It seems that the site does not offer an option for visitors to view the comments from the homepage, but rather the comments link brings them to the post, wherein the comments are visible. Is there anyway around this?
I’m sorry but the answer is “no” 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. 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 below the posts.
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.