Auto Display for Comments
I’d like our comments to be displayed automatically, without the need to click on the “comments” button to open/expand the comment section. How do I do that with the DePo Masthead theme? (I have the CSS upgrade)
The blog I need help with is brownmackielibrary.com.
You don’t! CSS editing changes the appearance of a theme, not the way it works. In all regular blogs, the main pages are supposed to showcase your content only, not the comments.
By clicking the post title or the comments link the posts on the front page open on their own page where all comments display. There is good reason for comments being collapsed on the front page of our blogs. 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, and page loading time is a page ranking factor. We have only seconds before visitors refuse to wait and click out.
So you’re saying there’s no way at all to override this? Panos, your blog has comments that don’t need expansion.On our book board (http://brownmackielibrary.com/student-services/getting-your-textbooks/book-board/) students are not noticing the comment button to see the requests and offers from the students. Is there a better way to run this than by using the comment section?
Oh you don’t mean on the homepage, you mean when viewing a single post or static page. Sorry, that’s a quirk in the theme you’re using. I think it’s not the first time I’m saying this to you: switch to a better theme! If the reason why you had selected DePo Masthead was the multiple post columns on the homepage, I would suggest Suburbia; check the demo:
It’s not easy to pick a new theme- we did in fact choose that one because of the columns. Ours isn’t really a blog- it’s more of a static site so a lot of the features are unnecessary for us or just look weird. Suburbia looks a bit better than DePo Masthead, but it doesn’t look like you can get widgets on the home page.
The way comments are initially hidden on posts/pages in the DePo Masthead theme is a built in feature of the way the theme was designed, and so that’s why it cannot be changed.
Suburbia does have widgets on the home page. Look for the labels Navigation, Archives, Blogroll, Categories, Recent Posts at the bottom of the home page on the Suburbia demo site.
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