WordPress: Vanilla integration is boogering up comment counts that are WordPress native comments
I'm using the following:
Vanilla plugin for WordPress 1.1.14
Vanilla forums 2.1.8p2
I have gotten integration between a self hosted instance of Vanilla and WordPress working pretty well, including shared logins and forum embedding within a dedicated WordPress page.
Now, there is one significant bug I am experiencing. Even with Vanilla comment integration (which I do not want) turned OFF in WordPress, the comment counts are messed up in every single blog post on the site. Every single one displays as no comments.
The commenting box that is displayed in the WordPress blog is the WordPress native comment box.
The HTML that I see in the Firefox inspector after this happens looks like this:
<span class="entry-comments-link"> <a href="http://mysite.com/name-of-blog-post/#vanilla-comments"> <span vanilla-identifier="2745"> No Comments </span> </a> </span>
Because the Vanilla code has garbaged the URL for the comments with a non existent #vanilla-comments address, the comments can't be clicked by the user.
If I examine the Page Source, the original HTML that is apparently being overwritten looks like this:
<span class="entry-comments-link"> <a href="http://mysite.com/name-of-blog-post/#comments"> <span vanilla-identifier="2745"> 23 Comments </span> </a> </span>
A fix, please? I apologize if this has been discussed... I did not find any other threads discussing this issue.