Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #3719

    First off, I love this theme! Very nicely done… I have a few questions/requests regarding the Comments section:

    1. Is there a way to display the Name, Email. Website part of the comment submission form in a standard list instead of tabs? My comments have been reduced since switching to this theme and I’m wondering if the form needs to be more obvious?

    2. In IE, if somebody doesn’t fill in all the required fields, they are taken to an error page that doesn’t allow them to go back to the form either through a link or through the browser… can this be addressed?

    3. Finally, I noticed after switching themes that my SPAM comments are reaching about 100 per day, where before I had very few… is there a way to add a captcha or something to the comment form? I tried added a module, but that put the captcha field below the submit field, which is confusing and causes the error issue mentioned in 2.

    Thanks for any assistance you can offer.

    #43441

    Hey,

    1.) In style.css (around line 1429) change this:

    .personal_data p {
    float: left;
    width: 33%;
    }

    to this:

    .personal_data p {
    width: 50%;
    }

    2.) This is a bug, but WP related rather than a fault of the theme. One solution would be to add client side validation to the theme (JS) so that the fields are checked and shows an error message if a required field is blank / not valid.

    3.) Are you running Akismet? If not activate it, you’ll see next to no spam. If you add a captcha, you’ll avoid automated spam, but might still get human spam. You might see the opposite of the desired effect because captchas are really annoying…

    James

    #43442

    Thank you, that worked great. Yes, I have Akismet loaded, (thank goodness), otherwise it would be a huge problem.

    #43443

    Glad that James could help you :)

    #43444

    Hi,

    I would like to change the comment’s design to the one you are using here in the forum, i.e. with no square around the avatars, so that the comments look sort of a comic-bubble. Where are changes to be made?

    Thank you.

    #43445

    Which theme are you using? Habitat?

    #43446

    Yes.

    #43447

    Add following code to style.css (at the very bottom):

    .gravatar{
    border-width: 0px !important;
    }

    #43448

    Wish I had more knowledge of css. :-) Thanks!

    #43449

    Glad that I could help you :)

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)

The topic ‘Changes to the Comments form’ is closed to new replies.