Approved comments not showing up

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  • #1173135

    When I posted a blog today, I had two comments I approved that haven’t shown up in the comments section for the blog post. Is there something I need to do to get them to show up?
    Thanks,
    Jeanne Takenaka

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

    #1173232

    timethief
    Member

    Are they appearing in your dashboard under Pending?

    #1173336

    No. Sigh. They show up in my comments log (not sure of the correct word) as approved, but they don’t show up on the blog, nor do my responses to the comments. I’m still pretty new at this, so I’m not sure why this is happening.

    #1173350

    timethief
    Member

    I tagged this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please let them know what the commenters usernames are. Also subscribe to this thread so you are notified when they respond.

    #1173354

    Thank you!

    #1173355

    macmanx
    Staff

    Could you please give us a link to the specific post in question, and let us know the name for the commenter on the comment that isn’t showing?

    #1173362

    Sure, macnanx. The link is: http://jeannetakenaka.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/lessons-from-a-wandering-suitcase/

    The two commenters are: Jill Kemerer and Dianna Michaels.
    Thanks so much for your help.

    #1173445

    macmanx
    Staff

    It would appear that you have two of the same post.

    http://jeannetakenaka.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/lessons-from-a-wandering-suitcase/ with 8 comments.

    http://jeannetakenaka.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/lessons-from-the-wandering-suitcase/ with 4 comments, including the missing comments.

    #1173446

    Wow. I’m not sure how I missed that. Thank you for catching my error. (Blushing.) :) Thanks so much for your time.

    #1173460

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1173506

    marciasd
    Member

    I have the same problem. One of my blog entries has 4 comments, I can see them in my dashboard but cannot see them on the post. Can you help? My blog is marciasd.wordpress.com and the blog entry that I am referring to is http://marciasd.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/happy-new-2013-so-long-2012/

    Thanks!

    #1173507

    marciasd
    Member

    Actually is happening in most of the posts with comments…I do not understand. I have checked, allow comments..but nothing.

    #1173511

    macmanx
    Staff

    The comments you’re referring to as marked as pending approval. You can see these in the Comments section of your blog’s Dashboard.

    At Settings -> Discussion in your blog’s Dashboard, you have chosen “Before a comment appears, an administrator must always approve the comment.”

    This means that every posted comment will await your approval before appearing.

    #1173512

    marciasd
    Member

    Thank you mancmanx, but I have approved all of the comments and they do not show on the blog. I can see them on my dashboard but not on my blog pages.

    #1173513

    marciasd
    Member

    I followed all the instructions you mentioned on this post but nothing seems to work. I do not know what I am doing wrong. On the ‘screen options’ I select ‘discussions’ and ‘comments’. And when I go back to check the settings they are again un-selected. I do not understand.

    #1173514

    macmanx
    Staff

    Your comments section is active at http://marciasd.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/happy-new-2013-so-long-2012/ but the provided comment is still pending.

    You need to approve the comment with the Comments section of your Dashboard.

    #1173515

    timethief
    Member

    Go to the comment and hover your mouse over it and click the “approve” link.

    #1173516

    marciasd
    Member

    The test comment is showing but the other ones aren’t, why would that be?

    #1173517

    marciasd
    Member

    There are 4 previous, approved and replied to comments on that same blog entry, and another one in different one, but neither are showing.

    #1173518

    macmanx
    Staff

    That is the only comment posted to that entry.

    What are the names on the other 4 comments?

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