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Comments below posts in twenty fourteen theme (9 posts)

  1. hiline1
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I just realized, since switching to 2014 a week or so ago, that there is no place to leave comments below each post?? There is a little comment tag above the post but I find this to be a poor place for it and it's hardly noticeable.
    The only widget I'm seeing to add is "recent comments" but it only gives me the option to put it in the content sidebar or footer. I would like a comment box below each post.
    Any advice?
    Thank You

  2. stephencottontail
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Could commenting have been turned off by mistake? In your Dashboard, check under Settings > Discussions and see if the checkbox "Allow people to post comments on new articles" is checked. In the same menu, see if the checkbox "Automatically close comments on articles older than 14 days" is checked as well. Comments can also be enabled or disabled on a per-post basis, so check your posts to make sure "Allow comments" was checked in the Discussion panel.

  3. hiline1
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Everything is as it should be in the settings and posts.
    As I said, people are allowed to comment on my posts but the comment tag is on top of the post and very small.
    Nothing on the bottom where it should be.
    Thank You

  4. stephencottontail
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Can you post a link to your website?

  5. hiline1
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

  6. stephencottontail
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Just to clarify, you want to move the entire section beneath "The Davis Project" where it says "July 19, 2014 // 2 Comments" to the bottom of the post, correct?

  7. hiline1
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Not exactly Stephen.
    What I want is what I had before in my enterprise theme.
    A very large, and obvious, comment area saying "Leave your comments here" with a large text box and all of the previous comments showing below to hopefully inspire others to join in the discussion.
    Like this
    http://techland.time.com/2013/08/05/the-25-best-bloggers-2013-edition/

  8. stephencottontail
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Alright, try something like this. Copy comments.php from the Twenty Fourteen theme to your child theme. Edit that copy of the file, delete line 64: <?php comment_form(); ?>, and put that text on line 22 instead, between <div id="comments" class="comments-area"> and <?php if ( have_comments() ) : ?>. That will put the comment form below the post navigation and above the actual comments themselves. In addition, you could add this to your child theme's stylesheet:

    .comment-reply-title {
    font-size: 36px;
    }

    That would make the text "Leave a Reply" a bit larger.

  9. hiline1
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thank You for taking the time for that Stephen. I will definitely do this very soon. Sounds like the ticket.
    Phil

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