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When checking my Blogger account I can see that there are some comments on the posts. Most have just one comment - which I'm sure are the "ping back" comment from me sharing the post on Google+.

However, one has 3 comments, but I'm unable to see them.

My Blogger Dashboard

The "3" (1) is underlined and the cursor changes to a hand when I hover over it. However, clicking does nothing.

I also noticed that when I click the "3" a shield icon (2) appears in the address bar. Clicking that shows a little dialog that states:

This page includes script from unauthorised sources.

  • Is it safe to load this script?
  • Is there any way I can view this script?

I would like to think that the script is from Google, but just on a http connection rather than https, but I'm in a suspicious mood today. Even after loading the "unsafe" script I still can't see the comments.

Ultimately I just want to review the comments on my blog.

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that looks like your browser blocking mixed mode content –  Sathya Oct 19 '13 at 13:19
    
@Sathya - Yeah - well that's the default. –  ChrisF Oct 19 '13 at 13:23
    
What happens when you view the post, do any of the comments show underneath it? –  MaryC.fromNZ Oct 21 '13 at 13:29
    
@MaryC.fromNZ - Nope. The comments don't show. –  ChrisF Oct 21 '13 at 13:43
    
I'm wondering if it's because I have Google+ comments turned on - support.google.com/blogger/answer/2981015?hl=en –  ChrisF Nov 9 '13 at 16:01

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I checked your blog and I see it uses Blogger Dynamic Templates. Firstly, to solve the problem with the comments not showing under the post.

Your blog doesn't have a commonly used fix in the template (its absence has known to cause issues with sidebar not appearing, comment form not appearing, custom CSS not applying). I suggest you do the following changes in your template.

Before you proceed, please backup your template by going to TemplateBackup/RestoreDownload Full Template, so that you can switch back to it if anything goes wrong while editing.

Once you have a backup of your blog template, go to TemplateEdit HTML and you will see the editor come up. Scroll down to the bottom of your template, to where you see code that looks like this:

<script language='javascript' type='text/javascript'>
    setTimeout(function() {
        blogger.ui().configure().view();
    }, 0);
</script>

Change the 0 to 500 so it looks like this:

<script language='javascript' type='text/javascript'>
    setTimeout(function() {
        blogger.ui().configure().view();
    }, 500);
</script>

Click on Save Template. And now check your blog; you should be able to see the comments.

About not being able to see the comments in the Blogger dashboard, that’s because Google+ comments aren't fully integrated with Blogger dashboard currently. Another way to check the comments you have received is by going to Google+ and searching your blog post URL (search the blogspot.com version not the ccTLD ones).

Also, Blogger is now rolling out a new feature which sends a Google+ notification when anybody comments on your post (see screenshot).

Google+ Notification

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