Why when I click on 'leave a comment', does it divert me to the 'about' page? (11 posts)

  1. Roseanna
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to WordPress and I have built my first website - take a look at http://www.lakesidelivery.co.uk

    I have one problem which I really cannot find an answer to. On the blog page, whenever you click 'leave a comment' it diverts you to the 'about' page.

    I have no idea why it does this? it was working fine when i first tested it, but now it is not.

    I have tried de-activating and activating comments again, but it still does the same. The widget which shows the blog posts on the right had side also diverts to the 'about' page.

    Can anyone please help and tell me what to do to correct this error.

    Thank you very much!!!


  2. jamesg40
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Its difficult to see how the "Leave a comment" is linked up when you have them turned off, so could you please re-enable your comments, then we can look into the linking structure behind them and see at least hows its linked as a starting point.

  3. Roseanna
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, I though I had them on.

    They are on now :)

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How did you create that menu? That's where the problem lies. It's using a custom permalink structure whilst the rest of the site is using the default permalink structure.

  5. Roseanna
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The menu came from the theme Mantra.

    I just added my pages and them organised them in the menu section.

    I am very green with this, so i am assuming that is a mistake that I have made.

  6. Roseanna
    Posted 3 years ago #

    oh, I did change the permalinks to custom permalink....

    I did that around the same time that I couldn't leave a comment. Let me go back to the normal ones and see if it corrects the issue.

  7. jamesg40
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would have to agree with esmi, thats something to do with permalinks and custom menus. without actually looking into your dashboard, it would be difficult to guide you here. But i do see that the about is getting appended in the links like this

    <a title="Comment on Opening Soon!" href="http://lakesidelivery.co.uk/about#respond">Leave a comment</a>

    about#respond is whats being appended and thats not right. lol.
    try turning off your custom permalinks and see what happens.

  8. Roseanna
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ohhh that works !! :)

    Thank you!

    Now how do i get the page names to shop showing http://lakesidelivery.co.uk/?p=482#respond

    and to show

    http://lakesidelivery.co.uk/blog#respond without messing it up?

  9. jamesg40
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh snap, didnt see that you answered back to esmi so fast, Sorry for being late, lol.

  10. jamesg40
    Posted 3 years ago #

    well you dont really want the # in there, where is that coming from? it should probably read more like http://lakesidelivery.co.uk/blog/respond

  11. Roseanna
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think ive done it.

    I changed the permalink setting from default to post name.

    Thank you both very much!! I really appreciate your help!


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