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  • Resolved steviemac


    I am having a very frustrating problem with a theme I am using. The pages on the site display the sidebar and footer perfectly. However the post pages are missing the sidebar and the footer.

    When I am logged in as admin, the post and pages work correctly – everything is displayed properly, however when I log out and view the site as a ‘visitor’ once again the sidebar and footer is mising on the post pages.

    I have checked the relevant code for both page.php and single.php and they both appear to have exactly the same code, so i cannot work out the problem. –


    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>

    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    the site is

    if anyone can shed some light on what may be cuasing the problem I would be very grateful

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  • Michael


    Forum Moderator

    it seems as if the comments form is breaking the display of posts;

    there could be some broken code in comments.php (?) of the theme.

    thanks for the pointer – here is the comments code. Can you see anything wrong in it?

    <?php // Do not delete these lines
    if (‘comments.php’ == basename($_SERVER[‘SCRIPT_FILENAME’]))
    die (‘Please do not load this page directly. Thanks!’);

    if (!empty($post->post_password)) { // if there’s a password
    if ($_COOKIE[‘wp-postpass_’ . COOKIEHASH] != $post->post_password) { // and it doesn’t match the cookie

    <p class=”nocomments”>This post is password protected. Enter the password to view comments.</p>


    /* This variable is for alternating comment background */
    $oddcomment = ‘alt’;

    <!– You can start editing here. –>

    <?php if ($comments) : ?>
    <h3 id=”comments”><?php comments_number(‘No Responses’, ‘One Response’, ‘% Responses’ );?> to “<?php the_title(); ?>”</h3>

    <ol class=”commentlist”>

    <?php foreach ($comments as $comment) : ?>

    <li class=”<?php echo $oddcomment; ?> <?php if(function_exists(“author_highlight”)) author_highlight(); ?>” id=”comment-<?php comment_ID() ?>”>

    <cite><?php comment_author_link() ?></cite> Says:
    <?php if ($comment->comment_approved == ‘0’) : ?>
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    <?php endif; ?>

    <small class=”commentmetadata”>” title=””><?php comment_date(‘F jS, Y’) ?> at <?php comment_time() ?> <?php edit_comment_link(‘e’,”,”); ?></small>

    <?php comment_text() ?>

    <?php /* Changes every other comment to a different class */
    if (‘alt’ == $oddcomment) $oddcomment = ”;
    else $oddcomment = ‘alt’;

    <?php endforeach; /* end for each comment */ ?>

    <?php else : // this is displayed if there are no comments so far ?>

    <?php if (‘open’ == $post->comment_status) : ?>
    <!– If comments are open, but there are no comments. –>

    <?php else : // comments are closed ?>
    <!– If comments are closed. –>
    <p class=”nocomments”>Comments are closed.</p>

    <?php endif; ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    <?php if (‘open’ == $post->comment_status) : ?>

    <h3 id=”comments”>Leave a Reply</h3>

    <?php if ( get_option(‘comment_registration’) && !$user_ID ) : ?>
    <p class=”alert”>You must be /wp-login.php?redirect_to=<?php the_permalink(); ?>”>logged in to post a comment.</p>
    <?php else : ?>

    <form action=”<?php echo get_option(‘siteurl’); ?>/wp-comments-post.php” method=”post” id=”commentform”>

    <?php if ( $user_ID ) : ?>

    <p>Logged in as /wp-admin/profile.php”><?php echo $user_identity; ?>. /wp-login.php?action=logout” title=”Log out of this account”>Logout »</p>

    <?php else : ?>

    <p style=”padding:10px 0px 10px 0px;”><input type=”text” name=”author” id=”author” value=”<?php echo $comment_author; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”1″ />
    <label for=”author”><small>Name <?php if ($req) echo “(required)”; ?></small></label></p>

    <p style=”padding:10px 0px 10px 0px;”><input type=”text” name=”email” id=”email” value=”<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”2″ />
    <label for=”email”><small>Mail (will not be published) <?php if ($req) echo “(required)”; ?></small></label></p>

    <p style=”padding:10px 0px 10px 0px;”><input type=”text” name=”url” id=”url” value=”<?php echo $comment_author_url; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”3″ />
    <label for=”url”><small>Website</small></label></p>

    <p style=”padding:5px 0px 10px 0px;”><div style=”display:inline;float:left;margin-right:15px;”><?php show_subscription_checkbox(); ?></div> <small>Subscribe to Comments?</small></p>

    <?php endif; ?>

    <!–<p><small>XHTML: You can use these tags: <?php echo allowed_tags(); ?></small></p>–>

    <p style=”padding:10px 0px 10px 0px;”><textarea name=”comment” id=”comment” style=”width:99%;” rows=”10″ tabindex=”4″></textarea></p>

    <p style=”padding:10px 0px 10px 0px;”><input name=”submit” type=”submit” id=”submit” tabindex=”5″ value=”Submit Comment” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”comment_post_ID” value=”<?php echo $id; ?>” />
    <?php do_action(‘comment_form’, $post->ID); ?>


    <?php endif; // If registration required and not logged in ?>

    <?php endif; // if you delete this the sky will fall on your head ?>



    Forum Moderator

    it stops here:

    <p style="padding:5px 0px 10px 0px;"><div style="display:inline;float:left;margin-right:15px;"><?php show_subscription_checkbox(); ?></div> <small>Subscribe to Comments?</small></p>

    the function show_subscription_checkbox(); seems to be breaking the code, i.e. stop any further execution, without error messages.

    i can’t say for sure where to find show_subscription_checkbox()– first try is to look into functions.php of the theme.

    I removed the show_subscription_checkbox(); code it it all seems to display ok now! Thank you very much for your help

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