I DON’T (and probably nobody else in the world does — from reading the threads on the Word Press Codex) know what the issue is with comments. Apparently, it has just come with the latest update (two days ago — timing isn’t suspect at all) to the Word Press core. But there’s a plugin that fixes it, although the lack of ability to pick up on site-specific CSS is a bit jarring. Sorry about that. I’ll have to dig around a bit more to get the damned thing to recognize the site style. But at least you can now see the comments live on the page. Congratulate me.