Fix The Blogger Comment Form Message Below Threaded Comments Error On Blogger | Spice Up Your Blog

Posted : Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Post Author : Paul Crowe | 49 comments

Blogger Comment Bubble Logo iconThere have been a number of knock on effects to the recent addition of Threaded comment replies on Blogger.Basically some of the features that were available to the now old comment from no longer work or don’t work in the same way.One of the things that changed since the addition of threaded comment reply option on Blogger is the ‘Comment Form Message’.The comment form message for those not familiar with it is a message you can add above the comment from.Many bloggers used this to display some comment rules or a thanks for commenting message.

OK so what has happened – The comment form message is displayed above the comment form, however since the change to threaded comments once a comment is added the message moves to below the form.This in many ways defeats the purpose, people will be less likely to see the message below the comment form.Personally I add a message to subscribe to comments and this is Important as commenter’s will be notified by Email when someone replies.

So whats the fix – There does not seem to be a direct fix for it but the guys at DuyPham have come up with a work around which I will show you below.

Move Comment Form Message Above Comments


Remember Always Back Up Your Template Before You Make Changes – How To Back Up A Blogger Template

Step 1. In Your (New Design) Blogger Dashboard Click The Drop Down Menu For Your Blog > Choose Template > Then Edit Html > Now Proceed > Tick The Expand Widget Templates Box as shown in the video Below :

Step 2. Find the following piece of code in your blogs Html : (Click Ctrl and F for a search bar to help find the code – How To Find Code In Blogger Template Template)

  • <b:includable id=’threaded-comment-form’ var=’post’>

Once you have found this we need to make two changes to the code below it.

In the image below you can see the code you found highlighted in yellow, the section of code we need to make changes to circled in red.

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A) First Circled in red we see <b:else/> after it add <div id=’threaded-comment-form’> .

B) Second Circled in red we see </b:if> before it we add </ Div>

Once done it will look as in the image below :

OK once your sure you have that right we have one last step.

Step 3. Find the following piece of code in your blogs Html : (Click Ctrl and F for a search bar to help find the code – How To Find Code In Blogger Template Template)

  • document.getElementById(domId).insertBefore(replybox, null);

Step 4. Now Replace it with the code below

  • document.getElementById (domId). insertBefore (document.getElementById (‘threaded-comment-form’), null);

Now save your template.With that done your comment form message will always be above the comment form.All thanks go to DuyPham.Make sure to check out more of our Comments related tips.

49 comments:

  1. Hi!, i know this has nothing to do.. but tried looking into your tw account but it seems you don’t answer things there. Anyway, i was looking for a “Popular Post” code like you have at the end of this site. Can you show me where i could find it? i’ve tried a few but none worked. i use blogger. thanks!

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  2. Laura, I check my Twitter account every day must have missed your message ?

    I actually use the default Popular Post gadget on Blogger.Go to your layout > Add a gadget > choose popular posts from the list.

    The only change I have made is to add Css to make the thumbnails round.

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  4. Thanks, this has annoyed me since they added the threaded comments! Works great, just have to remove the space in the

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  5. Jon, what space do you say needs to be removed ?

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  6. need to remove the space from div in step 2 , section B
    I cant use html in comments so get it ur self

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  8. Hi

    I am getting this error while putting the same code
    We’re sorry, but we were unable to complete your request.
    When reporting this error to Blogger Support or on the Blogger Help Group, please:
    Describe what you were doing when you got this error.
    Provide the following error code.
    bX-muby86
    This information will help us to track down your specific problem and fix it! We apologize for the inconvenience.

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  9. Sorry to hear it Vande, those bx errors are a pain.Retry again or maybe try in a differant browser.So if your using Internet Explorer try Firefox or Chrome ect..

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  10. i had the same problem too and im using chrome. how to fix it?

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  12. Buy Pinterest FollowersJune 20, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    Its rally very nice article.How can i block a user from commenting on my posts on blogger blog and on my youtube videos?

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  13. I don’t know of a way to block users from commenting.Make sure to mark their comments as spam on both blogger and youtube.

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  15. Post is good but i was more attracted towards those borders around video. did you do it by HTML ?

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  16. Ankit, I use HTML, an Image and set the video to fit inside the image.I will have a tutorial on it in the future with a selection of Video backgrounds.

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  18. nice article thank you for sharing. most of the bloggers suffer with this error and this post help them a lot.

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  19. wow, it works. thank you for the tutorial πŸ˜€

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  20. Hey!

    IΒ΄m trying to fix so the date comments and categories will be like this, below the post titel

    Fix The Blogger Comment Form Message Below Threaded Comments Error On Blogger
    Posted : Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Post Author : Paul Crowe | Categories: Blogger, Comments, Tutorials

    and do some one know if you can change the categories name?

    Please help me! πŸ™‚

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  22. Hi Paul,
    I follow you tutorial but doesn’t seem to work for me. Please help. One probable error in your tutorial. will it be Div or div

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  23. Hello Dear Admin.
    I started a new blog with Education niche and i have a lot of Blogger widgets and Template hacks from your website.Your website is very helpful to me.
    But know i am having a problem dear sir.I am not getting comment form on my blog.I tried a lot but could not get the solution.Plz have a view on my blog plz.
    http//www.eduways.in

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  24. First make sure you have them turned on.Go to your settings > posts and comments and under Comment Location set it to embedded.

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  26. I am unable to find this fist series of the piece of coding

    OK once your sure you have that right we have one last step.

    Step 3. Find the following piece of code in your blogs Html : (Click Ctrl and F for a search bar to help find the code – How To Find Code In Blogger Template Template)
    document.getElementById(domId).insertBefore(replybox, null);

    Step 4. Now Replace it with the code below
    document.getElementById (domId). insertBefore (document.getElementById (‘threaded-comment-form’), null);

    Any other way I can do this?

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  27. thanks for share this πŸ™‚

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  28. thank you so much….

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  29. Its realy works. thanks to blog admin

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  30. Robyn @ Robynβ™₯s NestSeptember 2, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    I kept getting an error message: Error parsing XML, line 1279, column 7: The element type “div” must be terminated by the matching end-tag “”.

    Apparently, my template didn’t like that you had a space between the / and Div as well as a capital D. So instead of cutting/pasting your exact text, I typed it myself removing the space and changing the capital to a lower case.

    I appreciate your blogger tips very much. Thank you.

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  31. yes, removing the space before between / and div will fix the error.

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  32. Thanks for this. I was getting that error as well. πŸ™‚

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  33. There are lot of people who are facing the same problem again and again. So don’t you think anyone should have to post the solution for this problem???

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  34. Me too to the parsing error – thanks for the fix!

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  36. Its realy works,thanks for share this.

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  37. great post thanks working for my blog

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  38. statement of purpose writingSeptember 14, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    so nice really very helpful post.

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  39. Jenn @ Peas and CrayonsOctober 1, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Hi! I’m having an awful problem with the comments actually visually overlapping the comment box. The placement seems to have gotten crowded and I’m not sure what I can do code-wise to fix it. I can send you a screen shot if you’re curious! Thanks so much for your help!

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  40. thanks bro, it’s a great help!

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  41. cool thanks..-

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  42. thnks sir

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  43. virtual tours providerJanuary 21, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Thanks for sharing wonderful useful Post is good blog.i was more attracted towards those borders around video. It is just awesome.

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  44. Thank you SO MUCH! I had to read through the comments to see if there was any fixes to the error I received the first time around, but after taking out the space and making a lowercase D, it worked perfectly. Thank you again – I’ve pinned it on Pinterest.

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  45. moving service chicagoMarch 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    This is a really good post. Must admit that you are amongst the best bloggers I have read.Thanks for posting this informative article.

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  46. This really helped, thank you! Was a little frustrated when I kept getting an error, until I realized I had to get rid of a space in the coding.

    Michelle
    The Girly Gamer

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  47. I tried using your idea to add my comment form above the comments but its not working. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Also I tried getting on contact with you to send the what blogger said but the comment box wouldn’t let me. Can you please help I have been trying to fix this for weeks still doesn’t work. Thank you so much for your generosity.

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  48. thanks.. i added to my blog

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  49. This was an error that often bugged me. Thanks for the fix. Anyway nice website and articles. Bye.

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  50. Flip2Tasty SupportJuly 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    This didn’t work for me. I implemented it exactly as specified and my comment form appeared where it always is.

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  51. Thanks Crowe this is what i was looking from a month lol anyways Thankyou very much for this solution!

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  52. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!! I could NOT find anything to help fix this problem until I found your post. πŸ™‚ Ok, so the ONLY issue I had was that you put ” Div”. However, it should be “div”. It would not allow me to have a space and the capital D. Just FYI. Thanks again!!

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  53. Thank you!!!

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  54. Chic Out of TownMay 28, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Can you do an updated post on how to do this tutorial on the new template designer ?

    CHIC OUT OF TOWN

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  55. OMG That was driving me nuts! Thanks a lot for this post! πŸ™‚

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  56. Nice post Thanks Alote

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