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How do I add comments on Wordpress?

Posted on 2009-07-14
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Hello all,

I uploaded a free Wordpress theme on my server.  I also have Askimet and Get Recent Comments.  But the problem is when I uploaded my first post, there is no option for anyone to comment.  What did I forget to do?

http://www.clearlydizzy.com/clearlydizzy/wordpress/?p=47

Thanks in advance :)
~Amy
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Question by:privateland
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by:renazonse
ID: 24853562
Your page isn't completely rendering out...it's halting on your sidebar again.

You need your feedback section included in your index.php within your theme:

<div class="feedback"><?php wp_link_pages(); ?><?php comments_popup_link(__('Comments (0)'), __('Comments (1)'), __('Comments (%)')); ?></div>

this as well:

<div class="guests">
<?php comments_template(); // Get wp-comments.php template ?>
</div>
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by:privateland
ID: 24853716
I still haven't worked on that part of it :(  I am not yet wanting it to hook up with Flickr so I'm needing to get rid of that.

Below I've included index.php.  I'm a little confused because I'm not sure where I should put it?

 

<?php get_header(); ?>
 

<div id="content">
 

	<div class="postgroup">

	

		<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

		<div class="post indexpost" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">

			<?php

				$customfields = get_post_custom();

				$scrp = get_bloginfo('wpurl') . '/wp-content/themes/magasin-siete/images/Alan.jpg?';

				if (empty($customfields['paddimage'][0])) {

					$imgpath = $scrp . 'src=' . get_bloginfo('wpurl') . '/wp-content/themes/magasin-siete/images/thumbnail.png' . '&amp;w=132&amp;h=132&amp;zc=1';

				} else {

					$imgpath = $scrp;

				}

			?>

			<div class="title">

				<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>">

						<?php the_title(); ?></a>

                </h2>

                <div class="postdate">

                    <span class="postdate-month">

							<?php the_time('M '); ?> 

					</span>

                    <span class="postdate-day">

							<?php the_time('d '); ?> 

					</span>

				</div>

            

				

			</div>
 

			<div class="entry">

               <div class="belowtitles">

                

                <?php

					$posttags = get_the_tags();

					if ($posttags) {

						

						?>  <? the_tags('<span class="section-1">', '</span><span class="section-1">', '</span>'); ?> 

						<?

					} ?>

					<span class="nodisplay">|</span>

                    <span class="section-3"><?php comments_popup_link('No Comments', '1 Comment', '% Comments'); ?></span>

				</div>

				  <img class="header" src="<?php echo $imgpath; ?>" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" />

				<div class="text">
 

					<?php themefunction_content(340,'');?>

				</div>

                <div class="clearer"></div>

			</div>

            

		</div>

			

		<?php endwhile; ?>

				
 

	</div><!-- Postgroup ends here-->

		<div id="pagenav">

			<?php 

				if (function_exists('wp_pagenavi')) : 

					wp_pagenavi();  

				else : 

			?>

			<div class="simplenavi">

				<?php posts_nav_link(' &nbsp;&nbsp;','&laquo; Previous Entries','Next Entries &raquo;') ?></div>

			</div>

			<?php

				endif;

			?>

		</div> <!-- Pagenav ends here-->

</div><!-- Content wrapper ends here-->
 

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

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by:privateland
ID: 24853780
Okay, took out the Flickr :)

On the above code, should I take out Line 46 and add what you posted above?

Line 46:
<span class="section-3"><?php comments_popup_link('No Comments', '1 Comment', '% Comments'); ?></span>

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Expert Comment

by:renazonse
ID: 24853821
try changing this:

<span class="section-3"><?php comments_popup_link('No Comments', '1 Comment', '% Comments'); ?></span>

to this:

<?php comments_popup_link(__('Comments (0)'), __('Comments (1)'), __('Comments (%)')); ?>

Also, here's my index.php for reference. You need to make sure that commenting is enabled. Typically, it will show that comments are disabled but I'm not sure with your template.
<?php

get_header();

?>

<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

<div class="info">

<div class="date"><h5><?php the_time('l, F jS, Y'); ?></h5></div>

<div class="meta"><?php _e("Filed under: "); ?><?php the_category(',') ?>&nbsp;&#8212;&nbsp;<?php the_tags(__('Tags: '), ', ', ' &#8212; '); ?><br /><br />

Last update: <?php the_author() ?>&nbsp;@&nbsp;<?php the_time() ?><br /><br />

<?php edit_post_link(__('Edit This')); ?></div><br />

<div class="footnotes"><?php the_meta(); ?></div>

</div>

<div <?php post_class() ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">

<h3 class="storytitle"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3>

<div class="storycontent"><?php the_content(__('(more...)')); ?></div>

<div class="feedback"><?php wp_link_pages(); ?><?php comments_popup_link(__('Comments (0)'), __('Comments (1)'), __('Comments (%)')); ?></div>

</div>

<div style="clear:both;"></div>

<div class="guests">

<?php comments_template(); // Get wp-comments.php template ?>

</div>

<?php endwhile; else: ?>
 

<p>

<?php _e('Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.'); ?>

</p>

<?php endif; ?>

<?php posts_nav_link(' &#8212; ', __('&laquo; Newer Posts'), __('Older Posts &raquo;')); ?>

<div style="clear:both;"></div>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

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by:privateland
ID: 24853938
Hmmm...I'm still not getting it.  I added that in there, and actually there was a slight change on the page, showing "Comments (0)", but still no place to add comments.  I do have a comments.php...I posted it below.  Perhaps there is something there I should change?
<div id="comments">

<div class="top"></div>

<div class="mid">

<div class="title">

<h2>Comments</h2>

<p><?php comments_number('No Responses', 'One Response', '% Responses' );?> to &#8220;<?php the_title(); ?>&#8221;</p>

</div>

<div class="details">

<?php if ( have_comments() ) : ?>

<div class="navigation">

<div class="prev"><?php previous_comments_link() ?></div>

<div class="next"><?php next_comments_link() ?></div>

</div>

<ol class="commentlist">

<?php wp_list_comments('callback=themefunction_comments'); ?>

</ol>

<div class="navigation">

<div class="prev"><?php previous_comments_link() ?></div>

<div class="next"><?php next_comments_link() ?></div>

</div>

<?php endif; ?>

</div>

</div>

<div class="bot"></div>

</div>
 

<div id="respond">

<div class="top"></div>

<div class="mid">

<div class="title">

<h2>Write a Comment</h2>

</div>

		

<div class="details">

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

<div class="cancel-comment-reply">

<small><?php cancel_comment_reply_link(); ?></small>

</div>

<?php if ( get_option('comment_registration') && !$user_ID ) : ?>

<p>You must be <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-login.php?redirect_to=<?php echo urlencode(get_permalink()); ?>">logged in</a> 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 <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-admin/profile.php"><?php echo $user_identity; ?></a>. <a href="<?php echo wp_logout_url(get_permalink()); ?>" title="Log out of this account">Log out &raquo;</a></p>

<?php else : ?>

<p class="input">

<span><input type="text" name="author" id="author" value="<?php echo $comment_author; ?>" size="22" tabindex="1" <?php if ($req) echo "aria-required='true'"; ?> /></span>

<label for="author"><small>Name <?php if ($req) echo "(required)"; ?></small></label>

</p>

<p class="input">

<span><input type="text" name="email" id="email" value="<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>" size="22" tabindex="2" <?php if ($req) echo "aria-required='true'"; ?> /></span>

<label for="email"><small>Mail (will not be published) <?php if ($req) echo "(required)"; ?></small></label>

</p>

<p class="input">

<span><input type="text" name="url" id="url" value="<?php echo $comment_author_url; ?>" size="22" tabindex="3" /></span>

<label for="url"><small>Website</small></label>

</p>

<?php endif; ?>

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

<p class="textarea"><span><textarea name="comment" id="comment" cols="85%" rows="10" tabindex="4"></textarea></span></p>

<p>

<button name="submit" type="submit" id="submit" tabindex="5">Submit Comment</button>

<?php comment_id_fields(); ?>

</p>

<?php do_action('comment_form', $post->ID); ?>

</form>

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

<?php else : ?>

<p class="nocomments">Comments are closed.</p>

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

</div>

</div>

<div class="bot"></div>

</div>

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Expert Comment

by:renazonse
ID: 24854037
This has to be included in your index.php :

<?php comments_template(); // Get wp-comments.php template ?>

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by:privateland
ID: 24854086
Okay, the following is the index.php code revised.
<?php get_header(); ?>
 

<div id="content">
 

	<div class="postgroup">

	

		<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

		<div class="post indexpost" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">

			<?php

				$customfields = get_post_custom();

				$scrp = get_bloginfo('wpurl') . '/wp-content/themes/magasin-siete/images/Alan.jpg?';

				if (empty($customfields['paddimage'][0])) {

					$imgpath = $scrp . 'src=' . get_bloginfo('wpurl') . '/wp-content/themes/magasin-siete/images/thumbnail.png' . '&amp;w=132&amp;h=132&amp;zc=1';

				} else {

					$imgpath = $scrp;

				}

			?>

			<div class="title">

				<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>">

						<?php the_title(); ?></a>

                </h2>

                <div class="postdate">

                    <span class="postdate-month">

							<?php the_time('M '); ?> 

					</span>

                    <span class="postdate-day">

							<?php the_time('d '); ?> 

					</span>

				</div>

            

				

			</div>
 

			<div class="entry">

               <div class="belowtitles">

                

                <?php

					$posttags = get_the_tags();

					if ($posttags) {

						

						?>  <? the_tags('<span class="section-1">', '</span><span class="section-1">', '</span>'); ?> 

						<?

					} ?>

					<span class="nodisplay">|</span>

                    <?php comments_popup_link(__('Comments (0)'), __('Comments (1)'), __('Comments (%)')); ?>

				</div><div style="clear:both;"></div>

<div class="guests">

<?php comments_template(); // Get wp-comments.php template ?>

</div>
 

				  <img class="header" src="<?php echo $imgpath; ?>" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" />

				<div class="text">
 

					<?php themefunction_content(340,'');?>

				</div>

                <div class="clearer"></div>

			</div>

            

		</div>

			

		<?php endwhile; ?>

				
 

	</div><!-- Postgroup ends here-->

		<div id="pagenav">

			<?php 

				if (function_exists('wp_pagenavi')) : 

					wp_pagenavi();  

				else : 

			?>

			<div class="simplenavi">

				<?php posts_nav_link(' &nbsp;&nbsp;','&laquo; Previous Entries','Next Entries &raquo;') ?></div>

			</div>

			<?php

				endif;

			?>

		</div> <!-- Pagenav ends here-->

</div><!-- Content wrapper ends here-->
 

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

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by:renazonse
ID: 24854128
that looks right...publish it and see what you get.
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by:privateland
ID: 24854151
Hmmm...still no comments :(  Should I be adding something withing page.php maybe?
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Expert Comment

by:renazonse
ID: 24854206
put all this:

<?php comments_popup_link(__('Comments (0)'), __('Comments (1)'), __('Comments (%)')); ?>
                        </div><div style="clear:both;"></div>
<div class="guests">
<?php comments_template(); // Get wp-comments.php template ?>
</div>

after this:

<div class="clearer"></div>


and see what happens.
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by:privateland
ID: 24854242
All that did was take the "Comments(0)" from the above the article to below the article :(  Not sure what to do now.
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by:renazonse
ID: 24854270
Maybe your template does actually require the page.php to contain the : <?php comments_template(); // Get wp-comments.php template ?>

give it a try...or post your page.php
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by:privateland
ID: 24854316
Okay, I added that part to the page.php and this is what page.php now looks like...


<?php get_header(); ?>
 

<div id="content">
 

	<div class="postgroup">

<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

	<div class="post singlepost" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">

		<div class="title">

			<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>

			                <div class="postdate">

                    <span class="postdate-month">

							<?php the_time('M '); ?> 

					</span>

                    <span class="postdate-day">

							<?php the_time('d '); ?> 

					</span>

				</div>

			

		</div>

		<div class="entry">

        <?php

				$ad_468 = get_option('padd_ad_468');

				if (!empty($ad_468)) :

			?>

			<div class="singlegoogle">

				<?php echo stripslashes($ad_468); ?>

			</div>

			<?php endif; ?>

			<?php the_content('[More]'); ?>

			<?php wp_link_pages(array('before' => '<p><strong>Pages:</strong> ', 'after' => '</p>', 'next_or_number' => 'number')); ?>

		</div>
 

	</div>	

    <div class="clearer"></div>

<div class="guests">

<?php comments_template(); // Get wp-comments.php template ?>

</div>

<?php endwhile; else: ?>
 

    

    

    <div class="post singlepost">

		<div class="title">

			<h2>No Page Found</h2>

		</div>

		<div class="entry errorentry">

			<p>Sorry, but you are looking for a page that isn't here.</p>

		</div>

	</div>

<?php endif; ?>

	</div>

</div>
 

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

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by:privateland
ID: 24855020
Hello?  That didn't make it work.  Hmmm...any ideas?
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renazonse earned 500 total points
ID: 24891160
If you switch templates temporarily does the comment section appear?
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by:privateland
ID: 25528708
I pretty much am going to have to just go with another layout.  Thanks for your help though :)
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