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comments not showing on pages

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  • Started 11 years ago by jana
  • Latest reply from mace2000
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  1. jana

    I checked the box when I wrote and published the page but it's not showing up on the page. any ideas? The only changes I made (i think) was to remove the author and date line from each post and page. I'm not technically savy at all so go easy on me please. Did I screw it up?


    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. No you didn't do any thing wrong you just need to add a custom field key/value of "comments" to enable comments on pages. This may seem odd but it is a feature of thematic's page template functionality.


    Posted 11 years ago #
  3. jana

    Thanks, Where would I find instructions on how to do this ( in non-technical language) ? I really don't know a thing about this.

    I appreciate your help and your quick response :)

    Update: I found this section you mentioned in the editor pages.php.....I'm just not sure what to do with it.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  4. @jana: At the bottom of your post, there should be an area titled 'Custom Fields'. You can create a new key(or name) called "comments" with a value of "comments" to enable comments on the page template.


    People generally use custom fields to add more information to a post (in this instance, it tells Thematic to enable comments) and examples can include:

    Key/Name: Colour -> Value: Blue
    Key/Name: Song of the day -> Value: Blue (da ba dee)

    If applied to your pattern shop website, and each 'post' is a pattern, you could even consider
    Key/Name: Pattern Style -> Value: Blouse
    Key/Name: Pattern Maker -> Value: Advance
    Key/Name: Type -> Value: Childrens
    Key/Name: Year -> Value: 1940

    But this might overcomplicate things as you could use tags/categories instead.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  5. jana

    Flick....thank you so much. I knew it had to be easy...
    Kind Regards,

    Posted 11 years ago #
  6. @jana: Glad to be of some help. It took me ages to grasp the concept/usage of custom fields initially. ;)

    Posted 11 years ago #
  7. ballyboost

    Hi Flick,

    Are custom fields a good idea to make pages show up alphabetiacl in a men of pages/subpages..?
    Because when I order all the subpages with '0', they still don't show in an alphabetical way..

    excuse me for the sad english langauge

    Posted 11 years ago #
  8. @ballyboost: The WP codex mentions several ways of sorting a menu generated by wp_page_menu but I'm not sure custom fields can be used to sort it alphabetically.

    By default, I think Thematic is setup to sort the menu by menu_order (see Line 402 of header-extensions.php) so you can probably use a filter to sort it alphabetically. Alternatively, perhaps you wouldn't mind using the menu_order/page_order.

    I also don't know if it might be worth considering using wp_list_pages as well or even using a plugin to take over organising the menu order? (An update to Page Mash perhaps)

    p/s: Found this WordPress page menus tutorial on a Themeshaper forum thread.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  9. @Flick: Thanks! This was the hint I was looking for. :)

    Posted 11 years ago #

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