I am your worst nightmare:
- I am new to WordPress.
- I have a new WordPress site.
- And I am having the same problem: the comment form isn't displaying underneath the blog posts.
- I am not a developer, and don't speak code. (The nightmare part.) I do have access to a developer.
The site: http://navocateconsulting.com/content/
- My hosting company installed WordPress.
- Using the twenty fourteen theme, which was the default theme at installation.
- Comments are turned on globally in the dashboard: > Settings > Discussion > "Allow people to post comments on new articles" (checked)
- Comments for the individual blogs are enabled as well.
- Only one active plugin: 'W3 Total Cache,' which was activated by default at installation.
I have seen many other posts about this issue on the WordPress support site, some of them dating back three years. None of the proposed solutions appear to provide any definitive answers, as the problems and solutions discussed are mostly contextual to a site's unique theme or a site's unique scripting.
There was a post three years ago from alchymyth, a forum moderator, who said "it is intended that the comments form and comments do not show on the front page and in archives." He went on to say that he explained this further in a link provided on his posting. However, the link is broken. He further suggested this solution:
to get the comment stuff to show on the front page, you would need to add a line before <?php comments_template(); ?>, i.e. change it to:
<?php global $withcomments; $withcomments = true;
comments_template( '', true ); ?>
My blog posts are on the front page of my WordPress site, so perhaps this is the problem.
Any relevant assistance appreciated.