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How to Paginate Comments in WordPress

Have you noticed that your post with a lot of comments loads slower than your other posts with few comments? Since the most commented posts are usually the most popular, you want these posts to load quickly. In this article, we will show you how to collate comments in WordPress to speed up your post load time.

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The first thing you need to do is log in to your WordPress admin area and go to Settings »Discussions . Next, look at the section where it says Break comments on pages. Simply select how many comments you want on each page and how you want to display them.

How to Paginate Comments in WordPress

Once you do this, depending on your theme style, you will either see numeric pagination or see previous/next comment links.

Several users have reported that posts with many comments sometimes return a white screen of death because it runs out of memory.

If not causing a white screen of death, posts with lots of comments tend to be really slow. We strongly recommend that you paginate your comments.

Note:You can also paginate posts by splitting a long post into multiple pages.

We hope this tutorial has helped you combine comments in WordPress. For questions and comments please leave us a comment below. Also, don't forget to check out our YouTube channel for WordPress video tutorials.