WordPress comes with few default post types – Post, Page, Attachment, Revision and Nav Menus. Of course, you could also create your own Custom Post Types. The post is where you write your article and will be listed in reverse sequential order by time, while Page is also like Post, but have no time or date.
Please read the article on WordPress Codex – Post Types.
In this WordPress101 article, we’re focusing on Post and Page. For standard WordPress themes, Post and Page usually come with comment or discussion section that allows users to give feedback, ask questions etc. However, there’s a time where you want to disable or enable comments section. These are the default setting for Post and Page:
Post – Comment is enable by default for all Posts.
Page – Comment is disable by default for all Pages.
Enable of Disable WordPress Comments
1. In your post editor, click on Screen Options tab at the top right corner of you screen.
2. Tick the Discussion options. This will enable the settings for comments section for all posts and pages.
3. Once you’ve ticked the Discussion option, you will see new settings for comments section in a new meta box called Discussion.
4. To disable comments for any posts or enable comments for any pages, as well as for trackbacks and pingbacks, you just need to tick or untick those options. To understand more about Trackbacks and Pingbacks, please read the article on the WordPress Codex – Introduction to Blogging: Managing Comments.