Now that EE3 has done away with the idea of comments being a separate module that could be installed or uninstalled, the only way to 'turn off comments' that I can see is to go into each channel's settings and flip the ‘Allow comments?’ switch from Yes to No. Is there any way to make the default setting for allowing comments in newly-created channels to be 'No'?


The default setting is actually defined a the database level, so you can only change this on a per-instalation basis by altering the database table.

ALTER TABLE exp_channels MODIFY deft_comments CHAR(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT 'n'
  • I would doubtless break All The Things if I tried that so, I'll just leave it as it is! Thanks, Derek. – RickL Jul 21 '16 at 14:50

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