Im sorry about my english.

I have made more than 5 comments on post pages. I have publish all the comments. But there are no comments that appear on the post page.

This is my Comments.php content:

 * @package WordPress
 * @subpackage Default_Theme

// Do not delete these lines
    if (!empty($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']) && 'comments.php' == basename($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']))
        die ('Please do not load this page directly. Thanks!');

    if ( post_password_required() ) { ?>
        <p class="nocomments">This post is password protected. Enter the password to view comments.</p>

<!-- You can start editing here. -->

<?php if ( have_comments() ) : ?>
    <h3 id="comments"><?php comments_number('No Responses', 'One Response', '% Responses' );?> to &#8220;<?php the_title(); ?>&#8221;</h3>

    <ol class="commentlist">
    <?php wp_list_comments('avatar_size=58'); ?>

    <div class="navigation_comments">
        <div class="navigation_comments_alignleft"><?php previous_comments_link() ?></div>
        <div class="navigation_comments_alignright"><?php next_comments_link() ?></div>

 <?php else : // this is displayed if there are no comments so far ?>

    <?php if ( comments_open() ) : ?>
        <!-- If comments are open, but there are no comments. -->

     <?php else : // comments are closed ?>
        <!-- If comments are closed. -->
        <p class="nocomments">Comments are closed.</p>

    <?php endif; ?>
<?php endif; ?>

<?php comment_form(); ?>

<?php if ( comments_open() ) : ?>
<div id="respond">
<h3><?php comment_form_title( 'Leave a Reply', 'Leave a Reply to %s' ); ?></h3>

<div class="cancel-comment-reply">
    <small><?php cancel_comment_reply_link(); ?></small>

<?php if ( get_option('comment_registration') && !is_user_logged_in() ) : ?>
<p>You must be <a href="<?php echo wp_login_url( get_permalink() ); ?>">logged in</a> to post a comment.</p>
<?php else : ?>

<form action="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" id="commentform">

<?php if ( is_user_logged_in() ) : ?>

<p>Logged in as <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-admin/profile.php"><?php echo $user_identity; ?></a>. <a href="<?php echo wp_logout_url(get_permalink()); ?>" title="Log out of this account">Log out &raquo;</a></p>

<?php else : ?>

<p><input type="text" name="author" id="author" value="<?php echo esc_attr($comment_author); ?>" size="22" tabindex="1" <?php if ($req) echo "aria-required='true'"; ?> />
<label for="author"><small>Name <?php if ($req) echo "(required)"; ?></small></label></p>

<p><input type="text" name="email" id="email" value="<?php echo esc_attr($comment_author_email); ?>" size="22" tabindex="2" <?php if ($req) echo "aria-required='true'"; ?> />
<label for="email"><small>Mail (will not be published) <?php if ($req) echo "(required)"; ?></small></label></p>

<p><input type="text" name="url" id="url" value="<?php echo esc_attr($comment_author_url); ?>" size="22" tabindex="3" />
<label for="url"><small>Website</small></label></p>

<?php endif; ?>

<!--<p><small><strong>XHTML:</strong> You can use these tags: <code><?php echo allowed_tags(); ?></code></small></p>-->

<p><textarea name="comment" id="comment" cols="58" rows="10" tabindex="4"></textarea></p>

<p><input name="submit" type="submit" id="submit" tabindex="5" value="Submit Comment" />
<?php comment_id_fields(); ?>
<?php do_action('comment_form', $post->ID); ?>


<?php endif; // If registration required and not logged in ?>

<?php endif; // if you delete this the sky will fall on your head ?>

In my single.php, I load the comment using this code: <?php comment_form(); ?>

Why i using ( <?php comment_form(); ?> ) this code, because "Theme Check" required that.

Please help me. Thank you

  • hi, can you see the comments in the backend? if so what status do they have (approved/unapproved/spam) ?
    – birgire
    May 29, 2013 at 9:17
  • Dear Birgire, I have approved all comments in my backend. Print screen >> i.imgur.com/MP2jKAw.jpg
    – v123shine
    May 29, 2013 at 9:22
  • oh I know, i must using this code <?php comments_template(); ?> in my single.php page. Now the comments appear on the post page but i have two form comments. Print screen: i.imgur.com/UoeAODn.jpg
    – v123shine
    May 29, 2013 at 9:34
  • ok, my next question was about comments_template ;-) You have an extra form in your code (the input fields).
    – birgire
    May 29, 2013 at 9:43
  • OMG, i forget i have extra form. Thank you so much Birgie, you help me solved my problem.
    – v123shine
    May 29, 2013 at 9:54

1 Answer 1


ok, here is how we solved it together ;-)

We checked the following:

  • the comments are visible in the backend.

  • the comment status is approved for all the comments.

  • we need to use comments_template() in the template file single.php.

  • remove the extra form (the input fields), since comment_form() is used.

It's informative to view the the TwentyTwelve theme files single.php and comments.php to compare.

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