Usually it’s Blogger or BlogSpot that gives me problems while swinging through the #SweetSat samples and leaving comments for our talented writers. This week it’s WordPress. It won’t let me comment because I refuse to allow WordPress to direct the comment back to my old WP account, when I’d prefer the comment point to my independent website.
WordPress bloggers, you can help. On your Dashboard, go to Settings and then to Discussion. Find the box for “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” and uncheck it. This hopefully allows readers to post comments to your blog without using a WordPress or Facebook account. Some readers don’t have such accounts, and others (like me) don’t want to use them for various reasons.
Sooner or later all the various blogging companies and independent websites might learn to get along. In the meantime, if you want more comments, writers, you can loosen your settings beyond what the companies assign as the default.
UPDATE Twenty minutes later: After running an experiment with the ever-helpful Sarah Ballance, we’ve established that little box makes no difference to whether I can comment on WordPress blogs or not. Sorry, everybody, I really thought we had something there. If anyone figures out this mystery, please, come back and let us know, please?