"recent comments" widget no longer showing comments on pages

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  • #1680410

    bargainwhine
    Member

    The comments from myself and by co-admin Lim13, on the pages “What’s New?” and “Guest Contributions,” are not showing up in the “Recent Comments” widget. (My test comment on a home-page post did show up there.)

    Also, my most recent comment on “What’s New?” also did not show up in the “Your Stuff” area of the Dashboard.

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

    #1680487

    bargainwhine
    Member

    Using the “Twenty Twelve” theme.

    #1680504

    raincoaster
    Member

    The sidebar is cached and can take up to half an hour to update. Do the comments appear on the blog posts as you expect?

    #1680526

    bargainwhine
    Member

    Hi raincoster. Thanks for your help. The comments appear on the blog posts as expected. They just do not make the list on the Recent Comments widget, and sometimes not in the “Your Stuff” section of the Dashboard.

    For example, this comment from 6:51pm yesterday:
    http://grossoutwine.wordpress.com/coming-soon/#comment-15842

    and this comment from 9:23pm yesterday:
    http://grossoutwine.wordpress.com/gc3/#comment-15846

    The Recent Comments widget is set to list the 15 most recent comments, but shows only a smaller number, so it seems likely that the widget is correctly counting out the 15 most recent comments, but showing only comments to the posts on the home page. (The comments I linked above are on secondary pages.)

    #1680547

    bargainwhine
    Member

    Hello to anyone. Is someone trying to fix this problem? It’s causing problems on my blog as (1) comments are not easily visible for people to see and (2) readers are trying to compensate by leaving appropriate comments in inappropriate places. Thank you!

    #1680605

    bargainwhine
    Member

    Hello! It has been another couple days now. Is anyone trying to fix this problem? Still waiting….

    #1680617

    bargainwhine
    Member

    So… it’s been a whole week now! I still have no idea if anyone is even addressing this problem, and it certainly hasn’t been fixed. If I’m wrong about this, please let me know, but my impression is that this should be a quick and easy bug fix for a knowledgeable programmer. Did someone buy out WordPress and decide that user support programmers were a luxury?

    #1680621

    Hi there!

    Sorry for the delay! It looks like your Recent Comments widget is working correctly now. Are you still seeing issues?

    #1680626

    bargainwhine
    Member

    Hi shawnajroberts! Thank you for replying. Yes, the problem is fixed now. I did not notice that the possible settings on the widget had changed so I could now choose between listing comments on Posts (what I was calling the “main page”) and Pages (“secondary pages”). Sorry for getting cranky above.

    #1680627

    I’m so glad you figured it out! I know it can be really frustrating when things change like this.

    Let me know if I can help you with anything else! :)

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