WordPress has a built in comment system. Which in general is a good idea, but sadly, it gets spammed with junk comments that are not releated to the article or have any value in any way.
If left alone, you can get thousands of spam comments on your website. If you do not want to use it, I highly recommend you disable the chat sysem.
Easiest way to do that is install a plugin called Disable Comments.
To install the plugin, click on Plugins, Add New.
In the search plugin box type in Disable Comments.
The first one to appear should be Disable Comments – Remove Comments & Stop Spam [Multi-Site Support].
Click on the Install Now button.
Click on the Activate button.
Click on the settings or tools option.
Click on Everywhere: Disable comments globally on your entire website
Click on Disable Comments via XML-RPC and Disable Comments via REST API
Click on Save Changes
How to delete all comments on your WordPress site.
Click on Delete comments at the top
Click on Everywhere: Permanently delete all comments on your WordPress website
Click on Delete comments.
July 31, 2022 – Original article written