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  1. I have a new political blog. The whole idea of it is to elicit dialog (which I'm guessing is the point of many blogs). Yet apparently there is no way to do this, or I'm told only one theme which would allow it, and it is not appropriate. Is this something that will eventually be available or do I have to move to another host? thanks

    The blog I need help with is fixxions.com.

  2. Every theme on WordPress.com has commenting available. That's what the "Leave A Comment" link is.

    Or perhaps I'm not understanding your intent.

  3. You have your blog setup to allow comments - I just clicked on the "leave a comment." I don't know who told you only one theme would allow that, but they are wrong. Sometimes how to leave a comment is hard to see, but if you use the "read more" feature and have the person click to go to another page for the rest of the article, it is a lot clearer to see.

  4. I didn't make my question clear. What I would like is to have comments directly follow each post as they do on so many blogs (other than wordpress, I guess). The idea is to have a dialog going.
    The way it is now set up, comments are basically just another area on the blog which defeats the purpose and kills any conversation.
    Any suggestion on how to get the comments, UNDER each post in the order they are made?

  5. The comments won't show on the front page but if you use the read more feature, they will be directly under the blog like you want. They will be visible and no one has to click anything to figure out how to comment or read comments.

  6. @ronvavra
    kellywpa is correct. 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. The way the comments function is coded into the core of WordPress and you cannot change this. 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 that your visitors will not see the link then you can place a text widget at the top of your sidebar to instruct your visitors re: the same. Alternatively you can create a How to Comment static page.

  7. UNDER each post in the order they are made?

    Just in case you aren't ware of it we can choose whether or not to display our comments with the most recent on top or on the bottom. We can also choose to display threaded (nested) comments or not. Please see this page > Settings > Discussion

  8. so the answer is no. thanks

  9. You're welcome.

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