Sunday, May 16, 2010

How to enable comments for pages


"I have created new pages and would like people to be able to leave comments"

To enable comments, go to Dashboard, click EDIT POSTS, then EDIT PAGES and you will see the pages you have added to your blog:

Blogger Edit Pages in Dashboard

Click EDIT for the page which you want to enable comments, then at the bottom left corner of the resulting "page editor", click POST OPTIONS and in the options under READERS COMMENTS:

Blogge POST OPTIONS for READERS COMMENTS

tick (.) Allow to allow readers comments, then click PUBLISH.

Update: Blogger seems to have blocked comments for static pages. I have tested allowing comments for some page and found that what many commentators complained about - that it immediately revert to not allow is true. In fact on previous pages where I have allowed comments and the Dashboard showed that there comments, however, on loading the page, the comments are nowhere to be found.

Note: Blogger is aware of the problem and is working on it. See Blogger Help Forum

49 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us! It's very appreciated

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  2. Never would have found that there. Thanks a bunch!

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  3. You just saved me! Thanks so much!

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  4. Thanks for your tricks!
    Verryn simple but needed

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  5. Thanks a Ton, Peter. Your definitely deserve a warmhearted hug for the kind of help and support you are providing. :)

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  6. Thanks....
    It helped me enabling comments.
    I would have never found it.

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  7. Thank you! Spent a while searching for it too...

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  8. You just made me look like a hero to a colleague! Thanks so much!

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  9. Thanks a bunch...didn't think to look there.....

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  10. Awesome! It's really simple, but I didn't know it was there. Thanks!

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  11. and by the way...(i haven't browsed your site, but i'll ask anyway), is it possible to create another page that shows your archives.? how?thanks again.

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  12. Thank you sir, I was really looking for that.

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  13. Thanks a lot lot and lot

    u r the only one,who solved my query.
    i was searching whole google since months for this

    www.allrounder.co.in

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  14. just know now, thanks a lot :D

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  15. thanks...didn't know that
    http://maddensaysorry.blogspot.com/p/2gb-interview.html?showComment=1298465530173

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  16. It's not work in my blog,,why???

    nurruzzaman.blogspot.com

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  17. Doesn't work? Suggest you start a new test blog and try then get back to us.

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  18. Thaks so much, I've been searching and searching for this!! I never wuld have found it without this post, Niki

    www.hipshapesandbristolfashion.blogspot.com

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  19. M. Nurruzzaman said...
    It's not work in my blog,,why???

    I know of no reason why it should not work. Perhaps if you give me more details about your template, up to what stage you can follow the steps listed in this post and at what stage it is "not working" I may try to see what the problem is.

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  21. Thanks for sharing such an helpful topic.The steps are really simple and easy to follow.Thanks again.

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  22. i have done this. But it doesn't work. I use costumize theme. Maybe there's a problem in my html. please help me. email me at jeisaludares@gmail.com

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  23. Thanks, working great for me. Used Blogger for an year before I even bothered to google if commenting pages could be enabled...

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  24. Nice Sharing with cool screen shots its more easy to understand thanks.

    Magento Extensions

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  25. Thanks! I just realized my problem today after wondering why I wasn't receiving any feedback. Your fix was perfect.

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  26. i am using blogger and awesome inc template...i made 2 pages but the pages are not showing when i published...in the design > page elements> i want to add page gadget but it says "already added" but I can't see the pages. how can i show the 2 stand alone pages on my blog

    URL www.absolutesafety.blogspot.com
    URL for page: http://absolutesafety.blogspot.com/p/about-rj.html
    URL for another page: http://absolutesafety.blogspot.com/p/about-this-blog.html

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  27. I checked your first blog Safety Smart and the tabs for pages are just below the blog title - namely
    Home
    About Safety Smart
    About RJ

    So I assume your problem is due to misunderstanding about pages.

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  28. However many times I set Allow Comments and save everything the comments default back to Hidden. Please sugest a solution in the context of the new blogger Simple (Google origin) Style.

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  29. I know this is an old post but Im trying to enable the comments on my other pages within my blog and after submitting Publish its still not working, any suggestions?
    I appreciate any help with this.
    Thanks.
    Evelyn.

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  30. I set the "Allow comments" setting, but for some reason it automatically reverts to "Don't allow." This just began today, and I can't think of any changes I have made to the blog recently. lmccrealtalk.blogspot.com. thanks.

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  31. Same here. I allow, publish, it reverts to don't allow. Started today.

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  32. I must have tried this a million times it always goes back to disallow

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  33. same same same.. won't keep the "allow". How's that possible??

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  34. Same, reverts to "don't allow". "Live On Blog" based on Awesome Inc.

    www.bobcats03.blogspot.com, page: Third Grade Mult. Story Problems.

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  35. For those complaining about comments being reverted back to "not allow". please note update to this post.

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  36. Note: Blogger is aware of the problem and is working on it. See Blogger Help Forum

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  37. Thanks so much! It works now and hasn't reverted back to "Don't Allow". (Please make sure to click UPDATE when changing the comment box.

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  38. thanks for this post. i needed this 'Comment' section for my 'Mean's Health' page on my blog..

    http://rdgold.blogspot.com/

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  39. Hello, it seems that I have a problem with comments on a static pages. I found out that I can not Subscribe be email for the new comments. Do you have any idea what can be done with this problem?
    It will be very helpful for me. I announces a contest on that page and it is very unconvinient to not be able to suscribe(((

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  40. There is a SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL on th bottom right of the comment box

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  41. I have a blog but no pages. What does this mean and how do I make my blog a "page" so that I can apply the "post comments" box. OR, in my settings, the "embedded below post" box for the comment option is not highlited, so I cant choose it. How can I fix this?
    Thanks soooo much!

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  42. Pages in blogs usually is a term for Static Pages and the instruction how to create static pages using the old Blogger User Interface are all there in the above post. You will have to adapt a little if you are already on the New User Interface

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  43. Thanks for the help :)

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  44. Continues to trouble me, comment section does not appear.

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  45. I tried but comment box it's not showing :o(

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