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  • Resolved lisa_writes


    I switched over to the Arras theme and now all but one of my posts have comments closed.

    I found an old thread here to fix the problem but nothing has worked.

    I turned off all plug ins – nothing
    I downloaded the Extended Comment Options plug in – nothing
    I restored my database – nothing

    I don’t know how to add edit my database. I use GO Daddy and MySQL, could someone direct me how to edit that code in the other thread
    Help please! Thanks

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  • Ok I found this site on MySQL

    It works but I’m getting an error


    SQL query:

    UPDATE posts p SET comment_status = ‘open’,
    ping_status = ‘open’ WHERE comment_status = ‘closed’

    MySQL said: Documentation
    #1146 – Table ‘alt1110210161100.posts’ doesn’t exist

    What now?
    Please help!

    Did you tried switch over to your old theme? If the old theme have it all okey then problem on your new theme.

    Yes, I switched back to the theme I had before and now they are closed on that theme as well. The only post that doesn’t have the closed comments is the most recent post.

    This just happened for some reason.



    Moderator and Editor Customizer

    First, check your main admin panel to make sure comments are not disabled site wide.

    Second, check each individual post/page to make sure you do not have comments disabled at the page/post level.

    If you do not see a “comments” or “discussion” section on the post/page editor screen.. then you need to click “Screen Options” in the upper right hand corner. Make sure “Comments” or “Discussion” is checked (I forget the exact name).

    Then, scroll down to make sure they are not disabled.

    I did that first. I didn’t change anything from when I set the site up years ago.

    People have commented on the posts, they just suddenly closed, yesterday.



    Moderator and Editor Customizer

    What is your url?

    This is most recent post and the comment box is fine here:

    But the others are all closed. THese are 2 that were open and had comments at one point:

    From other posts on this problem I was able to find a place to tell my readers about the problem and let them know the comments being closed was not something I did.

    I noticed it yesterday, but I don’t know how long there’s been a problem. I know after I changed to Arras theme because the latter two posts were made while I was using it and the comments worked fine.

    Thanks for your help

    Look in your admin at Settings > Discussion. There’s a checkbox there that will turn off comments on older posts after a certain number of days – any chance you may have set that and forgotten about it later?

    That was it!!! Thank you!!!
    When I changed themes I must have either checked that box or it defaulted to it.
    Whatever it was, thanks!!

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