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  • Resolved teemio


    Hi, I’m sorry — but when I click “comment” on my page, it brings me a new page with my post but without the comment box. It used to exist. But now it’s gone. I’m a little confused. I haven’t touched comments.php.

    Any ideas?

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  • Have you turned off comments on that particular post? Have you edited single.php recently?

    Hi, ryan. Thanks for your reply.

    Every post is missing the form for comments. I’ve checked, and comments are enabled for all.

    The particular theme I am using does not have single.php. It does have a home.php, thought. Would that be basically the same?

    At any rate, I have not edited it recently.
    Here is the code that links to the comment page–
    `<?php comments_popup_link(‘Comment’, ‘1 Comment’, ‘% Comments’); ?>’

    If there is no single.php (where the comment form is usually included) then by default, WordPress will use index.php to display a single post. This is where you should have the comment form included. But, still, why doesn’t your theme have a single.php? Have you changed themes lately? Did you accidentally delete single.php? Can you download a fresh copy of the theme and replace the old one? Single.php is pretty standard. Have yet to see a theme not use it.

    well, the theme definitely does not have a single.php.
    but i made my own, and now it works.

    thank you so much!

    Cool. Your welcome.

    Nice work ryanfitzer and teemio!

    Noting the theme is Blue Zinfandel and marking fixed.

    I know this post has been around for 7 months. But I just wanted to say thanks it was exactly the same problem that I was having.

    I looked in the theme folder that I had on my local machine and compared it to the one on the server and it was missing the single.php. I uploaded the one file and bingo! I now have comment boxes on my posts.

    Thank you so much.

    For us non-designers/coders, how do you create a single.php? The theme I’m using doesn’t have one either.

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