[theme-reviewers] Comments are disabled notices

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Wed Oct 5 19:59:03 UTC 2011

Good thoughts, Ian.

I would even throw out for consideration the idea that displaying such a
notice at all might be best left as a design decision - at least, on Blog
Posts. (I think the reasoning is sound for *prohibiting* such notices on
static Pages.)


On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 2:50 PM, Ian Stewart <ian at iandanielstewart.com>wrote:

> With our recent themes (and some of our older themes) on WordPress.com
> we've chosen to only show 'comment are disabled' notices on posts that
> actually have comments and hiding it if ( comments_open() || ( '0' !=
> get_comments_number() && ! comments_open() ) ).
> Showing it otherwise makes the 'comments are disabled' notices a bug for
> anyone wanting to use WordPress as a CMS or a Gruberesque blog. It's
> unnecessary for blog posts that have comments turned off AND also don't have
> any comments. It really only makes sense for posts with comments that also
> have new comments turned off. In that case, it's helpful to explain where
> the comment form went. Otherwise, it's kinda weird and annoying.
> Ian
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