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COMMENTS CLOSED – Are all your boxes ticked

COMMENTS CLOSED – Are all your boxes ticked

My last couple of blog posts received no comments. Yes, there were some likes, but I seemed to have very little traffic compared to a few weeks ago.

Then a fellow blogger friend contacted me and asked why I had my comments turned off. That was news to me! I hadn’t turned off my comments and wasn’t even sure I knew how to.

The majority of my posts are composed and posted through the WordPress app on my phone. There aren’t many options to delve into the mechanics of WordPress from the app so I opened up my laptop and started searching for an answer on my site.

After much googling and questioning of WordPress I got answers that really didn’t help. My settings showed I had all the right boxes ticked, and unticking and re-ticking didn’t magically solve the problem.


If you scroll to the end of your problem blog in edit mode there is a box to tick for allowing comments. Mine was unticked.

Is this something new? I’ve never had to tick that box before and haven’t even noticed it. But like I said, my phone app doesn’t have that option.

My main settings are set to allow comments. Does this mean I will have to start posting from my laptop so I can tick that extra box every time? I hope not.

I’m sure it’s some technical blunder on WordPress. Not my fault.

BTW I’m posting this from my phone. Let’s see what happens!

Are all your boxes ticked?



Yes, I had to go in on my laptop and check that box. This is so frustrating!

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Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

12 responses »

  1. I always compose and post from my desktop. I can’t imagine doing that on my phone (let alone my tablet). I’m glad you got it worked out… or at least figured out the problem.

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  2. WordPress, I can’t live with them, and can’t live without em. They can be so damn frustrating at times. 😀

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  3. Maybe they did an update. Those are the worst. They fix one thing and break 3 others. I’m trying to be vigilant if I notice it on another bloggers posts. I’m not agile enough to use the phone app so I always post from my desktop.

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    • I’m so used to my phone app it’s hard to post from my laptop. My phone is always with me so if I have a thought I can run with it. And I have noticed a few updates on that app lately. Maybe you are on to something.

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  4. It’s good to hear that you were able to successfully troubleshoot the problem. It’s too bad that you have been able to resolve the issue with the app. Technology can be so frustrating.

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  5. I shall be vigilant for this issue. I know that some of the conservative bloggers I follow having been having strange issues, too. There are some blogs where I put my info in, they still don’t post my comments… we’ll see if this posts.

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