WordPress 4.3 Finally Page Comments Disabled by Default
One wonders why it took so long to put such a simple change into effect but they finally did. In WordPress latest update, 4.3, when you create a new “page” you won’t have to uncheck comments and pingbacks from your screen option discussion settings. Updating plugins also got easier. We were getting failed plugin updates on the new ajax update plugin feature until updating to 4.3, but that appears to be working now. Keep up the good work @WordPress.