There is nothing more satisfying than when you’ve managed to solve a problem that has been bugging you.
Blogging never fails to captivate me, even when I encounter more challenging projects in designing and building blogs for my boss’s clients. Of course WordPress has a myriad of applications that enable all sort of wonderful things to happen to your blog, and whatever you want there is sure to be a ‘plugin’ for it. But one thing that has eluded me was how to get rid of the comment boxes on the pages – until now.
Any other WordPress expert will say “Didn’t you know how to do that?”, but my previous exploits had managed to eliminate comment boxes everywhere, including the ones after posts, which is not a good idea when you are trying to encourage interaction with your readers.
And now I’ve learned that all I have to do is to insert ‘//’ within a specific part of the code and voilá, all the page comment boxes disappear! How wonderful!
But the Fairy Blog Mother is forever practical, and she set about to cure this problem in WordPress.com blogs where it is not possible to ‘go behind the scenes’ to look at and change the code. After a bit of searching I found a site that presented the solution, but in a method so confusing many minutes were spent looking blandly at the screen wondering what the instructions meant.
But once I had fathomed it out, made it work and finished dancing around the room, the next step was to write a blog post about it so I could tell more people how to remove the comment boxes in blog pages within WordPress.com. How gratifying it was to get a comment thanking me for posting this up, as the recipient had been looking for that solution for ages too! My main objective had been met, to make another blogger’s life better than it had been before, and it was a good feeling.
The Fairy Blog Mother was created to explain all aspects of blogging in the simplest of terms to bloggers of all capabilities. And she enjoys it very much when a new concept is learned and put to good use, so that blogs everywhere can be improved. Take a look to see if there is a visual e-course that answers your problems, and if there isn’t, email the Fairy Blog Mother so she can write one especially for you!