Change Post A Comment - Link and Text From Blogger/BlogSpot Blogs

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If you think that the phrase "Post A Comment" looks too old on your blog, then here's a simple hack to replace it with your own words.

If you are not using the embedded comment form, then there will be a link "Post A Comment" on your blog. And if you are using the embedded comment form in your blog, then there wouldn't be a "Post A Comment" link in your blog, But you it will be present as simple TEXT, just above the comment box.

To replace the phrase, follow these steps:
Log in to Blogger.com, then go to Layout and click on Edit HTML tab.

Now mark the Expand Widget Templates

Find (CTRL+F) these code (RED) lines in your template code:
<a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><data:postCommentMsg/></a>
and this one too:
<h4 id='comment-post-message'><data:postCommentMsg/></h4>

Now replace the code in RED color, with whatever text you want, like "Sign The Guest book" etc.

And to use any other font/image instead of simple text, create a small image with your new message, upload it to Tinypic to get the DIRECT LINK to this image.
Now replace the code highlighted in RED color with this code:
<img src="http://tinypic.com/***/DIRECT_LINK_TO_YOUR_NEW_IMAGE.jpg"/>
and finally save the template.

Image credits: DryIcons.com

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March 10, 2009 5:28 PM delete

it didnt work.. said there should be a matching end xml tag :(

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March 11, 2009 2:02 AM delete

Dude simply delete the code in red and write anything over there, it shouldn't give any error !

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April 25, 2009 4:17 PM delete

Can you tell me how to reposition the "Post a Comment" link please. I need to increase the margin but I can't find the code that applies to that link.

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April 25, 2009 4:40 PM delete

Hi Edie,

Keep the red part in the code above (in the post) between the div tags, like this:

<h4 id='comment-post-message'><div style="text-align: right;"><data:postCommentMsg/></div></h4>

You can similarly change other font styles too, I hope you got it !

Regards
Sai

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April 25, 2009 7:46 PM delete

Hi Sai!

Thanks for your quick response. I did that but it didn't work. Here is my copied code. I replaced the brackets with () for the purpose of this comment field box. They are brackets in the actual code.

(h4 id='comment-post-message')(div style='text-align: right;'/)(data:postCommentMsg/)(/h4)

Here is a link to the page.
http://rgcreate.blogspot.com/2008/08/blockquote-post.html

What I have been trying to do is get the "Post a Comment" link to move over to the right. If I could set a margin of 20px that would do it but nothing I have tried has worked.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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April 25, 2009 8:20 PM delete

Shouldn't this code work in the Head

#comments-block .comment-post-message {
margin-$startSide: 20px;
}

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April 25, 2009 8:29 PM delete

Sorry for so many comments. I saw my error in the code you gave me and tried it again as follows. Again substituting <> for ().

(h4 id='comment-post-message')(div style='text-align: right;')(data:postCommentMsg/)(/div)(/h4)

Still didn't work. :((

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April 26, 2009 7:35 AM delete

Hmmm, okay try this code, I have tried this method on this blog itself...

<h4 id='comment-post-message'><div style="text-align: right;">Post A Comment</div></h4>

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April 30, 2009 4:56 AM delete

Okay....then first delete the code in red (<data:postCommentMsg/>), and something different like "Share Your Views" or "Please Comment" etc. & check if you are editing the right code or not...
And if it is not changing the text after saving the template, then there might be some other code in the template....

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May 02, 2009 1:18 AM delete

Ha! That's the problem!

I have not been able to find the code that applies to this. All the other text in that area is controled by the #comments-block or #blog-pager code but this one link won't budge no matter what I do.

If you think you know where I should look please share, but if not then don't worry about it. I will play with it some more. I appreciate your help!

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Sai
May 02, 2009 4:07 AM delete

Ohk...you are talking about the "link" ?...

Then it is the first code in the post:
<a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><data:postCommentMsg/></a>Try to change the 'data:' thing in this code...and see if the link changes...

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June 26, 2009 12:56 AM delete

Thanks for the post and i think this is a very useful tips to change post a comments. I hope blogger like to change this.

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July 30, 2009 3:40 AM delete

Hey, thank you for replay me, But i want to become more easier to write a comment. Because my comment can not published. I can not see repeat word line, do u understand me?

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Sai
July 30, 2009 3:46 AM delete

@ Золоогийн блог

Couldn't get your problem, can you please rephrase your sentence and if possible show me the problem in your blog...

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Manish
August 16, 2009 4:47 AM delete

Hi nice one girl :)

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September 02, 2009 7:39 PM delete

Could you help me? I deleted the feature post a commment, however when I open an individual post, I still get a Post a Comment text? How can I delete it?

Example here
http://festivalentrecuerdas-fotos2009.blogspot.com/2009/09/nora-buschmann.html


thanks.

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September 12, 2009 2:14 AM delete This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
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September 29, 2009 9:59 AM delete

Hi Divya Sai,

How do I increase the "post a comment" font(link) size? if it is little bigger then readers may interested to post comment.

Thanks
Giri

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September 29, 2009 10:21 AM delete

Hey Giri,

Instead of the code in RED, use this code:

<span style="font-size: 15px;">Post A Comment</span>

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September 29, 2009 1:46 PM delete

Divya Sai,

Great! its work fine.

Thanks for ur fast reply

Giri

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Anonymous
October 11, 2009 4:48 AM delete

please can anyone help me here. I want to link a file from my blog. what are the steps please.

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November 25, 2009 4:47 AM delete

Can u tell me how to change the text after the comment post
"Your comment was published. "

To My own Word............................ URGENT

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November 25, 2009 5:11 AM delete

That's controlled by Blogger, you cannot change it, but you may have a look on these new comment forms...highly customizable:
New Comment Forms For Blogger Blogs

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December 10, 2009 8:33 AM delete

Okay, thanks for the tips. But, how to change the font style and add cool graphic like you do in here? I means, in here you change "post a comment" to be "Share your views", and before that there is a pic on it. How to do it? Also, I would be very grateful if you willing to fill a survey about mymymy at http://www.keyr.com/analysis/mymymy.html. This is for a research. Thanks. Don't forget answering my question, okay? :D

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December 10, 2009 8:51 AM delete

Actually I was already planning to update this post with what you asked for. So thanks to you, I just updated it...check out the last few lines of post...you'll get your answer.

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Liz
December 12, 2009 5:22 AM delete

Hello there. I'm having trouble with the codes. I can change the link name but for some reason it gives me an error message when i put the < img src=" "> code. This is the message:

Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The element type "img" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "".


Help?

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Liz
December 12, 2009 5:43 AM delete

Okay, solved the problem!

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December 12, 2009 5:58 AM delete

Thanks for mentioning the error Liz, I have corrected it in the post...

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Rico
December 14, 2009 6:09 AM delete

Hi, I love your site, mate. Nice topic too. I have few questions for you. Sorry if my question is little out of the topic. How can I limit the number of comments available in one post? Example, I want to limit that after 40 comments, there is no possibility to post a new comment in this post. Since I found no post about that case in here. OR maybe I miss that one... Dunno about that. Thanks, Rico the erezione

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December 14, 2009 7:47 AM delete

Well that is only possible in WordPress Rico, that too it is limited by no. of days and not no. of comments.
But if you want you can do this manually. As soon as a post has 40 comments, edit it too and make commenting inactive in that particular post.

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Rico
December 14, 2009 12:49 PM delete

Thanks for the reply. So I must edit the html for the post? Is that what you mean? -Rico-

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December 14, 2009 1:13 PM delete

No not the HTML, right below the editor, click on "post options" and then select the option as highlighted in this screenshot:
http://i50.tinypic.com/34ep1y9.png

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December 15, 2009 4:24 AM delete

Thanks bro..... very helpful...
:X

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December 17, 2009 8:31 AM delete This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
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January 09, 2010 3:47 AM delete

hi.. new visitor in your site.. just want to ask if you know what to do, i hope you can.. i have a new blogsite, happyearningmoneyonline.blogspot.com, i got my template at eblogtemplates.com, add the gadgets that i want, afterall.. a blogger friend of mine told me that, my POST A COMMENT is not working, would you mine to help me.. please, thanks..

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January 17, 2010 7:14 PM delete

Hi, I am looking to move the comments link from the top of the post to the bottom. I have tried moving it around in code a number of times with no luck and my Layout screens shows it below the post, so I'm not sure why it's still at the top.
http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com

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January 24, 2010 3:31 AM delete

@Runtothefinish

Sorry for replying so late, but I think you have already done what you wanted to do in your blog, right?

cheers
Sai

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February 18, 2010 5:22 AM delete This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
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March 17, 2010 4:56 PM delete

hey sai, i've been searching for this tip. many many thanks.

cheers & regards

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April 05, 2010 9:17 AM delete

its good...and interesting

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June 21, 2010 4:23 PM delete

अत्रापि न मे वैफल्यम्।

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August 27, 2010 11:15 AM delete

Hello Sai o/

I'm ok with HTML but new to blogger codes, and I'm having serious problems with my comment form.. I made my template myself (i now think it was stupid because of all the problems lol) and now the comments are not working at all. It's reeally frustrating and I'm hopeless!

Could you maybe take a look at elinabur.blogspot.com and give me a hint of what should I do? I think I've added all the codes there should be for the form to work but no :(

Thanks for the blog, so happy I found it randomly with google!

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September 10, 2010 5:35 PM delete

i success change text comment with pic, thanks

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October 14, 2010 1:29 AM delete

Hey,I can't change the text to picture.It jz show me the direct link in the blog but not that picture...and I'm using photobucket to get the direct link,it is ok?

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October 14, 2010 5:32 AM delete

@❤郁金香❤

Just checked your blog, and the image is showing up correctly. I hope your problem is solved.

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October 22, 2010 1:56 PM delete

Hmmm, this didnt work for me. I changed all of the part in red to what I wanted the new comment form to say and it didnt change on my blog. Am I allowed to use a space in the code?

tunesandspoons.blogspot.com

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October 25, 2010 11:03 AM delete

thank you so much for answering the comment asking about changing the font size of the comment link...I have been searching everywhere trying to find out how to do this because people were telling me that they couldn't find the comment link on my blog. thank you, thank you! :-)

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October 31, 2010 3:32 PM delete

pleaz help me....i want to create a pop-up on my blog in easier way...how to do it?

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December 19, 2010 12:42 PM delete

This really good info here interesting, thank you very much.

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January 15, 2011 6:15 AM delete

hi Sai, meet again :). You got nice tips and they are easily understood. Dealing with comments form, can you tell me please how to embed the comments form inside the post body or so, like the way this blog comment form. What I want mean is I want it to have the same background like the post body. Can you tell me how? thanks a lot

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May 20, 2011 3:22 PM delete

I wish somebody would tell me that this same technique is still valid after the google panda update too. :(

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May 28, 2011 4:10 PM delete

How can I center the image? It worked, I changed the text instead an image, but I would like to center it. can someone tell me how to do it?

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June 26, 2011 10:28 AM delete

hey...ur comment form is amazing, all with smileys n lovely colors!!!can u plz tell me how to make it possible on my blog.... My blog id is http://yummy-bytes.blogspot.com/

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October 04, 2011 5:45 AM delete

Blogger has finally come up with the inline comment form.. nice to see more and more features getting added to blogger..I have also added the old comment form in my blog.company logo design

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October 09, 2011 3:24 AM delete

I loved reading your post. It's a lovely blog, and have great resources. Just keep it updated with fresh posts like this.

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October 09, 2011 6:35 AM delete

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October 09, 2011 7:44 AM delete

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October 09, 2011 1:35 PM delete

You really made the hard work simple ! :)

Thank you !

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December 29, 2011 3:02 AM delete

idky but this isn't working for me : (
i did everything exactly like you said and my picture link doesn't show up at all.

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February 10, 2012 7:27 AM delete

Thank you for this information sir, i am looking for this for a long time, im glad i found your "blogger customization help", keep on blogging. For me you are the bloger star, i even like the way you blog like the admin of bloggersentral.com, evertyhing about blogger was already in your blogs. Thank you so much.

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April 01, 2012 6:32 PM delete

I DID IT AT LAST,YOUR TUTORIAL WAS THE BEST!THANK YOU

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August 15, 2012 8:35 PM delete

I found 13 instances of this phrase in my HTML code. Do I need to replace all of them?

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October 02, 2012 12:20 AM delete

Hi,
I am at brandylowdesigns.blogspot.com.

I recently changed my template in Aug. and now I no longer show a box for comments after each post. I haven't been able to receive comments since end of July. People recently started emailing me telling me of the problem.
Also many people are trying to sign up to be a follower but it isn't working either.
I posted on Blogger forum but no one has answered me.
Can you help?

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