hey thanks alot you guys,
Kafkaesqui, i'm going to try those links you posted now thanks!
and to try to make it more clear on #2 if I can.
on a normal entry on the main wp index the comments () link appears at the bottom of the entry. clicking on that brings up the form for someone to comment.
when I create a page, what I've been doing to display the page on my site is to use the link that the page uses. which is by page id if I'm right on that. ex heres the link structure to the page I created:
maybe this is where I'm going wrong a bit. I havent had much successs with putting the "page" into another directory like I would for a section of my site, ex:
where my page would actually be an index.php in the about directory.
Ive had header path problems, and looking at other themes it appears that pages that I make need to reside in my theme folder, is that correct?
I realized writing this post that its been my experience when I display a specific entry on an index by post id (and now by page id) that the comment form shows up at the bottom of the entry. rather than the comments () link.
id appreciate if theres a better way to display a page that will make the entry show the comments () link rather than the form at the bottom, that would help out alot.
I hope that makes a bit more sense, and mdawaffe I think what you mention is what I was getting at, only youre using better "speak" than I was able to. the js idea is pretty neat..