Have you noticed that your post with lot of comments load slower than your other posts that has barely any comments. Because your most commented posts are usually the most popular, you want these posts to load fast. In this article, we will show you how to paginate comments in WordPress to speed up your post load time.
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First thing you need to do is login to your WordPress admin area and go to Settings » Discussions. Next look at the section where it says Break comments into pages. Simply select the number of comments you want on each page, and how you want to display them.
Once you do this, based on your theme styling, either you will see a numeric pagination or you will see Previous / Next comment links.
Several users have reported that sometimes posts with a lot comments return a white screen of death because it exhausts their memory.
If it doesn’t cause a white screen of death, then posts with a lot of comments tend to be really 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 that this tutorial helped you paginate comments in WordPress. For questions and feedback please leave us a comment below. Also don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel for WordPress video tutorials.