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  • Hello Everyone,

    I am new to WordPress and I have built my first website – take a look at

    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!!!


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  • 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.

    Sorry, I though I had them on.

    They are on now 🙂



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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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="">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.

    Ohhh that works !! 🙂

    Thank you!

    Now how do i get the page names to shop showing

    and to show without messing it up?

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

    well you dont really want the # in there, where is that coming from? it should probably read more like

    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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