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Sections grayed out + inability to enable comments


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Apologies for possibly two very stupid questions. 

 

We would like to enable comments on the Blog page at http://alexmyo.com. I've tried everything, with no luck.

In a related matter, some of my Pagelines sections are grayed out and can't be pulled onto pages. One of these is the Comments section; see attached screenshot.

 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Hi mnagillum

Please, you can see this

http://en.support.wordpress.com/enable-disable-comments/

 

You can not add a comment to the "blog Page"

You can see this

http://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/

You see "where you find comments"

 

For this you can add comments at blog Page and you see "grayed" the Pagelines sections

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Thanks, Batman. Looks as though these are wordpress.com tips. In any case, they didn't work. :(

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Hi,

 

When sections are greyed out, it means that those section do not and should not be used on that particular template. As you mentioned, you're attempting to add the comments section to your blog page, the comments section can not be used on your blog. No blogs anywhere allow comments to be displayed on the main blog page, the reason for this is, if you were to add a comments form or comments, what would the user be commenting on ?

Comments are specific to pages or posts and can not be used on dynamic pages that contain multiple content from different posts.

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Thanks for the information. Of course that's right, but everything I read tells me I should be able to enable comments on specific posts, and the posts can be put on a page called "blog" (or any other name). I've selected "Blog" as the page where posts should appear, and the post does appear there. 

 

I found the same problem in the Framework forum, with no apparent resolution. I am still having this difficulty in PageLines DMS. Everything is up to date, and I'm running WordPress 3.8.1.

 

The page where the problem occurs is http://www.alexmyo.com/blog/. The comment section is grayed out even when the post is selected. The comment section is live only for the home page, even though I have selected the Blog page as the page where posts are to appear (and the post obviously did find its way there). 

 

Any ideas? 

 

Thanks again.

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As Danny has already stated you cannot put the comments area on any archive page. It will only work on a single post or page.

 

This
http://www.alexmyo.com/2014/03/02/what-do-you-put-on-your-skin-2/ 

is your single post, if you add the post loop section and comment section here you will see what we mean.

 

A further example...

 

http://pross.org.uk/ This is my own site and this is the 'blog' page. It can have 1, 100, or a million posts here on the blog page. Click on one of the post links and you go to the single post page, this is where the comments go.

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