The solution to this glitch, as yet, isn’t apparent — that means I haven’t the foggiest notion of what has been done incorrectly that would render the comment-form and functionality kaput: all “settings” are at “go” and it’s still not engaging.
DISQUS commenting system was formerly installed (and functional) here; that’s been removed and the site, so far, won’t revert to recognizing it’s own commenting ability without DISQUS.
Perhaps, thanks be to Albert Einstein’s memory featured with this post, after I republished this post, *suddenly* the site commenting feature appeared!
There are no ghosts in this machine but some other form of special helps suddenly appeared. Whatever it was, from wherever and why, I’m grateful. After devoting hours today in the early morning predawn hours to combing over dozens of theme-files and lines-o-code therein and not finding anything irregular that would readily explain the absent-commenting-feature/s, publishing Einstein’s face seems to have provided the correcting solution. :)