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"Leave a Comment" customization - Reddle Theme

  1. Hi all!

    I have two, kinda quick, questions for you experts:

    1. My blog posts show in full length on my home page. In an effort to encourage comments, I would like to add a link at the bottom of my posts for people to click and add their 2 cents. (bonus points if it could display as a button, so that it will stand out more)

    2. I would like to remove the comment box that appears on my other pages. For example, I don't really want the comment box on my Contact page or About page.

    Thanks in advance for your help friends!

    The blog I need help with is beholdthedimwhit.com.

  2. somedaymeansnvr
    Member

    Dimwhit,

    In reference to number 2, each page you create will have an option to allow or disallow comments. Open the pages you want to change for editing, and below the editor widget you will find a discussion widget with these options. If it isn't there, you'll have to switch it on by clicking on Screen Options at the very top of the page.

  3. Awesome, thank you! Worked just fine. I had a feeling that one was an easy fix I was overlooking. I appreciate it!

    Now to fix number 1.

  4. somedaymeansnvr
    Member

    Settings->Discussion

    Scroll all the way to the bottom, and you will see where to change the prompt.

    Turning it into a button will require some work.

  5. Yeah, that changes the verbiage of the prompt, but not the location. I'm looking for CSS that will add a comment link at the bottom of my full page posts on my home page.

    As of now, there is only a comment bubble to the right of my posts title, and a comment box that appears when someone clicks the the post. While this is ok, it means a reader would either have to scroll all the way back to the top of a post to click the comment bubble, or click the post title to find the comment section. If there was a link at the bottom, they could click it as soon as they finish reading my entry, increasing the probability they may say something.

  6. somedaymeansnvr
    Member

    Oh, right. I'll start the coffee brewing!

    I don't think you can accomplish this with CSS alone, at least, not in the way you would like. Of course, there are others here that are more familiar with the Custom Design upgrade.

    A less exciting alternative would be to include a link to the comment page right at the end of your post, and style it to look different. You could even toss in an image that way. It still involves opening a different page:

    <a href="http://beholdthedimwhit.com/2014/05/14/placeholder-3/#respond"> Why don't you click right here and say something?</a>

  7. lol...I'll grab you a cup of joe.

  8. I'm still looking for a fix on this, but wanted to make any responders aware that in the interim, I will be changing my front page to show only excerpts. If I need to change it back, let me know.

    Thanks all!

  9. 1. My blog posts show in full length on my home page. In an effort to encourage comments, I would like to add a link at the bottom of my posts for people to click and add their 2 cents. (bonus points if it could display as a button, so that it will stand out more)

    You can't use CSS to add functionality or links where it didn't exist before, but you can move things that already exist on the page to another place on the page.

    One possibility would be to move the existing comments bubble link from the top of the post to the bottom. The down side is that it's a fixed position from relative to the bottom of each post, but the tags area can be a variable height. Because of that, this solution will work best if the tags are mostly the same height (such as one line only). Here is an example in case you'd like to try it out to see what you think:

    .entry-header {
    	position: static;
    }
    
    .comments-link {
    	top: auto;
    	bottom: 140px;
    }

    Test it. Adjust the 140px value if needed.

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