Blog Updates: Comment Form Under the Blog Post

This is what I have waited for so long. A comment form under my blog post. Actually this "new" feature was introduced by Blogger way back in June and I just discovered it at Blogger Buster last week.

I bet all of the bloggers using the Blogger platform has been longing for them to introduce this. Well, to be honest, I dislike their lame idea of  having the comment form to be separated from the post.

Feeling unhappy and unsatisfied I almost switch to another popular free blogging platform, WordPress, but I made up my mind not to. By default the WordPress blog platform has the comment form embedded below the blog post. Brainstorming for any possible outcome, I came up with a "brilliant" idea which is by changing my original blog template to a customized template specifically design for WordPress platform and hoping that the comment form to appear beneath. Unfortunately it doesn't work out as what I have thought, Blogger doesn't recognize their codings for the comment form.

Okay, enough with the talking. So how can I have that "stuff" in my blog too?

First of all, you have to logged on into Blogger in Draft to enable this feature. Note that this feature will only work through Blogger in Draft's dashboard NOT your default Blogger dashboard.

As you've logged in into the dashboard, click on Setting>Comments and look for the "Comment form placement" setting. To enable and display the comment under your blog, check the "Embedded below post" setting.

So now, you're done. You'll have the new comment feature placed below your blog post. Well done!!!

"But how come I still don't have it?"

They're two possibilities why the comment feature is NOT displayed:
1. You enabled the setting through your default dashboard.
2. You're using customized blog template.

For those who're using customized blog template like me, be rest assured, thanks a lot to Blogger Buster for their tips. You just need to do a bit of "cut and paste" in you template's coding.

A very simple step, on your dashboard click Layout>Edit HTML and check the "Expand widget templates" box. Then search for this code below:
<p class='comment-footer'>
        <a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><data:postCommentMsg/></a>

And replace it with the codding below:
<p class='comment-footer'> <b:if cond='data:post.embedCommentForm'> <b:include data='post' name='comment-form'/> <b:else/> <b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'> <a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><data:postCommentMsg/></a> </b:if> </b:if> </p>
Then save your new coding. Now you should be able to see the comment form below your blog post.

Some of you may not have the same coding as mine, the trick is try to look for
<p class='comment-footer'>
If you still experience problem please check out Blogger Buster for the other method.

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