I have been trying different themes, and I just noticed "Comments closed" on every post. I know that it wasn't always that way, but I went back to the previous theme and then back to one from further back.

  • Barista
  • Boldly Blue
  • 2012

I recently deleted two comments. Can that close them on all posts? I verified on two of them that comments should be enabled. Even though they aren't custom post types, I tried the trick in Why are the comments disabled by default on my custom_post_types? but no change. Also looked at Comments enabled, but disabled at the same time but I'm reluctant to add code just to restore something that shouldn't have gone away.

  • It is really tough debugging such issues as it is not related to core itself. You have eliminated themes to be the issue, so I would again go the plugin route. I would however first enable comments again and then take it from there. Also, set debug to true and check for obvious errors Dec 7, 2015 at 7:33
  • Comments are still enabled by default and explicitly on the two posts I checked. I haven't changed plugins in a long time. Where is the debug flag?
    – WGroleau
    Dec 7, 2015 at 8:17
  • It is in wp-config.php. I usually use a plugin called Debug Objects for debugging purposes, works great Dec 7, 2015 at 8:19
  • I'll try it—tomorrow.
    – WGroleau
    Dec 7, 2015 at 8:22

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{sheepish grin}

Had nothing to do with plugins. Was "comments automatically closed after twenty days."

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