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  1. andymatic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Been perusing the support and wiki. I'd like to have comments for a post show up on the front page after the post - not just the comment count/link.

  2. andymatic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay I believe part of it involves using the <?php include("wp-comments.php") ?> to put the comments on the page - and I know that in the url if c=1 then it shows comments. How do I tell it to make c=1 when viewing the frontpage of the blog?

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't see how this is possible - though I could well be proved wrong.
    Head over to http://wordlog.com/ (no permalinks there)
    If you hover the title of the most recent post, you see this:
    http://wordlog.com/index.php?p=74
    and if you hover the comments link:
    http://wordlog.com/index.php?p=74#comments
    So any sort of redirect would only go to that post. Adding another post would mean changing a redirect.
    Like I said though, I might be wrong.

  4. andymatic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks! So far I figured out that adding $withcomments="1" at the top of index.php does it - though not sure how that's going to affect other views of the blog (category, individual, etc) - plus, I have to figure out how to not show the comments form.

  5. andymatic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm thinking of creating a second comments routine called wp-comments-no-form.php to output comments but without the form. But how do I only show this on the front index page?
    How does WordPress know what kind of page it is showing? (front page, individual post, category, date-based archive... etc.)

  6. andymatic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Been digging around in the variables of index.php. Seems like one way to tell that I'm showing the index/frontpage is to see if [REQUEST_URI] is equal to [SCRIPT_NAME] - does that make sense?

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i don't seem to be able to get this to work. i want to have the comments and comment form load onto my index.php file.
    if (empty($_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'])) {
    echo "YOU'RE VIEWING THE INDEX!";
    } else {
    echo "NOPE!";
    }
    where precisely am i supposed to put that?
    and i assume i put this -
    <?php
    if (empty($_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'])) { // Query string empty?
    $withcomments="1"; // Show comments regardless.
    }
    ?>
    where the usual comments link would go.
    help anyone?
    thanks!

  8. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    bump!

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well, i have found the solution for my own needs.
    just in case someone else wants the same, and doesn't understand these instructions, i'll tell you what i did!
    i want the comments and comments form to load on my index page.
    so i made the first few lines of php on the page read thus:
    <?php
    /* Don't remove this line. */
    require('./wp-blog-header.php');
    $withcomments="1";
    ?>
    simple. :)
    that is what "at the top of index.php" means in case you are as un-nerdy as i.

  10. cmacnaug
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I had the same problem with WP 1.2.2. I modified my
    wp-includes/template-functions-comment.php file as follows. This shows only the comments without the whole post form. I don't know PHP so make sure you back up this file before attempting.!

    I changed the function: comments_popup_link. This is the function that shows the Comments(0) link. I modified it to show the same stuff that is shown on the Comment editing page. The only drawback is that a lot of stylesheets out there will show the comments left aligned so you may need to update your stylesheets. You can check it out on http://nicksrecovery.com/index.php?m=20050125

    To do it:

    Step 1.
    First edit line 61 from:
    global $comment_count_cache, $single;

    to:
    global $comment_count_cache, $single, $comment;

    2.
    This should be placed at the end of the function comments_popup_link (around line 99) just before the closing bracket.

    if($number > 0)
    {
    $comments = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $tablecomments WHERE comment_post_ID = "$id" AND comment_approved = "1" ORDER BY comment_date");
    if ($comments)
    {
    //echo "<h3> Comments:</h3>";
    echo "<ol id="commentlist">";
    foreach ($comments as $comment)
    {
    echo "<li id="comment">";

    comment_text();

    echo "<cite>";
    comment_type();
    echo " by ";
    comment_author_link();
    comment_date();
    echo " @ <a href="#comment-";
    comment_ID();
    echo"">";
    comment_time();
    echo "</a>";
    edit_comment_link(__("Edit This"), " |");
    echo "</cite>";

    echo "</li>
    ";
    }
    echo "</ol>
    ";
    }
    }

  11. nihir
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Maybe I'm stupid, but a simple answer to have WordPress 1.5 Show Comments (and optionally) with no Comment Form on the Front Page (index.php) has been extremely difficult to find. I think a lot of the problems have stemmed from some solutions not specifying the versions of WordPress they were using.

    My solution uses a very simple solution:

    STEP ONE:

    Download this file.
    Upload it to your plugins directory (/wp-content/plugins/)
    Log in to the admin section of WordPress and click on the Plugins section and "Activate" the Plugin.

    http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/tools/wordpress/mw_comments_trackbacks.html

    **IF YOU WANT THE COMMENT FORM TO APPEAR DON'T DO STEP TWO**
    STEP TWO:

    Save the following code as a new .php file called: "comments-no-form.php"

    How do you do this?
    1. Open up Notepad
    2. Copy and Paste all the code into Notepad
    3. Save As "comments-no-form.php"

    Upload this new file to your current theme's directory
    (/wp-content/YOURTHEME/)

    **START OF CODE BELOW THIS LINE**
    <?php // Do not delete these lines
    if ('comments-no-form.php' == basename($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']))
    die ('Please do not load this page directly. Thanks!');

    if (!empty($post->post_password)) { // if there's a password
    if ($_COOKIE['wp-postpass_' . COOKIEHASH] != $post->post_password) { // and it doesn't match the cookie
    ?>

    <p class="nocomments">This post is password protected. Enter the password to view comments.

    <?php
    return;
    }
    }

    /* This variable is for alternating comment background */
    $oddcomment = 'alt';
    ?>

    <!-- You can start editing here. -->

    <?php if ($comments) : ?>
    <h3 id="comments"><?php comments_number('No Responses', 'One Response', '% Responses' );?> to “<?php the_title(); ?>”</h3>

    <ol class="commentlist">

    <?php foreach ($comments as $comment) : ?>

    <li class="<?php echo $oddcomment; ?>" id="comment-<?php comment_ID() ?>">
    <cite><?php comment_author_link() ?></cite> Says:
    <?php if ($comment->comment_approved == '0') : ?>
    <em>Due to underwhelming spam, your comment is awaiting moderation.</em>
    <?php endif; ?>

    <small class="commentmetadata"><a>" title=""><?php comment_date('F jS, Y') ?> at <?php comment_time() ?></a> <?php edit_comment_link('e','',''); ?></small>

    <?php comment_text() ?>

    <?php /* Changes every other comment to a different class */
    if ('alt' == $oddcomment) $oddcomment = '';
    else $oddcomment = 'alt';
    ?>

    <?php endforeach; /* end for each comment */ ?>

    <?php if(is_wpuser_comment() != 0) {echo "I'm a CTT Member. Are you one? Sign up on the right. ";} //official comments addition ?>

    <?php else : // this is displayed if there are no comments so far ?>

    <?php if ('open' == $post->comment_status) : ?>
    <!-- If comments are open, but there are no comments. -->

    <?php else : // comments are closed ?>
    <!-- If comments are closed. -->
    <p class="nocomments">Sorry, you're too late. If you were here earlier, you could have posted a comment, but you weren't, so you can't.

    <?php endif; ?>
    <?php endif; // if you delete this the sky will fall on your head ?>

    **LAST LINE OF CODE IS ABOVE THIS LINE**

    STEP THREE:

    This is the last step. Find this code or the closest thing to it, using Notepad, in your theme's index.php file
    (/wp-content/YOUR THEME/):

    **FIRST LINE OF CODE BELOW THIS LINE**
    <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <?php the_category(', ') ?> <strong>|</strong> <?php edit_post_link('Edit','','<strong>|</strong>'); ?> <?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?>
    **LAST LINE OF CODE ABOVE THIS LINE**

    Underneath the above code and before the </div> enter the following code:

    **FIRST LINE OF CODE BELOW THIS LINE**

    <?php $comments = mw_comments(); include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/comments-no-form.php'); // Display comments
    ?>

    **LAST LINE OF CODE ABOVE THIS LINE**

    **IF YOU WANT THE COMMENT FORM TO APPEAR CHANGE THE ABOVE FROM:
    comments-no-form.php
    TO
    comments.php

    Save this file and upload it back exactly where you found it.

    I know that looks hard, but I promise you, it's very, very, very simple. Because of the limited options on formatting this page, I tried to make this as easy to read as possible. I'm sorry if it's difficult to understand. If you have any questions, feel free to email me - My email address is my username A T myrealbox D O T com (obviously replace at with the @ symbol and DOT with .)

  12. RustySmith
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nihir:
    Fantastic tutorial! I am new to WordPress, and know just enough to really wreck a web page. Your clear response has been a big help, works like a charm, and taught me quite a bit in just a few minutes a lot more about how WordPress works. Thanks again - I hope I soon learn enough to be so helpful to others!

  13. courtneyelizabeth
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    so what's the procedure for WP 2.0?

  14. izahn
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The procedure for WP 2 is exactly the same. Thanks for a great tutorial nihir, it really helped me out.

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