This was a long requested feature - and many bloggers added it to their blogs, as soon as the option was presented to us.
Some blog owners like this feature so much, that they request its availability inappropriately. They prefer that the comments, accompanied by the comment entry form, should be visible when the blog is opened, in main page view.
I would like all comments, and the comment form, to be shown underneath the relevant post, automatically, for everyone to read without clicking on the number of comments link.And this is not how embedded comments work.
When you view a blog in an index page (archives retrieval, label search, or main page), you have a number of posts displayed, one above the next.
The embedded comment form was designed to appear at the bottom of the page. With both comments and the comment form appearing below each post, an index page would be unacceptably long and complex. And coding for the form would be impossible.
To avoid an unbearably messy index page, each individual post, on an index page, is followed by the comment count for that post, as a link caption.
When you click on an index page comments count link, you then see the comment entry form itself. The form presentation varies according to comment entry style, as chosen by the blog owner - and includes the latest comments for the post.
- The "Embedded below post" form, appearing beneath the individual post.
- The "Full page" form, in a full page display, separate from the post.
- The "Pop-up window" form, in a popup window, separate from the post.
With the "Full page" or "Pop-up window" form, the comments will also display beneath the individual post. You then click on "Post a comment", at the very bottom of the comments, to see the comments again listed, with the comment form.
This blog, right now, uses the full page form. Since this post uses a Jump Break, you are now looking at the individual post page. Look at the bottom of this post, and at the very bottom of the comments, for the link "Post a comment". Click on "Post a comment", and you will see the full page comment form, for this post.
If you wish for your readers to have the existing comments, and the comment form, immediately visible under the posts, you can use Jump Break to present an excerpt of each post in main page view. This will force your reader to read the complete post in individual post page view - and the existing comments and the comment form will be immediately visible.