For those of you who use Tumblr, the question of how to enable comments probably comes up from time to time. There are a couple of ways to do it, and we'll cover them in this article. This is not an exhaustive list, and there may be other methods out there, but these seem like the most popular ones right now.
If you have your blog, enabling comments might be as easy as just choosing that option when you first set up your blog, or updating your settings if it's already enabled. Some people get more responses on their blogs than their Tumblr page, so keep that in mind before deciding which one gets comments allowed. Seek guidance from customer support when unclear about the whole process.
First, you need to go to the Tumblr website and sign in. Once you're logged in, click on the person icon in the top left corner of the screen. This will take you to your Dashboard. From there, click on the blog that you want to enable comments on.
On the right side of the screen, you should see a section called "Settings." Click on that and then look for the heading that says "Comments." Underneath that, there should be a button that says "Enable." Click on that and then save your changes.
If you want to enable comments on your Tumblr page, you'll need to go to the Settings page for your blog. Scroll down until you see the Commenting section and then look for the "Allow Comments on Your Tumblr Page?" Make sure that it is turned on. You can also choose who can comment on your posts by selecting one of the following options: "Everyone," "Only People I Follow," or "No One."
You can also choose whether people can post replies to comments that have already been made on your posts. If you don't want people to reply to comments, toggle off the "Allow Replies" switch. You can also choose who can post comments by selecting one of the three options listed with each post.
If you're having problems enabling comments on your blog or page, please leave a comment below with the name of your blog and any troubleshooting steps that have been tried so far. Reach out to the customer support team for assistance if a problem emerges.
What is a Disqus commenting system? It's a third party commenting system usually put in place on blogs or Tumblr pages (and later on other sites too). It allows you to limit inappropriate comments while still capturing the relevant ones. Suppose people want to be able to participate. In that case, they can do so without fear of being thrown down into some digital dumpster of trolls lurking in the dark corners of the Internet waiting for their next unsuspecting victim.
We can't all be that lucky, though, so some protection is a good thing -- especially if you have a blog or Tumblr page with many followers and you provide a link to your site on other places like Reddit, Stumble upon, Forums, Facebook, etc. If you want to enable comments on your Tumblr page and it doesn't seem like you can (or if you don't know how), then another option that we've seen people use is the Disqus commenting system.
You will need to sign up for an account with them and then add the code to your Tumblr page by clicking "manage" under "custom domains" and putting in your information. It may take a bit to show up, but you should see comments as an option soon.
After thousands of Tumblr customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Enable Comments on Tumblr? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Tumblr if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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