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  1. Hi,

    Is it possible to display a "comment here" notation or link on the main page, rather than having to click each individual post to make a comment? We are trying to make commenting more intuitive for our readers.

    We are using the Forever theme and have the customization upgrade.

    Our blog is http://ourmode.net

    The blog I need help with is ourmode.net.

  2. Our posts are only "showcased" on the front page of the blog. Visitors click titles or comment links to read the full posts on their own pages. The way comments are displayed is coded into the core of WordPress and we cannot change that behavior described above.

  3. Unless you use P2, a twitter-like theme, comments are collapsed on the front page of your blog where our posts are "showcased".

    The reason for this structure is that 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.

  4. Does the Custom Design upgrade let me edit HTML?
    No. The Custom Design upgrade allows you to edit fonts and CSS only. You can change the appearance of a theme, but not its HTML markup, PHP code, or content. ... http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

  5. Ok thank you very much. In that case, is there something we "can" do to improve the current comment structure? Any or all suggestions/ideas are welcome :)

  6. There's nothing you can do about this structure. We cannot access or edit the php underlying our blogs that generates the HTML on the fly. The reason for this structure is that 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 wish to you can post a notice in your sidebar of the blog instructing visitors to click the comments link or the posts title.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

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