WordPress – How to exclude Disqus comments from selected pages or posts

The Disqus plugin for WordPress works by hooking into the built-in commenting functionality of WordPress.

When enabled it does what your theme tells it to do, which is usually to display at the bottom of every page and post – however what if you don’t want it to appear on some pages or posts?

The steps below detail how to select on a per page or post basis not to include the Disqus plugin, we’ll be doing this using the standard WordPress commenting functionality but instead controlling the Disqus plugin.

  1. Log into your wp-admin
  2. Open the post of the page you want to exclude Disqus from
  3. At the top of the screen you will see ‘Screen Options’ click on this to expand the options
  4. If it’s not already, place a tick next to ‘Discussion’
  5. WordPress-DisableDisqus1
  6. You will now see the comment options at the bottom of the page.
  7. Un-tick ‘Allow comments’
  8. WordPress-DisableDisqus2
  9. Publish or update your post to save the changes.
  10. The Disqus plugin will now not display for this post.