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  • I’ve seen this question asked before, and I also Googled it, and I still don’t understand how to get the numbering right. I have four comments, and when I look at Manage–>Comments they are numbered correctly. But in the blog itself, they are numbered 2 3 4 6. Could someone please tell me if there is a setting I missed somewhere or something I need to download? My address is Thank you!!

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  • The numbering you see in Manage > Comments is auto-generated by html tag <OL>

    The one you see in the blog are the comment IDs. The gap is caused by deleted or spam comments.

    If you want 1..2..3 numbering, use <OL> to list your comments, or make your own counter.

    Thank you! I didn’t even think about the spam comments, of which Akismet is catching plenty. There’s something about the gaps in the comment IDs that bugs the perfectionist in me. I’ll insert the


    My visitors commented to the incorrect blog entry, can I manually correct the comments to the correct blog entry?

    Please advise – Regards


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