Chateau theme comment box drops to bottom

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    In Chateau theme the comment box drops to the bottom when one tries to reply to a comment as a thread. This makes it incredibly difficult to keep track of what one is replying to. I reply to most of my comments on the comment admin page, but sometimes like to reply below the post instead and, apart from myself, I worry about how anyone else is finding this. Can someone please do something about this, it’s one of the very few things that is really annoying me about Chateau which, so far, is the best theme I’ve ever used. Is it a bug or is there some weird reason for this behaviour? For blog posts that only have a few comments it’s not so bad, but for ones that have a lot, it’s very difficult to cope with. I’ve been having to do all my comments in notepad and copy and paste them into the box each time. Time consuming and annoying.

    The blog I need help with is


    I’ve tagged this to have it moved to the themes forum so that the theme team will see it. It might take a day or two for them to respond since they are “brainstorming” till the 15th of August.


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    moved to themes forum


    Many thanks, I’ll keep an eye on it there.



    I’m with you on this. I’m using Chateau on my personal blog. When I answer comments on the posts from “the front end” of my blog in the Chateau theme, I cannot view the comment and my response to it at the same time. Given the visual challenge I have to overcome to blog at all, this is extremely frustrating. As I cannot see I’m into scrolling up and down over and over and repeatedly editing comments until I can complete them. When After the Deadline isn’t working then I go crazy trying to detect spelling errors and typos. It would be great if this was changed so we can see the comment we are replying to while we are typing our response to it as we can on other themes.


    TT, the only thing I can suggest til this is fixed (which I hope it will be) is to do what I’m having to do and that is open two separate windows, one with the comment form the other with the comment to which I’m replying. Oh and then of course there are three windows… with notepad for the actual reply if it’s longer than just a few words which, with me, it usually is!



    That’s what I’m doing also but it would be nice if we did not have to employ this workaround.


    The thing is, wordpress sticks pretty much to the original theme author’s design, and if the author did not “ajaxify” the commenting (so the reply box relocates to below the comment you are replying to) then wordpress would not typically tear the theme apart to add that functionality.

    There are a large number of themes that do not move the reply box up to below the comment you are replying to, and it isn’t just a matter of a line or two of code to add this functionality.



    Understood and that’s why I’m not clinging to the hope this will be changed.


    I don’t know if this is of any interest, but I had a look on the author’s own website at Chateau theme and apparently he created it wholly with xhtml and css. Nothing else. So, if it needs ‘ajaxifying’ (whatever is that? Is it some other type of coding? I’m clueless!) it looks like we’re stuck with it. However, I’m wondering if it’s worth dropping the guy an email as he gives his email address there for suggestions.



    Hi guys,

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. The comment form issue in Chateau has been fixed so that the form appears right below the comment you are are replying to.




    Thank you so much for being responsive to this need. I am visually challenged and I appreciate this change so much I am doing a ***happy dance***. :)




    You’re welcome!


    @iamtakashi – Oh that is brilliant, thank you so much! :) I’m joining Timethief in her happy dance! :)




    You’re welcome!



    *late to the party, but dances anyways*

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