May 1, 2013 at 7:26 am #38738
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:
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?May 1, 2013 at 7:39 am #38739
Where exactly do you want to display the comments based on this visual hook guide? http://genesistutorials.com/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.
May 1, 2013 at 7:48 am #38744
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.May 1, 2013 at 8:05 am #38745
There’s no home.php in your theme so you need to use a custom function.
I’ll test the function for you first.
May 2, 2013 at 1:00 am #38882
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?May 2, 2013 at 2:03 am #38889
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.
June 6, 2013 at 11:47 am #44369
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?)July 1, 2013 at 9:55 am #48689
Stumping me too. Just keeping this post going in the hope that someone finds a solution…
Doug WardMay 30, 2014 at 12:19 am #107426
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 suggestionMay 31, 2014 at 2:29 am #107597
It looks like Sridhar did this (or close to it.) using Sample theme (no home.php). It at least brings in the comment form.
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.
May 31, 2014 at 4:04 am #107604
Need comments list or comments form or both on front page?
June 2, 2014 at 5:14 am #107809
Thanks everyone. I’ll give it a go
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