I’ve just posted my first blog and have allowed comments. A few comments have come through and are being emailed directly to me but are not displaying underneath my blog/on my blog page so people visiting won’t be able to see them. How can I correct this?
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 and you cannot change this. 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.
If you want to you can place a text widget at the top of your sidebar and include a brief message to let you readers know they need to click either the title or comment link.