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Newbie question about users posting comments to blog posts (6 posts)

  1. mwrmwr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a WP site set up but am very new to blogs and blog posting. I've put a post on the blog page and when I view it there is no way to add a comment without first clicking on the title of the post to go to the separate page for that post. Do all users know this? Is there a way to make this more clear? My complete post appears on the blog page so there is no reason to click the title (except to post a comment).

    I've seen blogs with partial posts visible on the blog page, the post ending with something like "click here for more" which prompts the user to go to the separate page for that post (and be able to post a comment). How to I get that to partial post / "click here for more" to happen?

  2. abovegrnd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    open up your index.php in the editor:

    locate where the code says <? php the_content(); ?>

    replace it with <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

  3. abovegrnd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Alternatively:

    You can find <? php the_content(); ?>

    and then add <?php comments_template(); ?> to the end. Should allow users to comment immediately after.

  4. mwrmwr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hmm, I don't find that code (I'm using a template). My index.php loads a file which loads other files, but so far I can't find anything like <? php the_content(); ?> . It's too late now to pursue this so I'll take another look when I have time.

  5. geezerd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can't you just put the "More" link in after a few lines?

    That will put the "Read more >>" link at that point.

  6. mwrmwr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    >Can't you just put the "More" link in after a few lines?
    That will put the "Read more >>" link at that point.<

    The entire post is on the blog page, so "More" really wouldn't show more. But even if that weren't true, wouldn't that "More" link also appear in the post on the separate post page? Or possibly I don't understand what you mean; as I said, I'm a newbie.

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