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comments on static pages

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:52 pm
by George
just wondered if anyone has added comments on static pages ?

Re: comments on static pages

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:01 pm
by Arvid
Someone has indeed :)

Although static pages can not be commented in vanilla FlatPress, you may add the Disqus comment system - this works for entries and static pages. See our wiki for details :)

All the best,
Arvid

Re: comments on static pages

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:28 am
by George
Ive looked at that but would prefer the flatpress system, any ideas ?

Re: comments on static pages

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:54 am
by virtualsky
At first I was going to say, "couldn't you just alter the php to include the 'comments' portion from the blog entry sheet into the static page sheet", but then I took a close look at the file structure. From what I can see, all of the static pages are stored as .txt files within the same sub-folder. While comments, on the other hand, are stored within a sub-folder under the folders created for each individual blog entry. So, obviously that first idea wouldn't work.

The only way that I can thing of to add comments to a static page (within the confines of vanilla Flatpress as it is today) is to create a companion blog entry for each static page. Then, at the bottom of the static page, you include a link to the corresponding blog entry page, where the visitor could then add a comment. Not very graceful, I know.

Re: comments on static pages

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:41 pm
by George
thanks,i did it but much easier than that, my flatpress has two instances running. the first is only for the front/home page. the second is the main site.
so in the main site i edited static.pl and added a link to the home site. it isnt clean but it works :)

Re: comments on static pages

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:12 pm
by virtualsky
Ah yes, I see what you did there. Good thinking!

Re: comments on static pages

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:13 pm
by WineMan
I don't know if you're aware of this or not, but on your home page at the bottom there is an error message. Here is what it says:

Server Uptime 17:10:08 up 8 days, 7:50, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Warning: Undefined array key 1 in /home/.sites/site2/wwwroot/web/odds/uptime2.php on line 4

Re: comments on static pages

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:05 pm
by George
WineMan wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:13 pm I don't know if you're aware of this or not, but on your home page at the bottom there is an error message. Here is what it says:

Server Uptime 17:10:08 up 8 days, 7:50, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Warning: Undefined array key 1 in /home/.sites/site2/wwwroot/web/odds/uptime2.php on line 4
thanks for heads up :) i think its now fixed