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[resolved] Making the "Leave A Comment" Link Stand out (9 posts)

  1. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am not getting as many comments as I would like on my site, I am getting traffic though, so I think it might be that the "No Comments" link, which is click to actually leave a comment, does not stand out like it should..

    How can I creat my own picture, or how can I make that stand out more, maybe make a button, or something of the sort.

    I think this will help.

    If you have any ideas for me, please let me know, or if there is a page that has a cool comment button, please post, and maybe some directions for a noob.

    Thanks!

  2. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    <bump> Something like the buttons for comments on perezhilton.com.

    Look at my site, sternshowclips.com, the comment thing is almost unnoticeable.

  3. jrawle
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This is simply a question of the theme you are using. Try a different theme, or edit the one you are using.

    If you still want advice, you could try posting on the "themes" board.

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    In your theme, you'll find some code similar to this:

    comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »');

    Change those texts and you'll change the text displayed for 0,1, and multiple comments. If you want to make those into IMGs, that's perfectly okay too, although the multiple comments would be tricky (the "%" sign gets replaced with the number of comments).

  5. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey Otto, thanks for the help, I found the code, now...

    If I make an IMG button, where do I upload it....what does the code look like, what do I take out, and what do I put in.

    Mine looks like this:

    <?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »')

    And lets use an Img named 'CommentButton' for example.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Put the image wherever you like. Then link to it. Do you know how to do IMG tags? Do you know HTML?

    For example:
    comments_popup_link('<img src="http://example.com/blog/wp-content/NoComments.jpg" />', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »');

    Or whatever.

  7. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, I got the picture, linked to the comment page, thanks for the help with the code... I am not very familiar with IMG tags and html, I am new to this.

    Now that I have the picture in the spot where it needs to be....is it possible to have the number of comments next to the picture in parentheses....such as:

    Comment.jpg (2)
    or
    Comment.jpg (0)

    Something like that...

  8. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Like I said above, the "%" in the multiple comments string will be replaced by the actual number of comments. The zero and one comment strings will not get this same treatment.

  9. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks, got it!

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