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JesperWe
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Comments on first post

Post by JesperWe » 24 Mar 2012, 16:00

Hi! I have a question regarding comments_template()

I was getting a feeling that for my low traffic blog there would be more comments if the visitors didn't have to click through to the single post page in order to be able to comment. My front page has the full text of the 5 last posts. Most (67%) of my visitors just read the front page so they never see the comments or the comment form.

I would like to show the comments and a comment form under the latest (first) post on the front page, hoping to get more comments this way.

As far as I can see with my settings the front page is rendered from index.php which calls layouts/layout-blog.php

I tried various ways of inserting comments_template() in the loop in layout-blog.php, but it never generates any output??

Cheers,
/jesper

drake
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Post by drake » 24 Mar 2012, 21:36

It never generate any output because isn't possibile to have comment form on agregate post pages (categories/tags/blog pages). Only single posts/pages can be commented, and not a page that show more than one post - what to comments? - how is arranged the posts? - what post will be commented from the 5 listed?

The comment form is controlled by an unique id, and by CSS rules isn't posibille to have an unique id asigned to more than one element in same page.

The single thing that you can do is to go at Suffusion Options -> Other Graphical Elements -> Post and Page Bylines and enable "Show Comments link for Posts" or pages by choosing a position for link instead of Hide.

Also for showing to the visitors that on your site exist comments you can use the standard wordpress widget "Recent Comments" at Appeareance -> Widgets.

But... you really think that the comments will increase your traffic? I can bet that will increase just spam...

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