This site runs off of the free Magazeen theme created by the folks over at Smashing Magazine.
I’ve modified it quite a bit from the default, but I really like it as a starting template.
The problem I ran into right away was the annoying “comment date bug”. It became obvious fairly quickly that when someone left a comment, the comment was listed as having been left on the date of the post, instead of the actual date.
So even if the comment(s) came a month later, it would look like all the comments were left on the same day the post was created. Not a showstopper, but very annoying.
After a bit of Google-wrangling, I found the answer buried in the comments thread of the initial announcement post on Smashing Magazine.
Right now there’s over 500 comments on that post, so I thought I’d provide the answer here in case anyone does some Googling, maybe they can spare themselves the ordeal of sifting through 500 comments.
Anyway, on with the fix:
1. open “functions.php” of your Magazeen theme
2. Search for this string (should be around line 46):
<?php the_time( ‘l j, Y’ ) ?>
and change it to this:
<?php comment_date(‘M j, Y’) ?>
After that you should be all done. The fix was provided by a commenter named ‘div’ on the Magazeen comment thread. There were also apparently a lot of issues with the top thumbnails carousel, but luckily I didn’t experience those myself.
I applied this fix once, but I think when I updated to 3.0 it got overwritten. Shoulda used a child theme I guess. Anyway all’s well that ends well.