As I suspected a little moola fixed the problem. Buttons are back on.
The ‘like button’ for commenting is off temporarily. Thanks Bur for the heads up.
It looks like someone didn’t pay for the upgrade to keep the button on–so the free version is running (which is limited).
I should get it corrected in the next day or two. In the past Chad would always take care of these things, but for the moment (the last year or so) I am the ‘tech person’.