How to disable comments on posts older than date X in WordPress

To disable comments on posts older than date X in WordPress you can use the snippet below.

Sample mySQL

UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status = 'closed' WHERE post_date < '2013-01-01' AND post_status = 'publish'

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How to disable or enable Trackbacks and Pingbacks in WordPress

To disable or enable Trackbacks and Pingbacks in WordPress you can use the following mysql queries.

Sample mySQL

enable

UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status = 'open'; 

disable

UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status = 'closed'; 

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