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    I’m trying to add comments to the homepage of the Fabric theme. Based on a search of these forums, I added the following code to functions.php:

    add_action( ‘genesis_after_loop’, ‘genesis_comments’ );

    Visually, it doesn’t seem to be doing anything. Upon inspecting the code, I find this at the bottom of the post:

    <div id=”comments”>

    But that div is empty (that’s a direct cut & paste; not edited). I initially thought that maybe the post data didn’t exist (since it’s happening *outside* the loop), and changed




    but that doesn’t seem to have helped either.

    Any idea what I’m doing wrong?



    Where exactly do you want to display the comments based on this visual hook guide?

    Rather than edit the home.php file, you could use a custom function or create a widget area in the hook position you want to output the comments. You can then use the recent comments widget which is a default WordPress widget.



    That’s an awesome page! I’d like the comments to show up somewhere in the



    sections. Basically exactly where they show up in any other post that’s *not* a homepage post. And to clarify, I need the comments from the post itself – not the most recent comments across all posts.

    In short, I just need

    to look exactly like

    I would cheerfully use a custom function, but what’s got me confused is that this *should* be possible with a simple line of code like the one I already tried. I just need to tell Genesis to do whatever it normally does with comments, only do it on the homepage too.

    I keep thinking that this shouldn’t be this hard. :)



    There’s no home.php in your theme so you need to use a custom function.

    I’ll test the function for you first.



    Brad, thanks for any help you can give! A custom function would definitely work; I just have no idea how to even pull that off – I’ve been trying to hack away at things in functions.php and modify hooks, etc. but I’ve had *zero* luck.

    With that comments div being empty, I get the feeling that somewhere comments are supposed to be loaded by a query, but they’re not. That’s what’s got me really confused. I think if that riddle could be solved, I’d be okay.

    Anybody have any thoughts on that?




    I did find some code which i tested for several hours but just couldn’t get it to work. I’ll keep trying and hope someone else can jump in with the solution. Thanks for being patient.



    This one is stumping me, too. Anyone get this to work? (Seems like such a simple thing – have a post with comments on the front page. Y’know?)



    Stumping me too. Just keeping this post going in the hope that someone finds a solution…

    Doug Ward



    I would also like to know this. It almost feels that genesis-featured post should have the option to display comments. Seems like many want this feature.
    Just a suggestion :)



    It looks like Sridhar did this (or close to it.) using Sample theme (no home.php). It at least brings in the comment form.

    How to show one full post, author box and comment form on homepage in Genesis

    Please note his advice at the bottom of the post about “If you are using a XHTML theme instead of a newer HTML5 theme…”

    Someone willing to play with this? Sridhar is offline for at least another 10 days or so.

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    Thanks everyone. I’ll give it a go :)

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