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  1. I've been trying to figure out how to show/display all comments under a post so readers can easily see any discussion. I've been struggling with this answer for awhile now, and I simply cannnot find how to display them. Currently they display only if one clicks on the "balloon" at top-right on a post but if they don't click that, it looks like no one is commenting on the posts. Is there a setting I've missed? Or is it possible it's related to my theme and I don't have the option?
    Thanks for the help!

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

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

    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.

  3. If you believe your readers may bot know that you can place a text widget at the top of your sidebare with a brief message in it telling visitors to click the comment link or the post titles to submit a comment.

  4. Cool! That helps and I'll check out the widget.
    Thanks!!

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