I’ve recently upgraded a few plugins, including the awesome DISQUS – and today I’ve just checked and found that comments are disabled! (was about to respond to a comment left by a friend). Bit of googling point me to a few simple ‘fixes’ but not the real deal. So here’s a summary of finding:
- Most common problem that has similar symptoms are users installing DISQUS, but after setting it up, the comments are still not enabled.
- This is because DISQUS doesn’t override the wordpress comment system, it tries to integrate to it.
Common fixes are: check Settings > Discussion
and make sure that comment is enabled – this basically sets it wordpress-wide.
- For post-specific discussion & comments setting, it can be found in the “post edit” page,
under ‘screen option’ > tick ‘discussion’ and ‘comments’, as well as
a setting below the post, to allow comments.
So this is all nice and good, but still didn’t do the trick for me – because in my case, discussion was enabled, and no post-specific setting overrides the site-wide setting. So off I went to F12 and found the HTML code of the “comments are closed’ – tried googling here and there, but funnily enough copy pasting the HTML code directly points me to the right solution: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-disqus-comment-system-comments-closed-missing-comment-form
Not sure why this didn’t hit the first few searches. But the cure is simple:
- If you have Spam Free WordPress plugin installed – deactivate / uninstall it.
Somehow it messes around with the DISQUS plugin.