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Need help with comment box (4 posts)

  1. bonnichi73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm in need of help. For some reason, my comment box is not showing up for any of my posts. I don't think they are showing up in my pages either but I am fine with that.

    I would just like the comment box to appear in each blog post.

    For instance I would like the comment box to show up here: http://everlastdiamond.com/classic-6-prong-solitare-engagement-ring/

    I've made sure to allow comments in all of my posts. I also checked single.php and page.php. Both have the line "<?php comments_template( '', true ); ?>"

    Not sure what else I can look into.

    I would appreciate any guidance from WordPress experts I can get!

    Thanks~

  2. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    - double check that comments are allowed; for instance under dashboard - posts - all posts: quickedit below the post title, tick 'allow coments'

    - try to temporarily switch your theme to an unedited Twenty Ten; to exclude theme related issues.

    - temporarily deactivate all plugins; if this helps, reactivate one plugin at a time to locate the interfering one.

  3. bonnichi73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi alchymyth,

    When I switched my theme to an unedited Twenty Ten, the comment box appeared! So it must be a theme related issue.

    The theme I am using was Twenty Eleven. I am guessing that I made some changes to the files in the backend that caused the comment box to disappear.

    I don't know where to begin looking for the problem.

    Rebuilding the theme to look the way I want will be very time consuming. Is that my best course of action?

    I appreciate your guidance on this!

    Thanks!

  4. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Rebuilding the theme to look the way I want will be very time consuming. Is that my best course of action?

    ideally, yes.
    if you do that, start by creating a child theme of Twenty Eleven to do the customisation with; http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    some possible other steps to try before:

    - replace comments.php with a fresh copy;

    - in functions.php, replace the function function twentyeleven_comment( $comment, $args, $depth ) with the original code.

    enable DEBUG while troubleshooting; http://codex.wordpress.org/Debugging_in_WordPress

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