Support » Plugin: Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields » How to add additional field in comment form

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  • Plugin Contributor Josh Pollock

    (@shelob9)

    The fields should be automatically added to the comment form with no additional steps needed. I just tested with Pods 2.4 and WP 3.9 and confirm it still works.

    It is possible that another plugin or your theme is filtering comment fields in a way that is incompatible with how Pods does it. Have you tried with the default theme active and no other plugins active?

    Many thanks for your response.

    I also wondered if another plugin was conflicting with Pods. I tried deactivating all of the plugins but Akismet, Vaultpress and TimThumb Vulnerability Scanner. However, this made no difference. I’m using Thesis 1.8. Would you have any other ideas on why Pods might not be working on my site?

    Plugin Contributor Josh Pollock

    (@shelob9)

    Sounds like it could be an issue with thesis. We have had some issues with Thesis before.

    Can you please try this with all of the plugins you woul normally use activated and switch to the default theme? If that solves the comment field issue we will know it’s a conflict with Thesis and can look into getting that resolved.

    I just deactivated all of my plugins and still do not see the additional field in the comment form. Maybe it is a problem with Thesis 1.8 or perhaps something else on my site which is conflicting with the Pods plugin. I would appreciate any help you can offer, although it looks like Pods might just not work on my site for whatever reason. Many thanks in advance!

    It could be Thesis. Try switching to one of the themes that come with WordPress (like TwentyFourteen).

    Would I lose any of my settings if I switch between themes? I’m not sure I want to risk it.

    Plugin Contributor Josh Pollock

    (@shelob9)

    I can’t tell you, because I don’t know how Thesis works. Do a site backup, which is something you should be doing anyway, before switching that way you can always roll back if need be.

    Yes, I regularly do a site backup but don’t want to risk anything just to test if the Pods plugin is working on my site. Thanks for your help so far but I guess Pods is not the solution for me.

    I don’t begrudge your decision, but some general advice would be to not be afraid of your theme. If your theme makes it so you can’t easily use a different one, it is a bad theme. I maintain over 50 sites, and folks pay me to not have them locked in to a product.

    Since you paid for it, you should be able to ask in Thesis support about the Pods issue. Ask them specifically if you can switch to another theme without adverse effects.

    Josh was correct in that he can’t know because he doeen’t use Thesis, but most themes will work switching back. It is something you should look for in a theme. ^_^

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