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Comment box shows in preview but not when blogpost is published

  1. sallypchambers
    Member

    I have complaints from visitors to my blog that they can't find a place to comment. Only the clickable word, 'comment' shows in extremely small font at the end of a line of tag words at the bottom of the published post.
    However, the comment box appears, as it should, In my preview of the post, at the bottom. It shows a header: Leave a reply, and a normal sized comment box that says: Enter your comment here.
    Please let me know what can I do to fix this. Thanks

    The blog I need help with is sallypchambers.wordpress.com.

  2. Clicking any the post title link opens the post on it's own page where the comment box displays at the end of the post.
    http://sallypchambers.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/welcome-to-everyone-has-a-story-blogis-is-a-first/

  3. sallypchambers
    Member

    Sorry, I'm trying to teach myself WordPress. Thanks for your patience.
    I clicked on the title of the published post and it did open the comments and show the comments box.
    But how would a reader know that they need to click on my post title to gain access to the comments box? Do I add instructions beside the title? This just doesn't seem right. There must be something I'm not seeing. Can you explain a little more please?

  4. Your blog is operating correctly. Unless you use P2, a twitter-like theme comments are collapsed on the front page of the blog. The way the comments function is coded into the core of WordPress. By clicking the post title or the comments link the posts on the front page open on their own page where all comments display.

    In a new blog one does not have many posts or comments. In an established blog if the comments did not collapse on the front page it would become a mile long in no time flat and page loading time is a page ranking factor. We have only seconds before visitors refuse to wait and click out.

    If you are concerned readers will not find the comments section you can use a text widget http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/ to tell them how to do that and place it at the top of your sidebar.

  5. sallypchambers
    Member

    Thank you! That cleared up my confusion, and I'll try the widget.

  6. You're welcome.

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