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How to make comments work? (20 posts)

  1. paltenberg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This might seem stupid but I'm new to this. I finally got my blog set up but when I click on comments nothing happens. How is this supposed to work? I thought the default thing would be to click on "comments" and then you can post a comment?

    Thanks,
    ~peter

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Have you changed any code at all ? Anything ?

  3. paltenberg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, I deleted and added some links. Does that count?

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Link to your site ?
    You could have code missing from your template.
    You could have a file missing from the theme.

  5. paltenberg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, I deleted and added links to some categories. I wouldn't think this would matter. How would I go about finding out what code is needed. Or should I re-install the theme?

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Try it with the default theme or the classic theme.
    If it works, the theme was broken.

    If it does not, it's something wierd :)

  7. paltenberg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, Still doesn't work with default theme. So I guess it's something wierd? Can I fix something weird? Should I completely start from the beginning and re-install WordPress?

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    For comments to just not work, yes that's wierd.
    A reinstall is not needed.

    Delete everything inside the /themes directory. All of it.
    Upload new /themes files into it from a fresh download.

  9. paltenberg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Still doesn't work after uploading fresh themes. I guess I'll try a complete install, and then I guess I'll give up on blogs for a while if that doesn't work.

  10. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Before you give up, drop us a link here ?
    And then before you give up, drop me an email and I'll install it for you ?

    (You'll not get away you know .. might as well give in easily :) )

  11. paltenberg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, I completely wiped out the database and completely re-installed WP, just used the default theme and same thing happens. here's the link: http://ejlovetour.com/blog/. I'm pretty fried with this so thanks for your help.

    I'm not a programmer (I have only done very basic hacking JavaScript and some others) and there is just about zero wysiwyg editing for these themes. I would like to have a very simple blog that I could edit the sidebar to not have all these categories and links but I've already spent way to much time.

    Anyway, thanks very much for your help.

  12. AnotherConstable
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Have you changed the permalink structure through the options tab of the admin interface? It's possible that you have changed the structure but there is something wrong with the mod_rewrite on your server... ?

  13. jcraveiro
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The comments link of post #2 is pointing to:
    http://ejlovetour.com/blog/?p=2#comments
    It should produce the equivalent to:
    http://ejlovetour.com/blog/index.php?p=2#comments

    But I'm not sure if this is something to do with mod_rewrite.

  14. paltenberg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I didn't change anything with the permalink structure. I also made a new database and completely re-installed WP and still I get the same thing. If a complete re-install has the same results than I guess I'm screwed as far as WP goes?

  15. jcraveiro
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    On your blogs general options, try changing your Blog address (URI) to http://ejlovetour.com/blog/index.php

  16. paltenberg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, this almost works. It adds the "index.php" but with a "/" after it so I get "No input file specified." error. If I take out the "/" then I go to the right place. What now?

    Thanks.

  17. paltenberg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, one final call for help. I've talked to my service provider dozens of times, I've re-installed WP completely from scratch 3 times, I've tried changing the URI for the Blog address. Is there anything I can do to have a working blog with links that work? Does anyone know if MovableType or some other blog software works any better or easier? Any help? Please.

  18. lschiere
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have hit something very similar to this, but was able to track it down. I had been editing my permalink structure, and found that
    /%year%%monthnum%%day%-%hour%%minute%/%post_id%
    will work, ie the comments display, but
    /%year%%monthnum%%day%-%hour%%minute%
    does not, comments and entry edit times, as well as leave responce links and such do not work.

    my guess is that its silently failing because it thinks that the latter is not necessarily unique?

  19. Andrew Jacob Johnson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I had this exact problem, and this solution worked for me, and now it's all dandyfine-- but is there any fix that you could just keep the permalink structure with the date without specifying the postname or post id?

  20. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @sandwiches,
    I think the answer is not. If a blogger has the permalink set only to date, without the id or postname, what happens if s/he posts more than once a day? How would WP "know" which post to pull out from the database?

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