This has had me scratching my head for the last day or so.
On my website, I have a custom post type (a location) and I wanted to add user reviews to these posts.
So, I thought I'd simply enable comments by adding "comments" into the array of enabled features for my custom post type.
But, only new posts I create after enabling comments have the comments enabled.
I've gone into some of the old posts, manually ticked the "comments enabled" boxes, but they still don't show.
I even modified the template briefly to show the comment box anyway, but when submitting, WordPress gives me a big "comments are not enabled" message.
I've gone into the postmeta tables and had a look at the data, the comment_status field is clearly set to "open".
Anyone got any idea why this is happening?