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Enabling post coments

  1. I'm wondering if anyone can help me with an annoying problem?!
    I have been trying to enable comment threads on my blog, I've enabled it through settings but all that happens is that beneath any post it says eg '3 comments' instead of just showing the full comments.
    I want to encourage discussion & posting comments as it's a blog for writers.
    I have tried several times to figure out how to open the thread up but to no avail!
    Could it be the theme I've chosen?

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

  2. Start by correcting your username link please, as it links to a deleted blog.

  3. Username link is corrected!

  4. This is normal behavior that cannot be changed. 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. 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.

    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 your are concerned that your writers and readers will not locate the comment link at the end of posts then you can place a text widget at the top of your sidebar informing them of the foregoing. Or you can create an "how to comment on this blog" static page with instructions.

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