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All "Comments are closed" why? (19 posts)

  1. Ranney
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am using Atahualpa and when I went on line tonight I noticed that every entry shows "Comments are closed." and I am actually unable to make comments.

    Comments is enabled on the posts and in the set up - what happened and how do I fix it

  2. Rafa Poveda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello there.

    What have you done before it happened?
    Maybe they are deactivated in database. If you want to activate them you must do in your database:

    UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status = REPLACE (comment_status, 'closed', 'open') WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'post';

    It will open closed comments in posts.

  3. Rafa Poveda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    P.S.: Make a DB backup before touching it!!!! :)

  4. Ranney
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I did the upgrade at some point but thought it was working after that
    How do I do a DB backup?

  5. Rafa Poveda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Two easy ways

    1. Go to your PHPMyAdmin and export the database.

    2. Use WP-DB-Backup plugin :)

  6. Ranney
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    is that under theme options?

  7. Rafa Poveda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nopes. PHPMyAdmin must be in your server (or any way to make a database backup, don't know where it is in cPanel).

    WP-DB-Backup plugin can be installed in Plugins in your WP admin. And you can make a backup from Tools -> DB Backup.

  8. Ranney
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK now I have a backup

  9. Ranney
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Now where do I find the post to activate comments

  10. Rafa Poveda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It must be done in your database. If you have not access to it to execute the SQL code in #2, you must ask your site administrator to do it.

  11. Ranney
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am the administrator but not sure where to access the data base is that through c-panel?

  12. fotoman311
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had this very same problem. I solved it by upgrading to Atahualpa 3.4.4, the most recent version.

    http://wordpress.bytesforall.com/?p=81

    The instructions for upgrading in the last post in this thread, http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=3378 , are pretty straightforward. Since all of the Atahualpa settings are stored in the database, they should automatically carry over to the new version.

    I was using 3.2, because I'd had issues with 3.3.2. So far, 3.4.4 seems to work okay for me, but I haven't had time to really discover any problems if they do exist.

  13. Ranney
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have 2.9

  14. Ranney
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a fair amount of photos would that have anything to do with the problem?

  15. Ranney
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Won't the error fransfer into the upgrade? The backup file has ther error in it.

  16. flurrycat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any updates on this? I'm having the same issue. I upgraded to 2.9, then tried out the option to have comments close after a certain number of days passed. After I removed the option I noticed that none of my posts, even new ones, would allow comments, and that in browsers other than FF a number of comments appeared that didn't relate to a given post. I tried to restore to a backup and that did not resolve the issue.

    ETA: All my comments already say "open" in the database, and other themes are working fine. This appears to be a theme issue.

  17. petersejersen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any solution yet? I have the same problem.

  18. pabile
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    for most of you, this might work: http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=5031&page=2

    unfortunately, i am hcreating my own custom theme and i could not find it work for me. anyways, my problem is almost the same; Comments are closed. even though they are not.

    i tried activating kubrick and the comments showed and things seemed to work well. but when i start activating my custom theme, comments are gone and it displays Comments are closed.. i could not find where i went wrong.

    plugin installed: Under Construction; akismet; Fast and Secure Contact Form; jQuery Lightbox. i tried disabling it but still no do

    i hope you guys will be able to find a fix and post it here.

    thanks!

  19. hmfwic
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I noticed this problem too. Seems mostly with older posts. But the fix that biOxid suggested seemed to fix it in about .7 seconds.

    Thanks.

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