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  • mishku

    (@mishku)


    I just moved my best friends blog http://www.rezprojekt.com/infected/ to the new server to http://rezproject.mishku.com/infected/. I backed up the database, downloaded the files, modified the files, changed all the URLS in the database – uploaded all the files to the new server, restored the database… and all works well.

    New posts publish, everything is there. Except the comments. When you click to write a new comment there is just empty space.

    Comments are turned on, and they are visible in wp-comments table in phpadmin.

    Any ideas what the problem could be? I have tried deleting the database and restoring it again just in case it was corrupted…

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  • klklaser

    (@klklaser)

    Just my first thought.
    rezproject.mishku.com/infected/ may in fact be
    mishku.com/rezproject/infected/

    I’m not real up on server issues, but that’s how our server works. On our server, this directory structure can be verified in either FTP or a file manager. I’d try some different permutations of that string in either settings or in your database.

    Good Luck!

    mishku

    (@mishku)

    thanks for your comment… however, the problem isn’t with viewing the site or operating WP… it’s actually with the comments only.

    I just realised that the old installation on the server has the same comment problem – it seems it happened before the move. I never noticed it before today though… Could someone maybe have a look at this? It seems as if the comments have been turned off, when in effect they haven’t been… I have no idea what could be causing this.

    klklaser

    (@klklaser)

    What files do you have in your Active theme directory? You got a comments.php file in there? Or the equivalent one for the popup comments?

    You might try switching the Active template to the default template and see if it works properly.

    mishku

    (@mishku)

    I switched the styles and viola! it worked.

    But now, my dilema is to make it work with the theme that has been used all this time – how can I restore the comments?

    klklaser

    (@klklaser)

    Each theme is somewhat different, the possible permutations of theme design seem endless. Learning how to manipulate the themes, for me, is an ongoing process.

    This is one sub-index of the codex you might peruse:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout

    Here’s a specific article you may find useful:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Include_Tags

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