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  • Much of my audience is not technical. I want to either put a button at the bottom of each post that helps these people to leave a post. Or change add a linke that says “Leave a Comment” The link that says “no commnets” or “3 comments” is not intuitive enough for most people.

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  • Probably could just use the “Comment Popup” feature instead of all that other stuff.. What theme you’re using? Are you talking about this one here:

    http://kevinbaggs.com/

    Add this to your header, if it’s not already there:
    <?php comments_popup_script(); // Off by default ?>

    Right above the </head> code.. This way, when they click on the “Comments” link, it pops up a little window for them to fill out the “Fields” and such….and click submit..

    Depends on how that theme’s laid out too, I’m not too familiar with it..others here are though..

    spencerp

    Thanks, I will try this. Yes it is kevinbaggs.com. What I am trying to do as well it to draw more attention to leaving comments. Someone seeing “No Comments” and is not familiar with blogging, doesn’t know to click on the link.

    Why don’t you change the ‘No comments’ text to something like ‘Click here to leave a comment’?

    Yeah, thanks Piggy for posting that.. =) I have that type setup on my main blog now… Here’s the codes I’m using:

    <div class="post-footer">
    <img src="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/comments.gif" alt=""/>&nbsp;

    <?php if ( comments_open() ) {
    comments_popup_link( "Add Comment", "1 Comment", "% Comments", "Comments" ); } else { ?><img class="commoff" src="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/comments-off.gif" alt=""/>Comments Off

    <?php } ?>
    </div>

    Here’s the CSS codes for it in the style.css file.. just grab the imagery from my blog…

    /**conrols commentoff text
    **************************/
    .post-footer{
    font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans serif;
    font-size: 11px;
    font-weight:bold;
    color:#000000;
    letter-spacing:0px;
    text-decoration:none;
    padding-left:5px;
    }

    .post-footer a{
    font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans serif;
    font-size: 11px;
    font-weight:bold;
    color:#000000;
    letter-spacing:0px;
    text-decoration:none;
    }

    .post-footer a:visited{
    font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans serif;
    font-weight:bold;
    font-size: 11px;
    color:#000000;
    letter-spacing:0px;
    text-decoration:none;
    }

    .post-footer a:hover{
    font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans serif;
    font-weight:bold;
    font-size: 11px;
    color:#811010;
    letter-spacing:0px;
    text-decoration:underline;
    }

    .comm, .commoff {
    margin: 0 0 0 -21px;
    background: url(images/comments.gif) no-repeat 0 0px;
    }
    .commoff {
    background: url(images/comment-off.gif);
    }

    I hope this helps..

    spencerp

    Thanks, now for the next n00b question. Which php file do I put the post-footer code into?
    Thanks,
    K

    Figured it out. Thanks again to everyone for the help!

    Sorry kbaggs…was sleeping most of the day..haha. =P I just replaced the “postmetadata” code block..

    <p class="postmetadata">
    <– And, the stuff within between here –>
    </p>

    with the .post-footer codes above..

    spencerp

    Kbaggs, nice!! I just took a gander at your blog now, it’s looking good! =) 😉

    spencerp

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