When using WordPress’s default commenting, the Newspack Themes allow you to collapse those comments by default, so they take up less space on the page. Interested visitors can open the comments with a single click of a button.

Collapsing comments

To set your site’s comments to be collapsed by default, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Customize > Comments Settings.
  2. Check the Collapse Comments checkbox:
  1. Click Publish.

On articles with more than one comment, the comments section will now be displayed as collapsed by default:

Visitors can click the “Expand comments” button to open the comments section, and click the “Collapse comments” button to close them again.