How to disable comments on custom post type?

disable comments on custom post type

A Custom post type in WordPress is used to create our own type of content like pages and posts with extra features. We can create a custom post type via the register_post_type() function. This function allows you to define a new post type by its labels, supported features, availability and other specifics.

Method 1: During initialisation of custom post type

We can add or remove while creating the custom post type using register_post_type(). We need to mention the list of supported functionalities for the custom post type while calling the register_post_type() using “supports” parameter.


add_action( 'init', 'custom_type_book_init' );

//Register a book post type.

function custom_type_book_init() {
    $labels = array(
        'name'               => _x( 'Books', 'post type general name', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'singular_name'      => _x( 'Book', 'post type singular name', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'menu_name'          => _x( 'Books', 'admin menu', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'name_admin_bar'     => _x( 'Book', 'add new on admin bar', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'add_new'            => _x( 'Add New', 'book', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'add_new_item'       => __( 'Add New Book', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'new_item'           => __( 'New Book', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'edit_item'          => __( 'Edit Book', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'view_item'          => __( 'View Book', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'all_items'          => __( 'All Books', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'search_items'       => __( 'Search Books', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'parent_item_colon'  => __( 'Parent Books:', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'not_found'          => __( 'No books found.', 'your-plugin-textdomain' ),
        'not_found_in_trash' => __( 'No books found in Trash.', 'your-plugin-textdomain' )

    $args = array(
        'labels'             => $labels,
        'public'             => true,
        'publicly_queryable' => true,
        'show_ui'            => true,
        'show_in_menu'       => true,
        'query_var'          => true,
        'rewrite'            => array( 'slug' => 'book' ),
        'capability_type'    => 'post',
        'has_archive'        => true,
        'hierarchical'       => false,
        'menu_position'      => null,
        'supports'           => array( 'title', 'editor', 'author', 'comments' ) //remove comments

    register_post_type( 'book', $args );

Method 2: With remove_post_type_support() Hook

Using remove_post_type_support() hook to remove comments functionality for a specific custom post type. We can similarly remove any other functionality using this hook.


add_action( 'init', 'remove_custom_post_comment' );

function remove_custom_post_comment() {
    remove_post_type_support( 'book', 'comments' );