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[resolved] no place to add comments to posts (26 posts)

  1. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    On my blog, there is no place to add comments. At the bottom of each post there are links that say, "posted in" and then the category, and then "edit' and then "no comments"

    What do I need to do to enable comments. I've checked okay for comments in the admin area.

    thanks
    Karen

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Look in your theme's folder to make sure you have a comments.php file. If you don't, you can copy the one from the default theme to use.

  3. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This is what it says in the comment folder (all greek to me):

    [moderated - long code removed]

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There is no comment folder - just a file called comments.php.

    (Don't post long code here, please!
    It is difficult to read and nobody really bothers to take a look at it. You can use http://pastebin.com or similar services - and post back with the URI.
    For posting small code snippets, please read carefully the instructions here below the text input area: the "backticks" usually are located on top-left of your keyboard, where ~ [tilde] is.)

  5. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If it helps to know, I'm using the default theme provided.

  6. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very sorry. Won't make that mistake again.

  7. What happens when you click on "No Comments"?

    Ah. Found the link in your profile.

    Interesting - clicking on the Comments link diverts to your site's homepage. I think the problem may be that you appear to have an index.html file in the root of your site as well as WordPress's index.php, which is going to cause lots of problems like this.

    You'll need to either move WordPress into a folder, or lose that index.html file.

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    karensh1,
    if it is the website in youir profile
    http://www.karenshanley.com/
    it will never work until you have an index.html and an index.php in the same (root) folder.

  9. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks guys, I'll see if I can figure out how to do this.

  10. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, what I found is that I do have both the index html and php in my public_html folder. Does this need to exist somewhere else as well?

  11. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, they should NOT exist in the same folder. Ever.

  12. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The WP folders are in the public_html folder. The WP folders are: wp-admin, wp-content, wp-includes. As I mentioned, the public_html folder also has an index.html file and an index.php file.

    The wp-admin has an index.php file, but no index.html file. The wp-content folder has plug-ing and theme subfolders and an index.php file. That theme subfolder has the default theme and an index.php file and a comments.php file.

    Pastebin hasn't offered any help.

    Hoping this additional info holds a key to solving this.

    thanks

  13. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    to moshu--if they shouldn't exist in the same file, what do I do. Can either be safely deleted? If so, which one goes?

  14. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Pastebin WON'T "offer any help". It's simply a "dump site" for holding large amounts of code for people to look over.

  15. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Less posting and more reading is always beneficial :)

    Forget the WP folders - they are OK as they are (with or without index).
    Your main problem is that you have 2 (TWO) index files in the same folder - as it was told you several times above.
    You either remove the index.html from your root folder (a.k.a. public_html) OR you move the WHOLE WP installation (including its folders and almost 20 files!) into a subfolder of the public_html.

  16. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please bear with me. Truly, you might as well be speaking greek to me with this stuff. And I'm nervous that a wrong move in the ftp manger will just cause a host of other headaches. The wp folders ARE currently subfolders of the public_html. To make sure I understand, are you saying that they should't exist as separate folders and files but all be moved into one folder?

  17. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Don't be nervous and don't do anything until you understand perfectly what we are saying.
    Ask as many times as you need to be sure you got it.
    (Sometimes we might see impatient, especially when what was said is not digested before posting back... but we don't bite. At least, not often, LOL)

    That said, let's get back to the issue.
    Let's take one step at a time.
    Question #1. Do you want to keep the existing index.html file as your site's main page?
    Yes or no?

  18. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You guys must have the patience of a saint! And I'm really only a numb-nut when it comes to this stuff. Otherwise, I'm a fairly intelligent person.

    Yes, I'd like to keep the existing index.html file as my site's main page.

  19. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Moshu, I tried creating a new subfolder "wp" to put all the WP subfolders and files into. That worked. And I've copied the 3 wp subfolders into it. There are 17 wp-files that I can move. I'll copy those too and still leave everything as it is and not delete anything until I hear back from you to make sure this is what you suggested.

  20. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Good.
    Then we go to the next step.
    It means you will have to move the WHOLE WordPress installation into a subfolder of your site. Let's say, you create a subfolder in the public_html (I'll call it "the root" - it's shorter) called "blog".
    After that the whole WP stuff, including the files and folders should be moved there. Unfortunately, there are some additional steps, too, which will complicate nicely your life :)

    I've given the same instructions to this user:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/82285?replies=6
    see if it helps.

    If completely confused - contact me: my name here at transycan [dot] net and I can move it for you.

  21. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    karen, at this point, if I were you I'd take moshu up on his offer. He's VERY good at this, is one of the "trusted" individuals here.

    Far far easier on your nerves to let him handle the details, get it running, and then tell you what he did.

  22. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh my god, I'm now just a quivering puddle on the floor after reading that. :) Yes, please, I'll contact you by email.
    Thank you, thank you.

  23. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There you go.... now, go have a glass of whatever libation you take as a "calmative", and moshu will fix it.

  24. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Vkaryl, Thanks for your suggestion. That sounds like a smashing idea to me! :)

  25. CricketPond
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh yay, oh yay, oh yay. Going for a glass of wine after an all-day wrestle with trying to figure this out on my own first.

  26. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Heh. I'm a FIRM believer in having that "calmative" while letting someone else do the hard work! [Maybe an exaggeration, but you've been a trooper about this, helpful when you know the answers to the questions, calm, not antagonistic. So we'll let moshu fix it, and then you'll be on your way!]

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