COMMENTS UNDER EACH POST on HOME PAGE

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  • #1241913

    dipumpkin
    Member

    Why am I not seeing the comment enabled under each post on the home page? I followed the instructions, comments are ON for all posts and pages, including the front page. And for ALL POSTS in DASH, I chked off all the titles, did the edit, apply, and ALLOWED comments and pings and UPDATED. STILL no dice.

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

    #1242103

    timethief
    Member

    I just left a test comment on your blog.

    timethief
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    April 24, 2013 at 4:09 am

    test comment
    Reply

    #1242104

    timethief
    Member

    Unless you use the P2 theme which is a Twitter-like theme, know that the front pages of our blogs “showcase content” and comments are collapsed on that page. 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.

    #1242118

    dipumpkin
    Member

    Thank you! I got word of the comment and approved it. But since there is NO COMMENT BOX AT ALL under that post ON THE HOME PAGE, there is NO COMMENT AT ALL there, and I have to go to RECENT POST to tap that post and view the comment of yours that came through.

    My readers must be able to comment, to see the blank box awaiting their two cents, under each post on the HOME PAGE.

    HELP.

    #1242120

    You have to go to the single post page in order to see any existing comments, or to make comments. Click either on the comment bubble to the right of the post title on the front page, or click on the post title. Underneath the post will be any comments that have been made on that post, and at the bottom will be the form where someone can enter comments.

    #1242121

    timethief
    Member

    Like I said above:

    By clicking the post title or the comments link the posts on the front page open on their own page where all comments display.

    #1242122

    dipumpkin
    Member

    I don’t need to present all the comments that come in. The point is there is no visible comment option unless you tap the title, which a lot of nonbloggers don’t know to have to do.

    My other blog aholisticjourney.wordpress.com presents the comment option under each post readily on the home page. Is this a P2 theme?

    #1242124

    timethief
    Member

    The point is exactly what I said above:

    Unless you use the P2 theme which is a Twitter-like theme, know that the front pages of our blogs “showcase content” and comments are collapsed on that page. 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.

    #1242126

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Comments appearing only on the single post view is the usual way blogs function.

    You can use the recent comments widgets in your sidebar so your readers will see that there are comments to read.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/recent-comments-widget/

    #1242127

    justpi
    Member

    To make things more obvious to visitors, you could switch to a different theme: most themes display a Comment link in full text instead of that faint bubble.

    #1242130

    timethief
    Member

    @dipumpkin
    My test comment is till in moderation. Please delete it.

    #1242144

    dipumpkin
    Member

    1tess and justpi are saying two different things about the usual way blogs function. Am confused. Someone please clarify.

    If I switch themes, will the likes and comments I’ve received by then transfer over? Thank you, all!! =)

    #1242145

    timethief
    Member

    You can switch themes without losing any content at all. However, that will not change the facts that I provided above re: comment display on the front page of the blog unless you use P2.

    Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes
    browse themes until you find one you like and click “activate”
    or type in the name of the theme you want to use and
    click the “activate” link when it appears

    After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.

    #1242148

    dipumpkin
    Member

    What is P2? I am totally new to blogosphere and its lingo and all things technical.

    #1242149

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    No, we are suggesting two different ways to make it clear to your readers that there are comments.
    I said that you could add a widget to highlight your latest comments.
    He said that you could change to another theme which displays the word “comments” on each post rather than displaying the pastel colored balloon which readers might not understand indicates “comments.”

    You can use the widget in any theme. You can switch themes without loosing content, likes, comments, etc. Switching themes is like changing your dress: it just looks different but it’s still you.
    To change themes:
    dashboard—>appearance—>themes
    browse and preview to find one you like
    —>activate

    #1242150

    timethief
    Member

    P2 is a Twitter like theme http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/p2/

    #1242151

    timethief
    Member

    @tess
    Too many cooks!

    #1242154

    dipumpkin
    Member

    Unless you use the P2 theme which is a Twitter-like theme, know that the front pages of our blogs “showcase content” and comments are collapsed on that page.

    Okay, I think this is the final ques. I don’t believe my other blog is a P2, then.

    aholisticjourney.wordpress.com

    But it presents the comment option in words “Leave a Comment.” So I take it there are other themes besides P2 that would provide this feature?

    #1242156

    timethief
    Member

    Yes.

    #1242158

    raincoaster
    Member

    Which feature? The Leave a Comment link? All of them except P2.

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