Showing a Hint on Where to Post a Comment

Dear Friend,

Nanny22girls from Google Help Groups: Customizing Templates
asks if she could reword the comment line at the end of each post in index pages to say "Leave a comment here", along with the number of comments.

After looking into it, here is my quick fix:

In Template->Edit Html, check on "Expand Widget Templates" to view the entire template. Then, locate <b:includable id='post' var='post'>, and keep scrolling down to see this:

<span class='post-comment-link'>
        <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>

          <b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'>
            <a class='comment-link' 
expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'>
          <b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 1'>1 


You are going to replace the code in bold with this code:

<b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'>
  <b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 1'>1 
  <a class='comment-link' expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' 
expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'>Leave your comment here</a>

Notice there is a space at the end of "1" before the code goes to the next line, and the same thing happens with the <data:post.numComments/>. If you don't leave a space, then there won't be a space between the number and the word comment (or comments.) Notice I fix the "1 Comments" bug too.

Here is the result:

and the "1 comments" bug:

I think this enhancement really makes commenting more easier, since the link on where to add your comment now is easier to look for.

Have a nice day,

Hoctro (9/2006)