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All “Comments are closed” why?

  • I am using Atahualpa and when I went on line tonight I noticed that every entry shows “Comments are closed.” and I am actually unable to make comments.

    Comments is enabled on the posts and in the set up – what happened and how do I fix it

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  • Hello there.

    What have you done before it happened?
    Maybe they are deactivated in database. If you want to activate them you must do in your database:

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

    It will open closed comments in posts.

    P.S.: Make a DB backup before touching it!!!! 🙂

    I did the upgrade at some point but thought it was working after that
    How do I do a DB backup?

    Two easy ways

    1. Go to your PHPMyAdmin and export the database.

    2. Use WP-DB-Backup plugin 🙂

    is that under theme options?

    Nopes. PHPMyAdmin must be in your server (or any way to make a database backup, don’t know where it is in cPanel).

    WP-DB-Backup plugin can be installed in Plugins in your WP admin. And you can make a backup from Tools -> DB Backup.

    OK now I have a backup

    Now where do I find the post to activate comments

    It must be done in your database. If you have not access to it to execute the SQL code in #2, you must ask your site administrator to do it.

    I am the administrator but not sure where to access the data base is that through c-panel?

    I had this very same problem. I solved it by upgrading to Atahualpa 3.4.4, the most recent version.

    Atahualpa 3.4.4 released

    The instructions for upgrading in the last post in this thread, http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=3378 , are pretty straightforward. Since all of the Atahualpa settings are stored in the database, they should automatically carry over to the new version.

    I was using 3.2, because I’d had issues with 3.3.2. So far, 3.4.4 seems to work okay for me, but I haven’t had time to really discover any problems if they do exist.

    I have 2.9

    I have a fair amount of photos would that have anything to do with the problem?

    Won’t the error fransfer into the upgrade? The backup file has ther error in it.

    Any updates on this? I’m having the same issue. I upgraded to 2.9, then tried out the option to have comments close after a certain number of days passed. After I removed the option I noticed that none of my posts, even new ones, would allow comments, and that in browsers other than FF a number of comments appeared that didn’t relate to a given post. I tried to restore to a backup and that did not resolve the issue.

    ETA: All my comments already say “open” in the database, and other themes are working fine. This appears to be a theme issue.

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