Unable to get Comments Prompt to Appear at the end of a Post

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  • #1121924

    oneoldsage
    Member

    Having the comments I can’t get the comments prompt to appear at the end of my posts. A small “Comments” appears in the Tags section and that’s it.

    The blog I need help with is oneoldsage.com.

    #1122048

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    I assume you mean you can’t get the comments to appear on the homepage of your site?

    With one exception (the P2 theme), themes on WordPress.com only show a link to the commenting section on the homepage. A visitor to your site has to click on the post title or comment link to get to the single post view and see the comments.

    Some themes are definitely better at differentiating the link to the comments than the theme you are using, Adventure Journal, which indeed lumps the link to the comments together with the categories and tags. Perhaps you might want to explore using a different theme?

    #1122049

    oneoldsage
    Member

    No the comments appear but my visitors can’t find the “Comments” prompt and post box. The only way they know that comments are open is if they stumble on the very small “Comments” in the tags section. If you go to the site you should see what I mean.
    Thanks

    #1122050

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    I went to your site before I replied and saw what you meant. :) It’s the theme you’ve chosen.

    Some themes are definitely better at differentiating the link to the comments than the theme you are using, Adventure Journal, which indeed lumps the link to the comments together with the categories and tags. Perhaps you might want to explore using a different theme?

    #1122051

    oneoldsage
    Member

    Any suggestions? :)

    #1122052

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    If you don’t want to consider changing your theme, as I’ve suggested above

    “Perhaps you might want to explore using a different theme?”

    , you could add your own link to the comments at the end of your posts.

    It would be the full URL of your post plus
    #comments

    #1122054

    oneoldsage
    Member

    I’m still a neophyte at this so pardon my stupid question but I thought that hash tags only worked for Twitter. What will the hash tag do in this case? BTW, I appreciate your assistance.

    #1122056

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    In this case it’s not a twitter hashtag, but a page jump. When it’s used in the link I mentioned above, http://oneoldsage.com/2013/01/09/things-we-dont-learn-no-matter-how-old-we-get/#comments it brings your readers directly to the comments section in the single post. You can read more about “page jumps” here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/page-jumps/

    You’re welcome. As it happens, I saw your “gripe” on twitter earlier. :D

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