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  • paltenberg

    (@paltenberg)


    This might seem stupid but I’m new to this. I finally got my blog set up but when I click on comments nothing happens. How is this supposed to work? I thought the default thing would be to click on “comments” and then you can post a comment?

    Thanks,
    ~peter

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  • Mark (podz)

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    Have you changed any code at all ? Anything ?

    paltenberg

    (@paltenberg)

    Well, I deleted and added some links. Does that count?

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

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    Link to your site ?
    You could have code missing from your template.
    You could have a file missing from the theme.

    paltenberg

    (@paltenberg)

    No, I deleted and added links to some categories. I wouldn’t think this would matter. How would I go about finding out what code is needed. Or should I re-install the theme?

    Mark (podz)

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    Try it with the default theme or the classic theme.
    If it works, the theme was broken.

    If it does not, it’s something wierd 🙂

    paltenberg

    (@paltenberg)

    OK, Still doesn’t work with default theme. So I guess it’s something wierd? Can I fix something weird? Should I completely start from the beginning and re-install WordPress?

    Mark (podz)

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    For comments to just not work, yes that’s wierd.
    A reinstall is not needed.

    Delete everything inside the /themes directory. All of it.
    Upload new /themes files into it from a fresh download.

    paltenberg

    (@paltenberg)

    Still doesn’t work after uploading fresh themes. I guess I’ll try a complete install, and then I guess I’ll give up on blogs for a while if that doesn’t work.

    Mark (podz)

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    Before you give up, drop us a link here ?
    And then before you give up, drop me an email and I’ll install it for you ?

    (You’ll not get away you know .. might as well give in easily 🙂 )

    paltenberg

    (@paltenberg)

    OK, I completely wiped out the database and completely re-installed WP, just used the default theme and same thing happens. here’s the link: http://ejlovetour.com/blog/. I’m pretty fried with this so thanks for your help.

    I’m not a programmer (I have only done very basic hacking JavaScript and some others) and there is just about zero wysiwyg editing for these themes. I would like to have a very simple blog that I could edit the sidebar to not have all these categories and links but I’ve already spent way to much time.

    Anyway, thanks very much for your help.

    AnotherConstable

    (@anotherconstable)

    Have you changed the permalink structure through the options tab of the admin interface? It’s possible that you have changed the structure but there is something wrong with the mod_rewrite on your server… ?

    jcraveiro

    (@jcraveiro)

    The comments link of post #2 is pointing to:
    http://ejlovetour.com/blog/?p=2#comments
    It should produce the equivalent to:
    http://ejlovetour.com/blog/index.php?p=2#comments

    But I’m not sure if this is something to do with mod_rewrite.

    paltenberg

    (@paltenberg)

    I didn’t change anything with the permalink structure. I also made a new database and completely re-installed WP and still I get the same thing. If a complete re-install has the same results than I guess I’m screwed as far as WP goes?

    jcraveiro

    (@jcraveiro)

    On your blogs general options, try changing your Blog address (URI) to http://ejlovetour.com/blog/index.php

    paltenberg

    (@paltenberg)

    OK, this almost works. It adds the “index.php” but with a “/” after it so I get “No input file specified.” error. If I take out the “/” then I go to the right place. What now?

    Thanks.

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