Discussion Options wordpress 3.1 is hidden by default!
I am so thankful that WordPress blogging platform, because it is free, yet very powerful and easy to use or user friendly.
But since WordPress 3.1 is out, I have re-checked, inspired by my previous entry, disable comments wordpress 3.1 tutorial, I am going to complain a bit.
Please ignore me 🙂
How surprising something simple like discussion options wordpress is hidden in wordpress 3.1! Why do they do this? What is the benefit?
Honestly, as a non-techie user of wordpress, I would not have any ideas how to display the discussion options wordpress if I don’t find the thread in WordPress.org website.
Is there any benefits to hide that option of our posts and pages box? I doubt it. Yet they display wordpress admin grey bar in the front end..
I think that’s useless bar, afterall, I got my admin bar disabled..
I reckon many many people ask, where do they find screen options? Remember, not all wordpress users do know all the buttons in their dashboard!
Discussion Options WordPress 3.1 — So many options that are gone
Actually I admit, I am a bit slow on recognizing this hidden discussion options wordpress, but I haven’t had any blogs which I installed using wordpress 3.1, so my blogs are using wp 3.1, however it came from upgrading, not fresh install, therefore, I have all options, including discussion options wordpress, saved in database. That’s why I don’t have this issue.
But can you imagine, how a wordpress newbie would do, if they want to disable comments in a static page, and they don’t see this option which I find very useful so far.
Some of my commenters even thought, there was something wrong with their blogs because of this hidden discussion options.
I have heard some cons of people using wordpress is, whenever it updates, there are some cases they failed..so if something goes wrong a bit, they immediately think their blog does not work as usual, they never thought, that it must be an option somewhere.
The downside for people who make tutorials blog like me, WordPress is always (and often) updated, so the older tutorials won’t be so useful in a few months later.
No wonder the older tutorial wordpress website does not update their posts, because it is too often updated.
Actually, I had pretty big confidence to create some wordpress tutorials, but since the newest update, so many things have been changed, though I don’t find all updates are being more useful, I have less moods to post some other tutorials. Though some tutorials, are still valid until the latest wp version, unless someone notifies me, that something does not work anymore, because it is impossible for me, to check one by one of my older tutorials, especially the video tutorials.
Sigh..enough about my discussion options wordpress rambling, don’t listen to me 😀
How to display discussion options WordPress 3.1?
If you are using wordpress 3.1 from the upgrade or update process, you would not have this discussion options wordpress issue.
This problem will only be found if you fresh installed wp 3.1.
Actually I have three times updated my post, about disabling comments wordpress 3.1 tutorial, and that post is the answer to this discussion options wordpress question too.
When you follow that simple tutorial, you would never believe how easy it is to find and then display your discussion options wordpress 3-1.
I appreciate your advice. I have, however, changed all my screen options to include discussion and comments, yet I still can’t get comments to work on my blog posts. I am using twenty ten theme on wordpress 3.1. The comments box will display when my post is saved as a draft and I preview it. But once I publish, I just get a Leave a comment link at the bottom of the post, and it goes nowhere when clicked.
Also, after I publish a post, I cannot view it from the dashboard unless I go to my blog page in pages and click view there.
I have been trying to figure this out for days. I am new to WordPress. thanks for your consideration
I have already checked your blog. When I click, for example, “Tending Tomato Seedlings” post, it brings me back to home page.
And the permalink is: http://www.thedailyherb.com/%year&/03/25/generally-speaking/tending-tomato-seedlings/
It seems the permalink setting is incorrect.
Please check “Settings” → “Permalinks” especially the %year%
Let me know if it helps.
Thank you so much for your help. It was indeed a permalink error. I had typed in an ampersand instead of a percentage symbol when I set up custom permalinks. I checked on it and changed it and voila! My comments boxes are all in place and I can view my blog posts from the dashboard correctly. Thank you so much. This is a great site for desperate bloggers. lol
Most welcome, glad it is fixed 🙂
Thank you for your nice words,
Hi, here is a serious problem, i also got the “comment off”. I could not find any way to enable comment. But, most serious thing is when I publish any post, I get nothing in the content, just title. But after re-writing in when I press update, then I got my post content. I deleted all post and dried again and again, but no improvement. Now what can I do?