As the title of this entry suggests, I needed to show a full node with all comments and the comment form in a panel. Normally, you can only show the body of a node in a panel, not the full node with all its delicious extra goodies.
create a block, and enter as block body:
$my_nid = 123; //replace this with your node id $my_node = node_load($my_nid); $my_output = node_show($my_node, 0); echo $my_output;
Create a panel and add the block a region of your choice.
Delightfully easy yet it took a hell of a long time to track down. Or I was just looking in the wrong places…