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COMMENTS UNDER EACH POST on HOME PAGE

  1. Why am I not seeing the comment enabled under each post on the home page? I followed the instructions, comments are ON for all posts and pages, including the front page. And for ALL POSTS in DASH, I chked off all the titles, did the edit, apply, and ALLOWED comments and pings and UPDATED. STILL no dice.

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

  2. I just left a test comment on your blog.

    timethief
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    April 24, 2013 at 4:09 am

    test comment
    Reply

  3. Unless you use the P2 theme which is a Twitter-like theme, know that the front pages of our blogs "showcase content" and comments are collapsed on that page. You cannot change this. 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.

  4. Thank you! I got word of the comment and approved it. But since there is NO COMMENT BOX AT ALL under that post ON THE HOME PAGE, there is NO COMMENT AT ALL there, and I have to go to RECENT POST to tap that post and view the comment of yours that came through.

    My readers must be able to comment, to see the blank box awaiting their two cents, under each post on the HOME PAGE.

    HELP.

  5. You have to go to the single post page in order to see any existing comments, or to make comments. Click either on the comment bubble to the right of the post title on the front page, or click on the post title. Underneath the post will be any comments that have been made on that post, and at the bottom will be the form where someone can enter comments.

  6. Like I said above:

    By clicking the post title or the comments link the posts on the front page open on their own page where all comments display.

  7. I don't need to present all the comments that come in. The point is there is no visible comment option unless you tap the title, which a lot of nonbloggers don't know to have to do.

    My other blog aholisticjourney.wordpress.com presents the comment option under each post readily on the home page. Is this a P2 theme?

  8. The point is exactly what I said above:

    Unless you use the P2 theme which is a Twitter-like theme, know that the front pages of our blogs "showcase content" and comments are collapsed on that page. You cannot change this. 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.

  9. Comments appearing only on the single post view is the usual way blogs function.

    You can use the recent comments widgets in your sidebar so your readers will see that there are comments to read.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/recent-comments-widget/

  10. To make things more obvious to visitors, you could switch to a different theme: most themes display a Comment link in full text instead of that faint bubble.

  11. @dipumpkin
    My test comment is till in moderation. Please delete it.

  12. 1tess and justpi are saying two different things about the usual way blogs function. Am confused. Someone please clarify.

    If I switch themes, will the likes and comments I've received by then transfer over? Thank you, all!! =)

  13. You can switch themes without losing any content at all. However, that will not change the facts that I provided above re: comment display on the front page of the blog unless you use P2.

    Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes
    browse themes until you find one you like and click "activate"
    or type in the name of the theme you want to use and
    click the "activate" link when it appears

    After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.

  14. What is P2? I am totally new to blogosphere and its lingo and all things technical.

  15. No, we are suggesting two different ways to make it clear to your readers that there are comments.
    I said that you could add a widget to highlight your latest comments.
    He said that you could change to another theme which displays the word "comments" on each post rather than displaying the pastel colored balloon which readers might not understand indicates "comments."

    You can use the widget in any theme. You can switch themes without loosing content, likes, comments, etc. Switching themes is like changing your dress: it just looks different but it's still you.
    To change themes:
    dashboard—>appearance—>themes
    browse and preview to find one you like
    —>activate

  16. P2 is a Twitter like theme http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/p2/

  17. @Tess
    Too many cooks!

  18. Unless you use the P2 theme which is a Twitter-like theme, know that the front pages of our blogs "showcase content" and comments are collapsed on that page.

    Okay, I think this is the final ques. I don't believe my other blog is a P2, then.

    aholisticjourney.wordpress.com

    But it presents the comment option in words "Leave a Comment." So I take it there are other themes besides P2 that would provide this feature?

  19. Yes.

  20. Which feature? The Leave a Comment link? All of them except P2.

  21. aholisticjourney.wordpress.com/ is wearing the Runo Lite theme.

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