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Comment section is not showing up on pages

  • I recently installed WordPress 2.7 and converted from Cutenews. Everything seemed fine but the comments aren’t showing up on the entry pages (example here) but I see the comments in dashboard. I tried searching up a solution but was unsuccessful. I tried adding <?php comments_template(); ?> to page.php and <?php get_comments(); ?> as well; neither worked. It’s NOT a theme problem as I’m using the default presently.
    This is the code for page.php:

    <?php
    /**
     * @package WordPress
     * @subpackage Default_Theme
     */
    
    get_header(); ?>
    
    	<div id="content" class="narrowcolumn">
    
    		<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    		<div class="post" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
    		<h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
    			<div class="entry">
    				<?php the_content('<p class="serif">Read the rest of this page &raquo;
    '); ?>
    
    				<?php wp_link_pages(array('before' => '<strong>Pages:</strong> ', 'after' => '
    ', 'next_or_number' => 'number')); ?>
    
    			</div>
    		</div>
    		<?php endwhile; endif; ?>
    	<?php edit_post_link('Edit this entry.', '', '
    '); ?>
    	</div>
    
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    This is comments.php (if it helps…):

    <?php
    /**
     * @package WordPress
     * @subpackage Default_Theme
     */
    
    // Do not delete these lines
    	if (!empty($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']) && 'comments.php' == basename($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']))
    		die ('Please do not load this page directly. Thanks!');
    
    	if ( post_password_required() ) { ?>
    		<p class="nocomments">This post is password protected. Enter the password to view comments.</p>
    	<?php
    		return;
    	}
    ?>
    
    <!-- You can start editing here. -->
    
    <?php if ( have_comments() ) : ?>
    	<h3 id="comments"><?php comments_number('No Responses', 'One Response', '% Responses' );?> to “<?php the_title(); ?>”</h3>
    
    	<div class="navigation">
    		<div class="alignleft"><?php previous_comments_link() ?></div>
    		<div class="alignright"><?php next_comments_link() ?></div>
    	</div>
    
    	<ol class="commentlist">
    	<?php wp_list_comments(); ?>
    	</ol>
    
    	<div class="navigation">
    		<div class="alignleft"><?php previous_comments_link() ?></div>
    		<div class="alignright"><?php next_comments_link() ?></div>
    	</div>
     <?php else : // this is displayed if there are no comments so far ?>
    
    	<?php if ('open' == $post->comment_status) : ?>
    		<!-- If comments are open, but there are no comments. -->
    
    	 <?php else : // comments are closed ?>
    		<!-- If comments are closed. -->
    		<p class="nocomments">Comments are closed.</p>
    
    	<?php endif; ?>
    <?php endif; ?>
    
    <?php if ('open' == $post->comment_status) : ?>
    
    <div id="respond">
    
    <h3><?php comment_form_title( 'Leave a Reply', 'Leave a Reply to %s' ); ?></h3>
    
    <div class="cancel-comment-reply">
    	<small><?php cancel_comment_reply_link(); ?></small>
    </div>
    
    <?php if ( get_option('comment_registration') && !$user_ID ) : ?>
    <p>You must be <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-login.php?redirect_to=<?php echo urlencode(get_permalink()); ?>">logged in</a> to post a comment.</p>
    <?php else : ?>
    
    <form action="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" id="commentform">
    
    <?php if ( $user_ID ) : ?>
    
    <p>Logged in as <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-admin/profile.php"><?php echo $user_identity; ?></a>. <a href="<?php echo wp_logout_url(get_permalink()); ?>" title="Log out of this account">Log out &raquo;</a></p>
    
    <?php else : ?>
    
    <p><input type="text" name="author" id="author" value="<?php echo $comment_author; ?>" size="22" tabindex="1" <?php if ($req) echo "aria-required='true'"; ?> />
    <label for="author"><small>Name <?php if ($req) echo "(required)"; ?></small></label></p>
    
    <p><input type="text" name="email" id="email" value="<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>" size="22" tabindex="2" <?php if ($req) echo "aria-required='true'"; ?> />
    <label for="email"><small>Mail (will not be published) <?php if ($req) echo "(required)"; ?></small></label></p>
    
    <p><input type="text" name="url" id="url" value="<?php echo $comment_author_url; ?>" size="22" tabindex="3" />
    <label for="url"><small>Website</small></label></p>
    
    <?php endif; ?>
    
    <!--<p><small><strong>XHTML:</strong> You can use these tags: <code><?php echo allowed_tags(); ?></code></small></p>-->
    
    <p><textarea name="comment" id="comment" cols="100%" rows="10" tabindex="4"></textarea></p>
    
    <p><input name="submit" type="submit" id="submit" tabindex="5" value="Submit Comment" />
    <?php comment_id_fields(); ?>
    </p>
    <?php do_action('comment_form', $post->ID); ?>
    
    </form>
    
    <?php endif; // If registration required and not logged in ?>
    </div>
    
    <?php endif; // if you delete this the sky will fall on your head ?>

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Samuel B
    Participant

    @samboll

    in page.php
    adding
    <?php comments_template(); ?>
    right after

    <?php the_content('<p class="serif">Read the rest of this page &raquo;
    '); ?>

    should work

    Nevermind, it seems that I’ve got the wrong file to edit. It’s not page.php, but single.php because it’s the single page for one post entry. I’ve checked the single.php after reuploading a new one just in case and it has <?php comments_template(); ?> but comments still aren’t showing up.
    The file:

    <?php
    /**
     * @package WordPress
     * @subpackage Default_Theme
     */
    
    get_header();
    ?>
    
    	<div id="content" class="widecolumn">
    
    	<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    
    		<div class="navigation">
    			<div class="alignleft"><?php previous_post_link('&laquo; %link') ?></div>
    			<div class="alignright"><?php next_post_link('%link &raquo;') ?></div>
    		</div>
    
    		<div <?php post_class() ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
    			<h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
    
    			<div class="entry">
    				<?php the_content('<p class="serif">Read the rest of this entry &raquo;</p>'); ?>
    
    				<?php wp_link_pages(array('before' => '<p><strong>Pages:</strong> ', 'after' => '</p>', 'next_or_number' => 'number')); ?>
    				<?php the_tags( '<p>Tags: ', ', ', '</p>'); ?>
    
    				<p class="postmetadata alt">
    					<small>
    						This entry was posted
    						<?php /* This is commented, because it requires a little adjusting sometimes.
    							You'll need to download this plugin, and follow the instructions:
    							http://binarybonsai.com/archives/2004/08/17/time-since-plugin/ */
    							/* $entry_datetime = abs(strtotime($post->post_date) - (60*120)); echo time_since($entry_datetime); echo ' ago'; */ ?>
    						on <?php the_time('l, F jS, Y') ?> at <?php the_time() ?>
    						and is filed under <?php the_category(', ') ?>.
    						You can follow any responses to this entry through the <?php post_comments_feed_link('RSS 2.0'); ?> feed.
    
    						<?php if (('open' == $post-> comment_status) && ('open' == $post->ping_status)) {
    							// Both Comments and Pings are open ?>
    							You can <a href="#respond">leave a response</a>, or <a href="<?php trackback_url(); ?>" rel="trackback">trackback</a> from your own site.
    
    						<?php } elseif (!('open' == $post-> comment_status) && ('open' == $post->ping_status)) {
    							// Only Pings are Open ?>
    							Responses are currently closed, but you can <a href="<?php trackback_url(); ?> " rel="trackback">trackback</a> from your own site.
    
    						<?php } elseif (('open' == $post-> comment_status) && !('open' == $post->ping_status)) {
    							// Comments are open, Pings are not ?>
    							You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.
    
    						<?php } elseif (!('open' == $post-> comment_status) && !('open' == $post->ping_status)) {
    							// Neither Comments, nor Pings are open ?>
    							Both comments and pings are currently closed.
    
    						<?php } edit_post_link('Edit this entry','','.'); ?>
    
    					</small>
    				</p>
    
    			</div>
    		</div>
    
    	<?php comments_template(); ?>
    
    	<?php endwhile; else: ?>
    
    		<p>Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.</p>
    
    <?php endif; ?>
    
    	</div>
    
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    I reinstalled wordpress and found that the comments were working. I later discovered that they were not showing up because of the permalinks. I’d chose to use /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/ and that does not work so I just switched over to /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%post_id%/. Hope the hint helps people with similar problems.

    SherriGd45
    Member

    @sherrigd45

    I am also having problems with the comments not showing. I changed the permalinks to be the “Custom Structure” and put in: /%postname%/

    I don’t know anything about the code here. But it creates the desired permalink address (displayed at the top in the edit section) and when I hover over the title in the displayed page.

    Any ideas?

    had a similar problem & this fixed it.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/274144?replies=2

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