WordPress Tip: Allow comments on this post by default

Being tired of checking the “Allow comments on this post” checkbox every time I make a new post, I went into the database and changed the setting. By default, it’s set to “closed” meaning you have to check it all the time. See for yourself:

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select option_name, option_value
from wp_options where option_name in ( 'default_comment_status' );

Change it to “open”:

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update wp_options
set option_value='open'
where option_name in('default_comment_status');

Now the checkbox should always be checked.