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  • My site is and on the “about” page the comments are right there on the page but on the “home” page they are collapsed. I’ve been going through everything but no coding I could recognize to use as I’m a newbie.

    So what I need help on is what to do and where to go to un-collapse the comment box on the front page and every post. An example of what I want would be on

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  • You’ll need to edit the theme, which means those changes will be lost if/when you update. Not a big deal if you keep track of what you have modified.

    The call to display the “un-collapsed” comments is used in the single.php file of your template, since the comments are generally expanded when a post is seen on a single page. What you need to do is copy this call to a function and paste it somwhere in the main loop.

    In my theme, based on Thematic Framework, the call for generating and displaying all comments is:

    // calling the comments template

    I assume the function you need is simply comments_template().

    Now, where to paste it? Well, I don’t know. 🙂

    I tried to find the location. I am pretty sure it is somwhere in content-extension.php, in my theme.. but I could not find more.

    PLEASE make a back-up of everything before trying some stunts… 🙂



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    edit loop.php of your theme;

    <?php comments_template( '', true ); ?>

    (around line 164 in the default TwentyTen theme)

    change it to:

    <?php global $withcomments; $withcomments = 1;
    		comments_template( '', true ); ?>

    see explanation here.

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