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[resolved] I would like visitors to be able to add comment(s) to the Blog Home page (15 posts)

  1. kidzkal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I definitely am a Blog newbie (very green). I would like to be able to have a visitor add a comment and then submit it. The comment would then be seen on the home Blog page, and other visitors would then be able to reply to it.

    At the present, I'm posting the comments because I can get into the admin site. Am I expecting too much from this Blog software?

    I was under the impression that this software is interactive which allows visitors to post comments and reply to them.

    I would appreciate any help that you can give me.

    Thanks,

    Michelle

  2. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Comments are associated with Posts. There is a link which will allow someone to add a comment. What is the link to your blog?

  3. kri
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The software DOES allow visitors to post comments by default, especially if you're using the default Kubrick theme. Have you played with the options at all? Go to Options and make sure that "Users must be registered and logged in to comment" isn't selected.

    If you're not using the Kubrick theme, what are you using?

    Would you mind showing us your page so that we can better see what's going on?

  4. kidzkal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,

    The link to my Blog is http://kidzkalendar.com/blog/

    If you can help me understand how a visitor to my blog site can add information onto the Home page, I would be greatly appreciative.

    Thanks,

    Michelle

  5. katie1
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Open Single.php and check if this is present:

    <?php comments_template(); ?>

    If not, insert it directly after the last two /div's but before:

    <?php endwhile; else: ?> which is located at the bottom of the file.

    Check output.

  6. kidzkal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, I went to Options and checked the box "Users must be registered and logged in to comment."

    Also, I'm sure I'm using the "Kubrick" theme. How would I find out?

    My link to my blog is "http://kidzkalendar.com/blog/

    I sure would appreciate any help that you can give me.

    Thanks,

    Michelle

  7. febwa1976
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    u are using the K theme. u need to go to admin and allow users to register themselves because u have set the settings to "only registered users can comment".

  8. kri
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, I went to Options and checked the box "Users must be registered and logged in to comment."

    I said make sure that option is NOT checked.

    You have comments enabled on your blog. At the bottom of each entry there is a link that says "# Comments" The # being the amount of comments that entry has. For example, your entry titled "Event" says "1 Comment" for its link.

    As soon as you remove the check beside "Users must be registered and logged in to comment." this will allow people to comment. When someone clicks on the "# Comments" link it will bring them to a form that they can fill out to comment. Again, you need to REMOVE the check beside the option "Users must be registered and logged in to comment." to allow people to comment WITHOUT being logged in.

  9. kidzkal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I went to "Presentation" then "Theme Editor" and clicked on the "Comments" link. Is this where you're asking me to go to open "Single.php"?

    Michelle

  10. kidzkal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you.

    What I would like on my Blog home page is the ability for visitors to be able to add information and post to the home page for other visitors to comment on. Can this be done?

    Michelle

  11. If you want them to be able to write a post in the blog, this is different than leaving a commnet. For other to do this, they have to register as a user. Then you have to bump up their userlevel so they can log in and write their own posts.

  12. febwa1976
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Everything you need is in the codex.

    Try this to start - it really is helpful

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels

  13. kidzkal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, I went back to the admin site and checked the option "Users must be registered and logged in to comment." Now, how do I "bump up their userlevel so they can log in and write their own posts"?

    I appreciate the help.

    Michelle

  14. kidzkal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I clicked on the "RSS feed for this thread" link and received "Page Not Found" Now where can I go?

    Michelle

  15. febwa1976
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

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