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  1. therefineryfurniturecompany
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    do i need to upgrade to Pro to enable comments from guests without a wordpress account? I don't see a discussion settings option anywhere.
    Blog url: http://therefineryfurniturecompany.wordpress.com/

  2. NO. This has nothing whatsoever to do with an upgrade of any kind. All WordPress blogs by default have comments open on all posts and all pages. Comments are open on your blog. Click any post title to verify that.

    This page > Settings > Discussion is where you set up defaults for comments.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/
    We can also override the default settings and enable or disable future comments on any post or page. http://en.support.wordpress.com/enable-disable-comments/

    Note: By default, new blogs on WordPress.com will have the Discussion module hidden. You can reveal it by clicking on Screen Options on the top right corner of your Admin page, and checking the box that says Discussion so the module is included.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/enable-disable-comments/#missing-discussion-module

    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. 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.

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