I ran into this issue this morning, the comment form wasn’t showing up. I was using a custom comment template and I thought that there might be some issue with the custom template. So I tried with default template but the result was same. After googling for a while, I’ve found the workaround. Here is the solution for you
error_reporting(0); //see later to understand why it is here
$post_id = $_REQUEST[‘id’];
$post = get_post( $post_id);
setup_postdata( $post );
The code above registers an ajax callback for accepting GET/POST calls at “/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=single&id=” and display the single post using the template file located at “templates/single.php” in your current theme.
Now, in the “templates/single.php” you must include the following code-block at the top to make sure the comments_template() function work
$withcomments = true;
Anyway, it was also mentioned in the codex like this, but I was confused as I thought it was actually inside the “single display” at first 🙂
Loads the comment template. For use in single Post and Page displays. Will not work outside of single displays unless $withcomments is set to 1.
By the way, that error_reporting(0) line is there to suppress a deprecated notice which says that your theme is missing “comments.php” even if it’s there.
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