After I activated Contact Form 7 to implement a form to allow visitors to sign up for an e-mail newsletter, the comments box on all posts disappeared and they all say comments and pings are closed. The allow comments is checked on the Settings Options for Discussion and I have even changed the Settings Options to allow comments to stay open for 365 days. Pings are allowed as they always have been. Nothing seems to help. The allow comments dialog when I create a new post is also missing even though the comments checkbox is checked in the page screen options.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Here is a link to the blog pages showing no comment box: http://www.thelandlawyers.com/blog/tax-gifting/
Here is the page with the new contact form: http://www.thelandlawyers.com/subscribe/