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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wordpress bah!

Is it only me or are folk cheesed off with having to log in to WORDPRESS whenever you want to leave a comment on fellow blogs. It’s a pain in the bum especially when you are on a phone.
If it can be changed in WORDPRESS settings then for crying out loud folks change it to open. Please.
No its not me, but you get the picture.

14 comments:

aroundthehills said...

Alan, thank you for your recent comment on my Wordpress blog!
From my point of view, commenting on a blogger/blogspot blog is a right royal PITA. I get asked for my "profile", ie Wordpress blog name, then I have to put Real Name and Nickname - although I can enter whatever I like, then sometimes I get prompted to decipher the unintelligible text ..... but not always..... then, more often than not, my finely honed words disappear and I have to retype them! If I remember, I copy the text before I press the Publish button. Here goes.....

AlanR said...

Hi Judith, with blogger i only have to “Prove i am not a robot” with one click and then publish and its done. I think all the old fuzzy letters and numbers are gone. Of course the setting, Comment As, needs to be addressed but i don’t find that has to be done every comment, just on initial set up. So if your Wordpress or Google or something else it only needs doing once.
I am finding Wordpress blogs want me to email them first before i can comment, why? Its only a blog for God sake not a European Paper on International trade agreement.
I find it so frustrating and time consuming that its getting to the point that i can’t be bothered which would be a shame as i do like to comment when folk have done a good post. I have emailed numerous Wordpress folk for permission, Martin Rye just for instance. I still cannot comment on his blog, but he is not alone, that is just an example of a name i know we both know. There are many others.
If i am sat at home on the big screen i have a little more patience than if i am on my phone or tablet out and about where it all takes about 3 times longer. So much for being smart phones eh.
Judith, rest assured that i am not having a dig at you, although i can understand from the timing of my post that you might have thought i was. Never.

afootinthehills said...

Hi Alan, I can't comment on a Blogger post without logging in and as you know, I use Blogger. I wonder why. It's a pain and it doesn't matter whether I'm using my iPad or laptop the result is always the same - the comment disappears.

AlanR said...

Hi Gibson, is that on all blogger blogs or just mine? Do you use a google account?

afootinthehills said...

Hi Alan, on all Blogger blogs and yes I use a Google account.

AlanR said...

I am glad its not just mine. How strange. If you are set to comment with google account i don' t know what to suggest spart from contsct blogger forum.

AlanR said...

Sorry about spelling. Its a smart phone/wide finger problem.

Louise said...

How strange, I don't have any of these issues.

AlanR said...

I am wondering if the blog template base coding has anything to do with it. If i change to a different template will it make any difference. I dont know.
Still its good you are not having any trouble Louise.

Tookie Bunten said...

Hi Alan,

I have to login into post a comment here and do the same dance. I think it's a hard one. If comments are open then you can find yourself wading through knee deep in spam comments for all sorts of stuff trying to weed out the real true comments. It is a pain on both blogger and wordpress. I think it does cut down on interaction. You would think that there was a better solution in this day and age....

Maybe I'm not doing it right...

AlanR said...

Hi Rookie,
It's strange that Louise has non of "our" problems. I just tried to comment on my blog on a computer I don't usually use and you are correct I too had a merry dance.
There must be more to life than all this security.

Dave (B) said...

My take in this is that - and this stretches back for a good few months - either Blogger or Google (or both) want me to do something with either my ID or account settings which I don't quite seem able to get right. If it was just me then I'd put it down to my own level of incompetence, as that's the place where I's always look first.

I do agree with all of the above; there should be a way we can log in and stay logged in, including across both platforms.

aroundthehills said...

Hi Alan, I've never heard of needing to email a blogger for permission to comment. That sounds odd. What I am noticing from the comments on this post is that people with seemingly similar set-ups are being prompted to do different things, Isn't the OpenID system supposed to fix all this?! I agree, it's annoying. When I get a moment I'll see if I can set up a trusted "whitelist" of commenters and see if that makes it easier. (By the way, no offence taken at the "coincidental" dig! :-) )

AlanR said...

Definitely agree Dave.

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