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    When I/someone tries to comment on a post, the window goes blank and the comment doesn’t show up… anyone know how to fix this?
    Thanks.
    -Dee

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  • Hi Dee,

    This sounds very odd.

    What version of WordPress?
    What plugins are you using?

    What is the url of your site so I can see if I can work out whats going wrong

    westi

    The URL is http://www.rainy-days.org and I’m using version 1.5.1.3.
    I’m not using any plugins…

    Ok,

    I’ve looked at you site and tried a couple of test posts.

    Looking at the source of the comment form you are missing an important part of the form:

    <input type="hidden" name="comment_post_ID" value="<?php echo $id; ?>" />

    This is needed so that the comment post processing code knows what post the comment is related to if you add this into your template comments should then work.

    I suggest you search for the following in your comments.php template file and then add the code shown about on the next line.

    <p><input name="submit" type="submit" id="submit" tabindex="5" value="Submit!" /></p>

    hope this helps

    westi

    Ah, now it works. Thank you very very much!

    I had the same problem described above but I couldn’t fix it that way. Suddenly I recocknized that wordpress showed a blank page after submitting a comment but I did not make any major changes. I switched themes and updated from wp 1.53 to 2.03 but it still didn’t work. I solved the problem by naming my WordPress’ URI after the real URI and not the domain’s redirecter. To outline that, here’s a quote of the Bug Report that exactly solved my problem:

    I found IT. When you have a redirect on your server like me (http://weblog.unitedstatesofpeter.com redirects the browser to http://unitedstatesofpeter.com/weblog ) and you have set in the options, the Blog address (URI) as the first mentioned URI then 2 things dont work: you cannot promote users, even if you do all the referrer stuff, and your comments go to a blank page. It is a bug I think because my users should be able to get linked all the time to weblog.uni…. . But OK. For me it works now!

    OK … I am having this exact same problem. I didn’t change ANY of the mettings from one day to the next. Now, whenever I click on any post permalink, page and even my admin, I get a blank button. Some of my readers tell me that can make one comment to a post, but a blank page pops up.

    My URL is “http://peoriapundit.com/blogpeoria&#8221;

    The template’s comments.pgp file already has the line:

    <input type=”hidden” name=”comment_post_ID” value=”<?php echo $id; ?>” />

    I also went into by CPanel and turned off the redirect from the “http://peoriapundit.com&#8221; domain.

    The problem persists.

    Help, Help, Help …

    OK … I am having this exact same problem. I didn’t change ANY of the mettings from one day to the next. Now, whenever I click on any post permalink, page and even my admin, I get a blank button. Some of my readers tell me that can make one comment to a post, but a blank page pops up.

    My URL is “http://peoriapundit.com/blogpeoria&#8221;

    The template’s comments.pgp file already has the line:

    <input type=”hidden” name=”comment_post_ID” value=”<?php echo $id; ?>” />

    I also went into by CPanel and turned off the redirect from the “http://peoriapundit.com&#8221; domain.

    The problem persists.

    Help, Help, Help …

    I found that if I type “www” in front of the “peoriapundit.com” in the URL in the address bar, I sometimes get better results.

    And here’s the odd part … the problem doesn’t seem to be happening in IE 7.0 … just Firefox.

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