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How do I change my method of posting? (19 posts)

  1. gusdogg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    On my page http://www.dontyouhatewhen.com in order for someone to post they have to sign in with a username and password then they can submit a post. I want something easier such as this local school St. Francis de Sales. This is a blog site that uses WordPress as well and if you see at the bottom the text box is already there to submit a post. Is it something in my settings? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    that is just a comment form on that site
    the index.php has been modified to show comment form on front page
    you don't have to register if you set it up that way
    admin - settings - discussion

  3. gusdogg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm sorry but I don't see any options like that in the admin - settings - discussion section.

  4. Look for Comment author must fill out name and e-mail

  5. gusdogg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay that was checked but is now unchecked.....but still looks the same.

  6. It may, but they don't have to fill those in now. Try posting without putting info in there :)

    If you want to remove it from sight, edit your theme's comments.php

  7. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    if you click on "no comments" you are taken to your comment form here
    http://dontyouhatewhen.com/?p=228#respond

    This means your theme is only set up for comments on the single.php (single post view) - this is typical behavior.

    If you want the comment form to show up after every post on front page, you will nedd to modify your theme's index.php.
    You will need to add this line:
    <?php comments_template(); ?>
    right after the code for the_content loop

  8. gusdogg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    After this code?

    <?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry »'); ?>

  9. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    yes somewhere after that - you may have to experiment some

    just back up the file and you'll be fine

  10. gusdogg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nope, I couldn't get it to work! Hahaha, man this sucks. Sounds like my personal "don't you hate when".

  11. gusdogg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any other ideas fellas?

  12. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    not really since that should work

  13. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I think there's a variable you need to set to allow comments on areas they wouldn't usually be..

    Something like..

    $withcomments = 1;

    I'm sure i remember it being mentioned on a codex page, but can't for the life of me remember specifically which one..

  14. gusdogg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't have anything that says "with comment", but I do have this in there:

    <?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?></p>

    Is that it maybe?

  15. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    <?php $withcomments = true; comments_template(); ?>

    or

    <?php $withcomments = 1; comments_template(); ?>

    Same as sam suggested, just a small addition..

  16. gusdogg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    First of all I would like to say thank you all those that have helped. I'm new to all this so I appreciate any help I can get. t31os_, that worked and it put a reply box under EVERY post. Is there a way to just put ONE box and have them to go in as a POST instead of a COMMENT?

    Again any information would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks

  17. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You'll need to explain the question a little more.. (please).

    Each post has a unique ID, so a comments form is required for each post on the page, which is .. of course generated uniquely related to the given post.

    If your question is whether you can use 1 form but for all posts, the short answer is no, because each post has a differing set of values generated to relate the comments form with the post.

  18. gusdogg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you t31os_, what I'm trying to do (and I'm not even sure I can do it) is have a section where people can leave their own posts WITHOUT having to register for a username/password. For example, on my hompage I would want something that would say the following:

    Name [ ]

    [ "Type in your "Don't You Hate When" ]

    Submit

    Then it can come to to me just for approval.

    I hope I made sense. If not this local school (http://stfrancisriverside.org/blog/) has something similar to what I'm looking for. But I would want mine going in as a post, not a comment.

  19. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not used it myself but I've heard that the TDO Mini Forms plugin can be very useful for this sort of thing.

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