Showing Hint under the Title to View a Page With Comments

Dear Friend,

My friend Carlos asks me how to let readers to see posts with comments. I think this is not possible while a viewer is seeing a label or archived query, or if he or she is looking at the home page. I guess the technical reason why Blogger in Beta didn't implement that, is just simply try to avoid a potentially large stream of data to arrive to the viewer's PC. Imagine a situation where you query a category that has 20 posts in each, each post with 20-30 comments. It'll take quite a while to display that page to your screen.

My work-around to this would be to give a hint to the reader to click on the title of the post in order for him or her to read both the full post and the comments.

If you like this solution, then follow these simple steps:

1. Locate the Blog1 widget

<b:widget id='Blog1' locked='false' title='Blog Posts' type='Blog'>

then the includable named "post"

<b:includable id='post' var='post'>

2. Insert the seven lines in bold to the code. What this does is to check if you're allowing comment for a post, your post has at least one comment ( !=0 ), and you are not on the full post (item) page, then insert the hint. Feel free to use your HTML expertise to alter the simple tags I have, or change the text to become clearer.

<b:includable id='post' var='post'>
  <div class='post uncustomized-post-template'>
    <a expr:name=''/>
    <b:if cond='data:post.title'>
      <h3 class='post-title'>
      <b:if cond='data:post.url'>
        <a expr:href='data:post.url'><data:post.title/></a>

      <b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'>
        <b:if cond='data:post.numComments != 0'>
          <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>
            <div><i>(For full text with comments please click on the title)</i></div>


I apply this fix to my webpage, so you can see how this works.

Have a wonderful day,