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How to suppress EVERYTHING that's RELATED to COMMENTS under PAST ARTICLES?

  1. Hello everybody!

    I am working with the Pilcrow Theme.
    I would like to know how to suppress, FOR EVERY ARTICLE PAST AND FUTURE, everything that is related to the posting of COMMENTS.
    I know that I can program them out FROM NOW ON, and also that I can deactivate or erase old comments individually, but what I need to know is how to make disappear all together the mention of comments under my every posts. Past ones included.
    Is there a way to do that?
    Thanks for your answer. It will be very useful.
    Caroline D.
    carolinedufour.com

    The blog I need help with is carolinedufour.com.

  2. thebirdingbunch
    Member

    Go to Settings> Discussion... Other comment settings. Check the option that says, "Automatically close comments on articles older than ___ days " Fill in the blank for number of days and this disables all comments prior to that time. If you have recently disabled comments on newer posts than just make sure the number lines up with that. And don't forget to click Save at the bottom.

  3. ? You have already disabled commenting on older posts. Do you mean you want to remove the phrases "Commentaires fermés" and "Les commentaires sont fermés"?

  4. Thanks. I just figured out how to do this.

    Yes. I would like, if possible, to replace the words "commentaires fermés" by something like "drop me a note" (in French, of course...) :)

    Does anyone know if that's possible?

    Thank you SO MUCH for both of you guys' help. I'm truly impressed and touched by how people respond to such demands made by members...

    Wow. Caroline D.

  5. I mean so that they know that the note will go to ME and not as a "comment" to be read by everyone...

  6. Yes, since you have the Custom Design upgrade, it's possible. Add this in the CSS editor:

    .comment-number span {
        font-size: 0;
    }
    .comment-number span:after {
        content: "YOUR TEXT HERE";
        font-size: 14px;
    }

    (But I'm not sure your idea is logical; I would probably remove "commentaires fermés" instead of changing it, and I would add a longer note in the sidebar.)

  7. Note: in the future make sure you post CSS questions in the CSS forum, not th Support forum.

  8. Yes JUSTPI, I'll certainly consider what you suggest. It's probably what I'll do, i.e. completely remove "commentaires fermés" instead of changing it and add a longer note in the sidebar so people can write to me from there. However, I'll work on that tomorrow, since my brain and eyes need a little rest right now... :)
    If I were to do that though, i.e. erase the comment part all together in the gray bar, how will I go about it? Can I do it in the same manner you suggest, i.e. in CSS by just putting no content at all instead of typing whatever I would have typed where you wrote "your text here"?
    As you can see, I am not too familiar with CSS...
    Thanks again JUSTPI.

  9. You're welcome.
    If you decide to remove the phrase, you don't need the second part of the above code at all. The first part would hide the phrase, but it would be a roundabout way in this case plus it wouldn't remove the bubble icon. Use this instead:

    .comment-number span, .nocomments {
        display: none;
    }

    The .nocomments selector I added will also remove the phrase you see on the single post view ("Les commentaires sont fermés").

  10. New suggestion: an alternative to the "Écrivez moi" image link and the email address you've put in the sidebar (which is a gift to spammers) would be a Contact page, with some text plus a contact form on it:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

  11. Thank you! All this if very useful, and I am learning a lot here.
    I would like though to ask one more question about the CSS code... If that's allright, I will post it here (instead of the CSS forum) since it is still part of this topic...
    I did manage to erase the "commentaires fermés" mention and I did as you suggested and went on to create a page from which people can contact me (while deleting the gifts to spammers in the sidebar!). However, would it have been possible to replace what was "commentaires fermés" by a link to a contact form, i.e. put a "Pour m'écrire" at the bottom of each article which would lead directly to a contact form instead of a comment form?
    I am looking for a way to invite spontaneous reactions to each article without having anyone think that they will be in any way published...

  12. You cannot create links via CSS editing - you can only reposition existing links. So (in theory) the only way to do what you're looking for would be to edit all your posts, add the same link at the bottom of each and every post, then use CSS to move it to the grey area. First, this isn't worth the trouble, in my opinion. Second, it would require fixed distances, but the theme you're using is responsive: it shrinks to adapt to lower resolution screens and narrow devices; so, as far as I know, not possible.

  13. Thank you JUSTPI for taking the time again. I am starting to feel like a student in a classroom who's taking the teacher's entire attention!... :) May I raise my hand again?
    I've been trying this morning to find a PRETTY way to have people write to me from the sidebar. You might have noticed already that I used the MENU widget to link to the PAGE "Pour m'écrire". However, I don't find the result very appealing...
    Could I use a text widget with a photograph, something like I was using with the words "Écrivez-moi", and program it in a manner that would create a link toward that PAGE... or directly toward the Contact Form?

  14. Yes, you can use a Text widget with a photograph and make it link to the Contact page. For the right coding, see this post of mine:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/codes-useful-for-text-widgets/
    Or you can use an Image widget for the same purpose: in this case you need no coding, you simply paste the image URL and the page URL in the respective fields.

  15. Thanks a million. With all of that, I should be good to go.
    Feeling very fortunate, I sign and close this topic.
    Caroline D.

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