When you install the WordPress then the comments are enabled by default for posts so you don’t have to enable comments on your site but later you or somebody changes the comment settings in the WordPress site to disable it and you want to enable it again or want to enable the comments for pages which are disabled by default since WordPress version 4.3.
But you either don’t know how to enable the comments or forgot about it.
Not an issue at all. Here below i am going to tell you how you can enable the comments again on your WordPress site.
Enable Comments on All New Posts and Pages
You can enable the comments on all new posts and pages by checking the option “Allow people to post comments on new articles” in the Discussion Settings of your site admin area on the following path as shown in the below screenshot.
Admin Area -> Settings -> Discussion -> Default article settings
After checking the above described option “Allow people to post comments on new articles” the comments will be enabled for all new posts and pages but it will not enable the comments for those old existing posts and pages where comments are disabled in an individual post or page.
You can enable the comments in an individual post or page as described below.
Enable Comments in an Individual Post or Page
You can enable the comments in an individual post or page by checking the option “Allow comments.” in the Discussion box in an edit post or page screen as shown in the following screenshot.
If you don’t see the Discussion box in an edit post or page screen then you can make it to display by checking the option “Discussion” in the Screen Options as displayed in the following screenshot.
Enable Comments Quickly Using Quick Edit
You can enable comments quickly for individual posts or pages using Quick Edit without going in an individual post or page edit screen as shown in the below screenshots.
Bulk Enable Comments
Instead of enabling comments one by one in an individual post or page which is time consuming, you can bulk enable them by selecting the posts or pages in a posts / pages listings page and edit them to enable comments as shown in the below screenshots.
You can also use the WordPress plugin like No Page Comment to enable comments for all individual posts or pages with just one click.
I hope you find this free tutorial helpful but if you have any questions regarding enabling comments or any other WordPress question then feel free to ask it in our free WordPress support forum where i would like to answer you.