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[resolved] Comments closed - Help (10 posts)

  1. lisa_writes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I switched over to the Arras theme and now all but one of my posts have comments closed.

    I found an old thread here to fix the problem but nothing has worked.

    I turned off all plug ins - nothing
    I downloaded the Extended Comment Options plug in - nothing
    I restored my database - nothing

    I don't know how to add edit my database. I use GO Daddy and MySQL, could someone direct me how to edit that code in the other thread
    Help please! Thanks

  2. lisa_writes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok I found this site on MySQL
    http://www.lancelhoff.com/enable-or-disable-comments-on-all-posts-in-one-step

    It works but I'm getting an error

    Error

    SQL query:

    UPDATE posts p SET comment_status = 'open',
    ping_status = 'open' WHERE comment_status = 'closed'

    MySQL said: Documentation
    #1146 - Table 'alt1110210161100.posts' doesn't exist

    What now?
    Please help!

  3. prionkor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you tried switch over to your old theme? If the old theme have it all okey then problem on your new theme.

  4. lisa_writes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I switched back to the theme I had before and now they are closed on that theme as well. The only post that doesn't have the closed comments is the most recent post.

    This just happened for some reason.

  5. Josh (WP Edit)
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    First, check your main admin panel to make sure comments are not disabled site wide.

    Second, check each individual post/page to make sure you do not have comments disabled at the page/post level.

    If you do not see a "comments" or "discussion" section on the post/page editor screen.. then you need to click "Screen Options" in the upper right hand corner. Make sure "Comments" or "Discussion" is checked (I forget the exact name).

    Then, scroll down to make sure they are not disabled.

  6. lisa_writes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did that first. I didn't change anything from when I set the site up years ago.

    People have commented on the posts, they just suddenly closed, yesterday.

  7. Josh (WP Edit)
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is your url?

  8. lisa_writes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is most recent post and the comment box is fine here:
    http://news.altonbrownfans.com/not-as-seen-on-tv/

    But the others are all closed. THese are 2 that were open and had comments at one point:
    http://news.altonbrownfans.com/who-knew/
    http://news.altonbrownfans.com/alton-brown-at-nycwff-2012/

    From other posts on this problem I was able to find a place to tell my readers about the problem and let them know the comments being closed was not something I did.

    I noticed it yesterday, but I don't know how long there's been a problem. I know after I changed to Arras theme because the latter two posts were made while I was using it and the comments worked fine.

    Thanks for your help

  9. Look in your admin at Settings > Discussion. There's a checkbox there that will turn off comments on older posts after a certain number of days - any chance you may have set that and forgotten about it later?

  10. lisa_writes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That was it!!! Thank you!!!
    When I changed themes I must have either checked that box or it defaulted to it.
    Whatever it was, thanks!!

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