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[resolved] Can't use comments on pages? (9 posts)

  1. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    I just did a fresh WP install and the only plugin I've activated is Akismet.

    Is it normal NOT to have comments on pages (About, for example) even though comments are enabled? Is there a "workaround"?

    I'm using the default theme and single.php is there.

    Funny, I'm also using B2Evolution and it does have the comment box in static pages.

    Thanks,
    Gene

  2. boober
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    should be there. are comments checked in the discussion box on that pages edit screen? in the right hand column?

    a link to your site may help us help you

  3. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, comments are allowed.

    Click here to go to the blog

    Thanks,
    Gene

  4. boober
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    its that theme, comments on pages arent included.

  5. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK, I'll switch themes and keep you posted.

    Strange that this being the default theme, a user could access all the bells and whistles.

    Thanks,
    Gene

  6. boober
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I may be wrong, but i think in earlier versions of wordpress, comments werent allowed on pages. maybe the default theme just never got changed to include it.

  7. MikeCherim
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Comments on "Pages" aren't typical but would be accommodated on the theme level. But I must ask, why would you want to allow comments of your about page? It's not typical because it would be a strange practice (IMO).

    Mike

  8. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    All right, works well in the WP classic theme. I like the simple looks of it and was wondering if I could make it into a fixed width (800px) page.

    Comments on pages are useful for a few things; personal ads, comments and/or on a particular subject (in a page, not a post), etc.

    Is there code which can be inserted in any theme which would allow for comments?

    Cheers,
    Gene

  9. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Problem solved, only had to insert the <?php comments_template(); ?> function in my single.php file.

    Other thread wih solution

    Thanks
    Gene

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