Ultimate Facebook commenting not removing WP comments from GridMarket Theme

On my client’s site, http://africashamanexperience.com/, I’m using the Facebook comments system and have chosen to use it instead of the WordPress (yes, I HAVE clicked the box that says, “If checked, Facebook comments will be used instead of, or in addition to, regular WordPress comments.”:wink:

But as you can see from any of the blog posts at:


Both the WordPress and Facebook comments are appearing.

Any ideas?



  • 3SixtyEvolve
    • New Recruit

    Hi Haroun

    Hope you’re well.

    This might be able to assist:

    Remove comments from WordPress

    Now if you would like to follow the route of editing the code that relates to comments, you’ll need to find and edit your theme files. This is an alternative method, and one that I personally prefer doing. With this option comments code will still appear in the WordPress admin but, with theme files, it’s possible to disable them from appearing anywhere on your website. Just remove the comment reference from your code.

    There are two files in which comments commonly appear: the single.php which is used for blog posts and page.php which is used when a page is displayed. If you’re using a more modern theme, you may have a loop.php file which is called by each of these files and will contain the reference instead. Opening each of these files will reveal a piece of code similar to <?php comments_template( ”, true ); ?> which, if removed, will stop WordPress from calling the comments for all pages and posts. Or simply replace ‘true’ with ‘false’. Other files where comments code might be found:

    – archive.php

    – comments.php

    – index.php

    Look for code like this:

    <?php if ('open' == $post-> comment_status) : ?> ... <?php endif; ?>

    For example:

    <?php comments_popup_link('Leave a Comment', '1 Comment', '% Comments'); ?>

    Would be replaced with:

    <?php if ('open' == $post-> comment_status) : ?> | <?php comments_popup_link('Leave a Comment', '1 Comment', '% Comments'); ?><?php endif; ?>

    I hope this helps. I believe you’re using the GridMarket Theme, so the best option would be to make a copy of it in the wp-content/themes folder and rename it to gridmarket-no-comments, in case you have to upgrade the theme at some point, you won’t be overriding these changes.

    Hope this helps :slight_smile: Have a good weekend.


  • harounkola
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Thanks for the reply Gina

    I’ll check it out, and do as you say. I would like to know why this isn’t all simply taken care of by that particular function in the plugin, that says,

    “If checked, Facebook comments will be used instead of, or in addition to, regular WordPress comments.”

    I thought that this is what allows that functionality to happen?


  • 3SixtyEvolve
    • New Recruit

    Hi Haroun

    Just checking if you got sorted? I didn’t see any changes on your website, so if you didn’t manage with my suggestions I can ask the Developer to also provide feedback and support.

    Have a good day and look forward to your feedback.


  • harounkola
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Hi Gina

    Thanks for checking. This issue is of minimal importance, and at the moment we’re busy tweaking the sales copy to optimise our conversions and will come back to aesthetics at a later stage, if there could be a simple solution (for us users, I’m sure a headache for the developers) I’d be interested to hear.

    Thanks again


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