Ok, this is beginning to annoy me…

This is really beginning to annoy me now. What is the problem? Well, it’s a bit complicated, but I’ll give it a go.

Now, the trouble is, if you want to have comments enabled on a blog (provided by blogger), you have to have individual post pages available. So, if you want to make a comment, you have to go to that post’s individual page here (if you click on the date and time below each message, it’s a link to that — although as and when it starts to work I’ll make that a bit clearer).

It doesn’t work at the moment though, because on my website I use includes. Includes usually work fine, EXCEPT that you have to specify a relative path when you’re including something. For example, you can say include “../includes/file.include” but you can’t say include “www.webserver.com/file.include”

There are good reasons for this, but unfortunately as blogger have the (sensible) habit of making subdirectories according to year and month, then it doesn’t work. Especially as you can’t define templates for individual posts, it just uses the general blog template.

So, at the moment I have two options open to me, if I want to use the blogger comments: (1) use another template for the blog and make it less integrated with the site; (2) email Blogger and ask them to provide a template for individual pages.

I could go back to the old home-made comments system I did have, but to be honest I’d rather not! I didn’t like it much, and I can’t be bothered to make it better (there’s dedication for you).

I’ll let you know how I get on.


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