How to activate Comments on Pages

Last Update: September 24, 2015

Hello to everybody,

I seem to have missed a step somewhere while building a new website.

The comment box appear on some pages, but not all of them. It also appears on all my blogs/articles, and that's just fine.

How do I activate or deactivate the comment box on PAGES ?

Please help.

Many thanks

-Theuns



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alex4406 Premium
Theuns, Sorry to tell you this. If you are using wordpress 4.3.1, comments on pages are deliberately turned off. I am using the omega theme and even though there is a theme option for comments on pages, it does not work. The wordpress guru's want comments on posts only. -Alex
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solidbase Premium
Hi Alex,
You have answered my question. Thank you !!
It does work fine on all individual posts in my blog roll, so that is ok I suppose.
Many thanks for your help. Much appreciated.
-Theuns
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andrekish Premium
Thanks you. Question answered once again quickly and a the press of a button - it makes WA the best - many thanks!

If this is of any interest to anyone I have live chat installed. This allows messages to me posted via there. Best wishes to everyone.

Andre
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DeeSmith Premium
This was a puzzler for me at first. My theme is the one used by Kyle in the video training bestkidscameras.com (omega theme). For posts, the quick edit works. But for pages, it does not. While you are editing your site, look up at the top right hand corner and it will say screen options. Click on all pages (left side) and on the screen options (right side). The options for the screen will appear - one of which is comments. The screen options change based on what you are editing from the left menu. Hope this helps!
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solidbase Premium
Thank you very much.
Followed instructions but did not work for me, as stated in my reply to TheOldSilly above.
Thank you for your effort.
-Theuns
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TheOldSilly Premium
That didn't work for me either, sigh ... but thanks for trying. :-)
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DeeSmith Premium
Sorry it did not work. I have comments on all pages (not home page which is the blog roll). One last question, did you install any plugin other than the ones in the training. Sometimes there are conflicts. Also not sure if this is related, but did you install the si captcha plugin. It has some comment configuration on it.
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solidbase Premium
I only installed what was recommended by Kyle.
I am not really worried that much about it though. It does work on my posts, which is the most important thing to me.
It does not really matter if people cant comment on my "normal" pages.... I try and make them as good as possible. and that be that.
Have a great weekend.
-Theuns
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TheOldSilly Premium
Me too. :-)
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shoofar Premium
Hi, I 've visited your page and opened about 6 or 7 posts and all have comments box (am I the lucky one ;)., Also checked all menu pages and they also have comment boxes.
If you are referring to your main page it might be the case that there is a "blog roll" not a static page so there should not be a comment box below it because what post would that comment box refer to ?
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solidbase Premium
The site you visited is bot the one I am talking about here.
I have not yet posted it in my profile so people can visit it. Sorry :)
Thanks for the comment.
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shoofar Premium
ahh... ok ;) nvm then :)
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Yonah Premium
When you open the "all pages menu" you have the options edit/Quick edit and others. Click on the Quick edit option and there you find a box allowing comments that you can tick.
You have to do this with every New page you create.
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solidbase Premium
Thank you very much.
Followed instructions but did not work for me, as stated in my reply to TheOldSilly above.
Thank you for your effort.
-Theuns
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TheOldSilly Premium
I think it has to do with the theme you are using. On my niche site, the comments function appears ONLY on the home page, for all posts. But NONE of my other pages (600+ of them) has the comments function, which totally sucks.

So, if you don't mind, I'd like to follow this comment thread and see if someone(s) has a solution/technique for making the comments function on themes that don't automatically include them on all pages?
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solidbase Premium
I use the Omega theme that Kyle uses in the training.
I have followed the instructions given below by others and found the relevant box to tick (which I have done for each page and updates it) but still no joy.
I think I must simply just have comments on my individual articles in my blog roll and forget about the rest.
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TheOldSilly Premium
Yeah, sigh, that's what I have been resigning myself to also. What I do though, is, on my other pages I will provide a link to the home page if someone wants to leave a comment. It does work (for me, anyway, with my theme) because the comments show up as pertaining to the page they were on. But I don't get very many of those kinds of comments, compared to what I get on my blog page, because very few people will jump through hoops to leave a comment.
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solidbase Premium
Thanks for the tip.
I will keep it in mind.
Regards
Theuns
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