[Resolved] #respond not working – have tried editing comments.php
Hello, I have written several websites but am new to WordPress. I’m setting up a blog on my own website. The blog URL is http://mabelfigworthy.co.uk/fof/
The theme used is Toolbox, but modified to make it blend in with the rest of my site.
I have one active plugin, Subscribe2. I have tried de-activating it but that didn’t make a difference to the problem below.
When I try to leave a comment by clicking on “Leave a comment”, the URL goes to something like http://mabelfigworthy.co.uk/fof/2011/12/24#respond
and one of two things happens:
1) If I started on the home page and clicked on “Leave a comment” on any of the posts, it takes me to the page for that post with #respond added, shows the top of the page, and no comment box anywhere.
2) If I started on the page of an individual post, it adds #respond to the URL but otherwise nothing happens — I stay where I was on the page and there is no comment box.
I searched for this problem and someone suggested that the comments.php file might not have anything marked
id="respond"so I looked in that file in Appearance > Editor and found that indeed it didn’t.
That presumably explains the behaviour when I click on “Leave a comment”, but I don’t know how to solve it. I found
<div id="comments">and tried changing that to
<div id="respond">but that made no difference.
Also, the comment box is never visible. I searched for that too, and someone suggested going to “Screen options” but when I do it only gives me the options to “Show on Screen” Author and In Response To, and how many comments to show on screen.
I would be grateful if anyone could help me show the comment box, and make “Leave a comment” work!
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