How do I get the comment section to use my Artisteer Theme?


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Chris

Posted: 9/18/2013
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Hi,

I currently have a problem with the comment section on my page. I created a blog section on my site where I would like to enable comments. But I can't figure out how to put the design (like background, Font,...) on there. When I press Leave comment, there is still the default WP design (white background). I searched the forum here, but I haven't found an answer. Is this something I can change in Artisteer or is it a setting on my WP page?

Br,
Chris
 
Nick

Posted: 9/20/2013
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Hi Chris,

You can format the comments section from the Controls menu.

Controls -> Comments.

There are tons of choices for the comment section there...
 
Chris

Posted: 9/21/2013
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Quote Nick:

Hi Chris,

You can format the comments section from the Controls menu.

Controls -> Comments.

There are tons of choices for the comment section there...

Hi Nick,
thanks for your answer! Yes, I found the Controls menu, but I checked there already. In Artisteer it looks fine, with the same background colour and so on. But when I export it (Wordpress) my site doesn't use the theme on the comment section it looks again plain white. It looks like this screenshot:
http://img149.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=794981783_comments_screenshot_122_67lo.jpg
I don't know how to fix that. :(
 
Nick

Posted: 9/21/2013
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Hi Chris,

Posting the screenshot helped me in guessing what went wrong. First of all, I have never experienced this. Meaning, whichever way I format the comments section, that's exactly how they show up in my Wordpress sites.

Now, why is the screenshot important? Because I see a drop down with a "Wordpress Account" selected for it. This is not part of an Artisteer made theme, thus it is an indication that it is displayed by a plugin. Furthermore, I'm guessing that this particular plugin, or some other plugin is overwriting the CSS values for the comments section. So, this is what you have to do.

1. First of all, test to see if the comments section is configured the way you formatted it in Artisteer. Either install the theme in a fresh WP installation, and have no plugins installed, or disable all the plugins from this particular web site. Having localized development environments really help things up. I use usbwebser, ans ampps, and there are many other solutions out there.

2. Now start activating the installed plugins one by one, and see which one is causing the conflict. Once you determine the culprit plugin, look if the plugin has a css file of it's own, You need to either disable that, or modify it, so the themes styles will be in effect. If you can't do that, then you have a decision to make. Either don't use that plugin, have the comments section shown as you planned with Artisteer, or keep using the plugin, and lose your styled comments section.

I hope you find a good solution for your problem, but this is not an Artisteer bug, or error, it is a plugin conflict with your theme, that needs to be resolved one way or another.
 
Chris

Posted: 9/22/2013
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Quote Nick:

Hi Chris,

Posting the screenshot helped me in guessing what went wrong. (...)


Hi Nick,

many many thanks! As soon as I read your message I knew which plugin(s) we are talking about. I never used comments on my site, so I didn't saw some plugins are affecting my theme. I used the plugins Social and Twitter Tools, because I wanted to show my twitter feed in a box on the right on my main page. I deactived them and whoomp there it is - the comments are now using my theme. 8-) I barely used Twitter all along, so I will keep the plugins deactived for the moment. Again many thanks for pointing me out where and what I have to look for! :-)

Best regards,
Chris
 
Sofwaan

Posted: 5/1/2017
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hi

i created a website with artisteer and added a blog section as well. when my site is live, i cant seem to type in the comment section.