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 (main page, label search retrieval, or archives view), 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, the main page view would be unacceptably long and complex. And coding for the form would be impossible.
To avoid an unbearably messy main page view, each individual post in main page view is followed by the comment count for that post, as a link caption.
When you click on a 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 "Full page" form, as part of the individual post page.
- The "Pop-up window" form, in a popup window.
- The "Embedded below post" form, appearing beneath the individual 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.