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Wordpress - how to add comments on Pages

Most Wordpress themes do not allow you to add commments to your 'pages' (as opposed to posts). Here's how to allow users to comment on your pages.

You need to edit the page.php file for your theme (under Appearance) and insert the following:

 <?php comments_template(); ?> 


In the default theme it slips in best just before the close of the

<div id="content" class="narrowcolumn"> 

tag on line 17 (I'm looking at theme version 1.6). However you can just use trial and error on your chosen theme.

That's all there is to it. You might also want to edit the comments.php file of same theme and add <?php if (!is_page()) { ?/> before the line that reads <!-- If comments are closed. --> and <?php } ?> after it. (It's around line 57/58, again in default theme version 1.6.) This'll stop the "Comments are closed" message from appearing on pages which to me doesn't quite fit given the context.

With thanks to 'dominicwa' from the Wordpress.org forum
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