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Need help to add 'reply' button to top of post

  1. Hey there,
    It would be great if someone was able to tell me how to add a 'reply' button to the top right hand corner of my blogposts. I've seen it on other wordpress blogs.
    Cheers,
    Emily

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

  2. WordPress.com users do not have access to the database files and cannot edit the templates containing the HTML and PHP underlying their themes. At WordPress.com all users are working on the same wpMU ( WordPress multi-user) blogging platform, and are all sharing the same templates. As any editing would affect all blogs wearing the same theme, so only Staff have access the files and are able to edit them. Every edit made affects all blog wearing the same theme. Some theme have the feature you want and others do not.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    It may be possible to add such a feature by means of CSS editing provided you are experienced at it and do purchase the annually renewable CSS editing upgrade and do the required editing yourself. CSS editing can be used by those who have at least moderate understanding of HTML and CSS to alter the appearance of themes but not the functionality. CSS editing here is theme specificso you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes here at wordpress.COM.

    If you are considering purchasing the upgrade, you can go to Appearance > Edit CSS. There wordpress has provided a preview function where you can try before you buy.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

    If you do purchase the upgrade be sure to read this article before starting your editing > http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

  3. @emilymedizaday,

    As timethief said, this option comes in some themes by default. If your theme doesn't have it and if you don't want to pay for a css upgrade just for this option, you can manually put it in your post by adding the code below.

    <p style="text-align: right;"><a href="POST-URL#respond">reply</a></p>

    Copy the url of your published post from your browser's address bar and replace the bit POST-URL with it in the above code.

    Then put the modified code to the top of your post. I have coded it to show up on the right side.

    Update post.

  4. Great, that's really helpful. I don't think my theme does include it. I'll try using that code. Thanks for all your help timethief & sanjidas!

  5. @emilymedizaday,

    You are welcome! :)

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