Can’t reply to topics

There might be several reasons for this. When viewing a topic, the comment fields aren’t visible so it’s not possible to respond to the topic.

Possibilities include:

  • Your theme template doesn’t include comments. Try switching to a standard theme like Twenty Sixteen temporarily.
  • You have comments enabled. Go to Settings > Discussion to enable.
  • You have incorrect roles set for viewer / poster. Go to Discussion Board > Settings > User to ensure that users have the capability to view and post.