Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks


Spammers target old posts in a hope that you won’t notice the comments on them. Why not stop them in their tracks by just shutting off comments and pingbacks? Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks let’s you automatically close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks on your posts, pages and custom post types.

You can also choose to keep comments / pingbacks / trackbacks open on certain posts, page or custom post types. Just enter a comma-separated list of post IDs in the Settings page.

An extra feature is the ability delete post revisions or limit their number.

Key features

  • Close (or open) comments on posts, pages, attachments and even Custom Post Types!
  • Close (or open) pingbacks and trackbacks as well across all post types. You can also choose to delete them
  • Schedule a cron job to automatically close comments, pingbacks and trackbacks daily
  • Delete all post revisions or limit the number of revisions by post type


  • Autoclose Settings – General
  • Autoclose Settings – Comments
  • Autoclose Settings – Pingbacks/Trackbacks
  • Autoclose Settings – Revisions
  • Autoclose Tools


WordPress install

  1. Navigate to Plugins within your WordPress Admin Area

  2. Click β€œAdd new” and in the search box enter β€œautoclose”

  3. Find the plugin in the list (usually the first result) and click β€œInstall Now”

Manual install

  1. Download the plugin

  2. Extract the contents of to wp-content/plugins/ folder. You should get a folder called autoclose.

  3. Activate the Plugin in WP-Admin.

  4. Goto Settings » AutoClose to configure


If your question isn’t listed there, please create a new post at the support forum. It is the fastest way to get support as I monitor the forums regularly. I also provide premium paid support via email.


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Contributors & Developers

“Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Release post:

  • Enhancements:
    • The comment count for the post will be updated when deleting Pingbacks/Trackbacks
    • Settings page now uses the latest version of the WebberZone Settings_API class


Release post:

  • Features:
    • New revisions tab with settings to control the number of revisions by post type
    • New button in Tools page to delete all revisions


  • Features:

    • New Tools page with several buttons to open, close and delete comments, pingbacks and trackbacks. You can find the link in the Settings page under the main header
    • New button to delete all pingbacks and trackbacks in the Tools page
    • Activating the plugin on Multisite should upgrade settings from v1.x
    • Uninstalling the plugin on Multisite will delete the settings from all sites
  • Enhancements:

    • Migrated options to the Settings API
  • Modifications:

    • Main plugin file has been renamed to autoclose.php
    • Cron hook renamed from ald_acc_hook to acc_cron_hook

For older changes, refer to changelog.txt