the Discussions section.

John Wilkinson
Build Me A Website

What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)?


The video below will hopefully help you better understand what Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Tagging Your Pictures: You’re Doing It Wrong

You’re a savvy web site proprietor.  When you upload a picture to your blog or business site you always make sure your title or alt tags are keyword optimized.  Heck, you even have a WordPress site and those things practically optimize themselves now with all those skookum plug-ins.

Yup, things are awesome.

Yeah, I was like you once.  Until a couple of weeks ago, when I had my mind blown by Morten Rand-Hendriksen of Pink & Yellow Media.  During his ‘Your Blog Is Boring And Your Photos Suck’ workshop with Syx Langemann at Northern Voice 2011, Morten went over the general musts of optimizing your pictures on your blog, and then he got to the part about title tags, and my inner geek exploded.

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RGB / Hex Codes for Crayola crayon colours

As kids we have all had a set of Crayola crayons, all my best colourings were done with a few broken crayons 🙂

All the Hex Codes and RGB’s for a massive list of crayon colours can be found on the site below.

List of Crayola crayon colours

Cube Ltd Race Mountain Bike 2011 Review

Cube Ltd Race Mountain Bike 2011Its my big four-O this month 🙁 so I’ve decided to treat myself to a new mountain bike, and I’m going to make sure I get some use out of it, by this time next year I’m going to be fit!

I spent a few weeks looking at all the bikes available in the price range that I wanted to spend and I decided on the new 2011 model of the Cube Ltd Race, and what a bike, I’m well pleased with it.

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What is a blog?


The video below will hopefully help you understand what a blog is, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Brazil vs Argentina – Doha, Qatar, I didn’t go

I couldn’t make the game, just a little far to travel.

My brother and his wife, who live in Doha, went to the game and all I got was this picture 🙁

He text me from the stadium and was more excited about the fact that last weeks Sheffield United game was being shown on the big screen outside the ground 🙂

Pity the Argies won!

Brazil vs Argentina - Doha, Qatar

Scale Model World, Telford, UK. 13th Nov 2010


Just had a great day out with my son Scott at the Scale Model World show in Telford. We went down last night and stayed in an hotel in Wolverhampton, I didn’t fancy the 200 miles and 4 hours driving in one day.

Some of the models on display were fantastic, wish I’d got the time to give it a go, perhaps I should pack in with the website design and become a professional model maker, cool 🙂

Here are a few pictures that I took today, I’ve uploaded the others to Flickr if you would like to look, Scale Model World 2010 on Flickr.

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If there are any Scale Model Clubs or Shops that are considering a website please get in touch and I will do you a great deal, mention you have seen my Scale Model World blog post.

John Wilkinson
Build Me A Website