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Why is my comments closed in all posts - open in all pages...!?? (45 posts)

  1. skakig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hiii
    i have had the same problem
    after too many trials i did what is said here
    it works well check this
    http://www.lancelhoff.com/enable-or-disable-comments-on-all-posts-in-one-step/

    all u need is to excecute 2 sql query in your database
    UPDATE posts p SET comment_status = 'closed', ping_status = 'closed' WHERE comment_status = 'open';

    and this
    UPDATE posts p SET comment_status = 'open', ping_status = 'open' WHERE comment_status = 'closed';

    read the link 4 more detailed info

    good luck :)))

    This worked perfectly for me - thanks guys! )

  2. linusinutah
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes, it works fine, but only provides symptomatic relief until the problem recurs. It has happened to me twice now. Some sort of concerted effort should be made to find out why this occurs. Does anyone know the process of getting that to happen in this community?

  3. hmfwic
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I check my 'discussion' tab on a daily basis for the recurring problem. It just recurred today.

    Running the SQL command fixes it, but only until the next time.

    UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status = REPLACE (comment_status, 'closed', 'open') WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'post';

    If anyone knows why it occurs, they're sure keeping it a secret.

  4. linusinutah
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have reported this a a bug on WordPress Trac as Issue #16770

  5. linusinutah
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Has anyone had this problem "occur" when all plug-ins were removed? That would be that you fixed the database, and reset the Options with the plug-ins removed, and then at some later point (plug-ins still gone), the problem happened again?

  6. linusinutah
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had the following plug-ins active when the problem occurred... any of them used by the rest of you?
    AdSense Integrator
    Advanced Excerpt
    Akismet
    Amikelive Google Adsense Widget
    Better Delete Revision
    Excerpt Editor
    Login Logo
    Share and Follow
    Subscribe to Comments Reloaded
    Top 10
    Twitter Goodie
    Widget Entries
    WordPress.com Stats
    WordPress SEO
    WP-UserOnline

  7. AlisonMooreSmith
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, I have.

    As for plugins from you list that have been in use other times:

    Akismet

  8. rjhayton
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, it happened again. Even with this plugin in place: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/extended-comment-options/

    The plugin told me that all comments are turned on. But I had to disable it then reenable it and batch turn them all on again. At least I didn't have to manually do all of that. So the plugin helps.

    I've tried every which way and still every 2-4 weeks this keeps happening.

  9. Sara H
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, your discussion did help me, even if my problem isn't quite the same. I unchecked the boxes for visitor must register or leave name and email to comment, and any others I thought might inhibit the comments. Two of my blog posts previously had comments off at the bottom. One had leave a comment, but when you click on it, nothing happens. Now the other two have the same thing: Leave a comment, but when you click on the link, nothing happens. I have the twenty ten theme, and I have enabled allow comments on all blog posts.
    My page is http://www.thedailyherb.com
    If this link is weird, just click on whatever blue comes up, as I don't yet have the linking function mastered yet.
    Sorry

  10. Drawer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There are 2 or 3 other threads on this problem which seems to recur randomly ever 2 to 4 weeks. Now I have to check my blogs constantly for it.

    Just to let everyone know they're not alone: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/comments-closed-on-all-posts-over-6-days-old-on-two-blogs?replies=66

    Linus, the only plugin I have in common w/you is Akismet. Does anyone here use the server Ipower?

  11. prstark
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, I also use ipower. In my case, comments are arbitrarily closed after what appears to be exactly 4 months. So, no one can comment on blog posts I made prior to December 11, 2010, even though I've checked "Automatically close comments on articles older than '730' days" in Settings>Discussion.

  12. partisanentity
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello, I have this problem too, at what appear to be random intervals, my comments on all posts get turned off, and the following setting suddenly become enabled (even thought I have it turned off):

    "Users must be registered and logged in to comment"

    I routinely have to log in to bulk-edit all my published posts to turn commenting back on again. It is extremely frustrating.

    Interestingly enough I too am an ipower customer. But this can't possibly be related to the webhost? Why would it be? I installed WordPress manually from the beginning.

  13. pinkbeats
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've already posted on the thread that Drawer mentions above, this happened for the second time to my blog at some point at the beginning of May. I can pinpoint the approximate time due to when the levels of spam that Akismet was catching dropped off to zero.

    People have already posted some SQL queries you can use on your database to globally re-enable comments, the last time it happened to me I used the following queries from this post on the Perishable Press blog:

    • Globally enable comments for all users:
      UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status = 'open';
    • Globally disable comments for all users:
      UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status = 'closed';
    • Globally enable comments for registered users only:
      UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status = 'registered_only';
    • Globally enable pingbacks/trackbacks for all users:
      UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status = 'open';
    • Globally disable pingbacks/trackbacks for all users:
      UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status = 'closed';
  14. karianify.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I stumbled on this thread coz I also had "comments closed" on my posts. The new posts are okay though. I found the reason why this occurred, though I'm not sure we have the same problem. The posts experiencing "Comments Closed" are those that have older than 14days. All I did was Go to General Settings>Discussion Settings>Other comment settings> Uncheck Automatically close comments on articles older than __ days(of which 14 days was set). I see my comments now...=)

  15. AlisonMooreSmith
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, this is not the problem others are having. That is a specified setting. What we have dealt with is a seemingly random closing of ALL comments no matter the age.

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