Hi there. A fellow knitter reached out to me today to mention how she has difficulty commenting here on WP. She has a Blogspot blog. Are any of you who’ve had trouble commenting here trying to comment from Blogspot or Typepad?
So I went to investigate. First I logged out of my WP account so I could view my blog as an outsider. In this gallery of pics, I took screenshots of what I see when a person wants to leave a comment on one of my posts and of my Discussion Settings. You can click on each to view a larger version.
I know some of you who blog via the Blogspot platform fill in your particulars here, yes? And because I’m not a business account holder, I just have the basic settings for a WP blog. You can see all that I require is you to fill in your name and email. So I’m not sure what’s going on. I am waiting to hear back from her.
I used to have a Blogspot blog. I use Gmail so I have Google accounts and am always logged into them here on my laptop. Through my main, Google account I am logged into Blogger which enables me to easily comment just on those of you who have Blogspot blogs. All Blogspot and Typepad blogs are on my Bloglovin feed. I know if I am not logged into a Google account, trying to leave a comment on a Blogspot blog is a pain because I then have to remember my Google password. In the past, I have tried to comment as a WP user and it does not work.
For WP blogs I comment from here, WP, since WP has a reader and I only use it for fellow, WP users. Sometimes though, I come across a WP blog that doesn’t show the comments option after a post. I for some reason would be unable to comment from my reader. To solve this problem I delete the blog off from my WP reader and then add it to my Bloglovin feed.
I hope I make sense here. I also hope I am helpful to those of you who have Blogspot and Typepad blogs and have tried to comment. Let me know in the comments, pls. Thank you and have a good Monday.