The comments made on a post, as well as the text box for submitting a comment, are shown when you click on the comment tab of the post, or when you land on a single complete post by clicking on a link to it (including the title of the post itself).
Beginners sometimes ask if you can set the blog so that comments will show up in the main posts page as well. You cannot: your main page is meant to showcase your own latest posts, not other people’s remarks on them. So it will only display a number of posts (number set in Settings > Reading), with a comment tab above or below or next to each post.
Exceptions: Fadtastic, tab only in latest post; Motion and Structure, no tabs on main page, comments shown when viewing single complete post; P2, no tabs, comments shown below posts.
The wording on this tab varies.
The differences are insignificant once you have one or more comments in a post, but may be confusing to beginners in the case of zero comments: the all-too-common but not very fortunate “No Comments” means no comments yet, but inexperienced bloggers or visitors sometimes mistake it for no comments allowed. You can avoid that either by writing a relevant note somewhere or by selecting a theme with a more successful choice of words. [Update 2&3/8/2009: In most themes the “No Comments” tab has been changed to “Leave a Comment” or the like.]
Below is a complete list of the exact forms of the comment tab in all themes currently available (as they appear on the main posts page – on single posts they are often different). For the substitutes you get when commenting is disabled see the post Comments Off (1). Capitalization variants not indicated.
|Leave a Comment||1 Comment||2 Comments|
All themes except the ones listed below.
|Leave a Comment||Comments (1)||Comments (2)|
Almost Spring, Banana Smoothie, Chaos Theory, Fauna, Greenery, Light, Quentin, Rounded, Rubric, Sandbox 0.6.1, Sandbox 1.1, Shocking Blue Green, Silver is the New Black, Solipsus, Toni, WordPress Classic.
|Leave a Reply||1 Reply||2 Replies|
(plus “Reply” or number of comments next to post title)
Duster, Twenty Eleven.
|Leave a Response||One Response||2 Responses|
Day Dream, Fleur de Lys, Iceburgg.
|Add comment||1 comment||2 comments|
Blix, Flower Power, Sweet Blossoms.
|add a comment||1 comment so far||2 comments|
|Make a Comment (None so far)||Make a Comment (1 so far)||Make a Comment (2 so far)|
|leave a comment||with one comment||with 2 comments|
The Journalist v1.9.
|Write comment||1 comment||2 comments|
|Post a comment||Comments (1)||Comments (2)|
|0 Comments||1 Comment||2 Comments|
Bueno, Triton Lite.
|Comments (0)||Comments (1)||Comments (2)|
Sandbox 1.6.1, Sandbox 1.6.2.
|Comments||Comments (1)||Comments (2)|
|Comments||1 Comment||2 Comments|
|Comments: Be the first to comment||1 Comment||2 Comments|
|No Comments||1 Comment||2 Comments|
Brand New Day, MLB (all three of theme), Nishita.
|No Comments Yet||1 Comment||2 Comments|
Greyzed, Grid Focus, Inuit Types, Paperpunch, Prologue, Wu Wei.
Forever, iTheme2, Reddle, Sunspot.