Comments enabled by no comments box

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    I wanted to add a comments box back in to my blog page. I’ve enabled comments in the Discussions menu for the blog page. Do I need to add a widget too? There doesn’t seem to be a comments box showing up.

    Here’s the link:



    The blog I need help with is


    Thanks but I’ve already done that. Comments are already enabled in the Settings/Discussions menu.

    Any other suggestions?


    I worked it out – the trick is (if you want to enable it for a specific post…)

    1. go to the relevant post/page and select edit
    2. make the discussion module appear by clicking on “screen option” at the top and select discussion/comments

    And it appears.


    “Thanks but I’ve already done that.”

    The post I linked to doesn’t show “that”, it shows that there are three different settings/options (numbered 1, 2, 3):
    1. Settings > Discussion: “Allow people to post comments on new articles”.
    Changing that doesn’t apply to already published posts or pages.
    2. Post or page editor > Discussion module: “Allow Comments” + “Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page”.
    That’s what you now did.
    3. Settings > Discussion: “Automatically close comments on articles older than [ ] days”.
    You also need to disable that.


    Thanks. Yep all sorted. The real issue was that I didn’t realise that the Discussion Module existed. I thought that references to the Discussion module were to the Discussion options in the Settings menu.

    So just a bit of confusion with terminology really.

    Thanks again.

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