Hello. I am new with WordPress and am helping my friend setup a blog site. The trouble I found yesterday was that no one can leave comments on his blog posts, but it is possible to post replies on any other (non-blog) pages. Admin setting is set so that anyone can post. To check to see whether the setting is correctly setup, I list below the setting on Admin>> Settings>> Discussions>>
Default article settings
[x] Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article.
[x] Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)
[x] Allow people to post comments on new articles
Other comment settings
[ ] Other comment settings Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
[ ] Users must be registered and logged in to comment
[ ] Automatically close comments on articles older than XX days
[x] Enable threaded (nested) comments X levels deep
[ ] Break comments into pages with top level comments per page and the page displayed by default
Comments should be displayed with the comments at the top of each page
E-mail me whenever
[x] Anyone posts a comment
[x] A comment is held for moderation
Before a comment appears
[ ] An administrator must always approve the comment
[x] Comment author must have a previously approved comment
I would sincerely appreciate any advice on how to troubleshoot this issue.
Thanks in advance...