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[resolved] Comment Form is not working (5 posts)

  1. neczy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey guys,

    I'm working on a new design and I'm just getting back into WordPress. I'm running version 1.5.1.2 and here is my dilemma. I want to move the comment form into a right hand column, so I copied all of the necessary code into my sidebar.php and it looks okay, but when I go and try to send a comment in I just get a white page. The relevent link is here: http://www.neczy.com/wordpress. If anyone could help me out I'd be most appreciative.

    Thanks.

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    This shows up in the source when looking at the comment form in the sidebar:

    <input type="hidden" name="comment_post_ID" value="" />

    Note the empty value (which means you're commenting to post # NULL). What does this portion of your "copied" code look like?

  3. neczy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hm, yeah I didn't notice that before. Here is the code I have in the sidebar.php concerning that... <input type="hidden" name="comment_post_ID" value="<?php echo $id; ?>" /> It looks like it isn't echoing the $id though, because of the lack of value being thrown in. Any ideas?

  4. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Try changing it to:

    <?php echo $post->ID; ?>

    Assuming the $post array is still *available* when the comment form code is run off the sidebar, this should work.

  5. neczy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sweet, I fixed it. After realizing that all that field was for was telling the comment form where to send it, I used <?php the_ID(); ?> to fill that value in, instead of <?php echo $id; ?>. That seemed to do the trick. Thanks for your help, without your observation I wouldn't have ever thought of that solution!

    Thanks again, WordPress seems to get better and better each day.

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