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  • Hi

    My older posts used to have Comments Shown at bottom of post, now only my new post has that visible. I tried Deactivating all my Plugins but that did not restore comments

    I went to each Post and checked > allow Discussions and Pingbacks & Trackbacks
    I also went to Settings> Discussions
    Default Post Settings > (V)checked the top three boxes under
    Other Comment Settings >(V) checked Comment author must fill out email
    ( )did not check “close comments on postsolder
    than and changed number to 0
    (V) checked enable threaded comments
    Thank you for your help

    • This topic was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by Jan Dembowski. Reason: Moved to Fixing WordPress, this is not an Everything else WordPress topic

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  • @zenconnection

    Can you check this setting if enabled or disabled?
    settings -> Discussion -> Automatically close comments on posts older than 14 days

    Also did you recently change or upgrade the theme ?
    If so check their settings as well.

    Hope it helps.


    Thank you for your response
    The Box for “Automatically Close Comments ” is not checked/Disabled and I changed the number to zero just in case

    I did not change themes but I deleted all the inactive themes as instructed by Site Health, I just added TwentyNinteen back without activating it didnt change anything



    Are the comments visible on the WP Admin ?
    If you have access to database , you can run queries to check if those comments are still available or deleted.
    If they are available , then there will be options to bring it back on the website.

    Hi Sundar

    No the comments are not visible on Admin.
    They are currently showing only on my most recent post which was uploaded yesterday, all my other posts don’t have the option to leave a comment anymore (they used to)


    Hi Renee,

    If your comments for older posts don’t appear in the admin area, it’s normal to not have them displayed on the frontend as well.
    Are they totally disappeared from the here ?


    Hi Rodicaelena,

    The website only launched this year so i don’t yet have comments, but i would like to have that option on my posts if readers want to leave a reply in the future. My
    new post has the option to leave a reply but not my older posts (which used to)

    I think I have done everything I read online to enable that feature
    1. Under Post The Discussion & Pingbacks are checked and enabled
    2. Under Settings> Discussions>
    “Default Post setting” > all three boxes are checked
    “Other comment Settings” I checked
    Comment author must full name
    Enable threaded comments
    Break Comments into pages

    (I did not check automatically close comments on posts)
    3. I tried installing Discuz but that did not solve the problem either

    I had someone email me their feedback because they couldn’t find the reply under the post. So I am trying to figure this out

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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