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#1 2020-07-25 18:56:11

afoster
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Comment Modules

I just installed the newest (4.82) Textpattern on my local hard drive to test it out and installation went very smoothly. I wrote a test article, even added an image and posted it to the site again, with no problem. I then noticed that there are two comments module below the article. Did I miss a setting somewhere or should there be two modules there, and if so why?

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#2 2020-07-25 19:03:24

Bloke
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Re: Comment Modules

Hi and welcome to Textpattern.

The doubling usually comes about because of the way the comments are set to display in your template that clashes with a legacy setting in Admin>Preferences. In the Comments area of the Preferences panel, look for Automatically append comments to articles? and turn it off.

It should be off by default, but sounds like it’s on for some reason, which can account for the double posting of comments.

Hope that helps. But shout back if not and we can delve deeper.


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#3 2020-07-25 21:02:25

afoster
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Re: Comment Modules

Yep, that fixed it. Thanks for your quick response. One other question and perhaps this does not belong on this thread…How can I place a corder around the comment module that is displayed so that it sticks out more. I assume this would be done in a css file?

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#4 2020-07-26 00:40:38

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Re: Comment Modules

afoster wrote #324849:

How can I place a corder around the comment module that is displayed so that it sticks out more. I assume this would be done in a css file?

yes you need to apply some css modifications to achieve the styling you wish


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#5 2020-07-26 00:49:46

afoster
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Re: Comment Modules

Thanks bici…where are the css files? I haven’t been able to find them. Perhaps you can also tell me how to add a menu item next to Home/Articles in the navigation banner?

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#6 2020-07-26 02:59:40

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Re: Comment Modules

afoster wrote #324852:

Thanks bici…where are the css files? I haven’t been able to find them. Perhaps you can also tell me how to add a menu item next to Home/Articles in the navigation banner?

css file can either be used under the Admin interface Presentation / Styles .

Or you can use an external file and you would need to point to it from a Miscellaneous Form called for example Meta_head

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/assets/css/mycutsom.css" type="text/css">

this is one way


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#7 2020-07-26 03:52:45

afoster
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Re: Comment Modules

Thanks again bici for your response. While I really like this CMS, I having quite a bit of trouble figuring out how to make changes/additions. I guess I need more testing and reading documentation.

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#8 2020-07-26 04:40:41

colak
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Re: Comment Modules

afoster wrote #324855:

Thanks again bici for your response. While I really like this CMS, I having quite a bit of trouble figuring out how to make changes/additions. I guess I need more testing and reading documentation.

Hi and welcome to txp.
Whatever you need to change regarding db calls, layout, and styles, is under the presentation tab (pages, forms, and css).

Do feel free to ask for any clarifications you may need. There is always someone around here who will be able to help.


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#9 2020-07-26 05:56:27

Bloke
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Re: Comment Modules

afoster wrote #324855:

having quite a bit of trouble figuring out how to make changes/additions. I guess I need more testing and reading documentation.

Try Textpattern in two minutes which gives an overview of how things fit together, with plenty of links to docs for further reading.


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#10 2020-07-26 21:22:36

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Re: Comment Modules

afoster wrote #324852:

Thanks bici…where are the css files? I haven’t been able to find them. Perhaps you can also tell me how to add a menu item next to Home/Articles in the navigation banner?

It’s a bit dated but this tutorial will help you grasp Textpattern \\


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