Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Commenting for Wordpress users and Open ID restored

... hopefully!

Dear readers, thank you for letting me know that you were having problems commenting on my posts with Wordpress or Open ID. I have installed a widget that will allow you to post comments with Open ID - thanks, Tejaswini Dhavale, for a tip.  In addition, I enabled commenting for anyone. That means, however, that there may be more spam posted on the blog, so I had to switch to comment moderation.

Thanks to everyone for participating!
Marina

UPDATE on how to enable Wordpress/ Open ID comments:

There are two ways you can enable Wordpress comments again.  First one is by allowing comments to Anyone in your comment settings section, like on the form below. However, I would recommend to activate comment moderation if you want to avoid spam.



The one that I used is a widget by DISQUS.com. The DISQUS widget will disable your Blogger comments and will replace the original Blogger comment form with a disqus template. But no worries, they are all there - you will be able to see them on your Blogger dashboard. So, if you install disqus, make sure you import your existing comments through your disqus dashboard, otherwise you won't be able to view them. They will reappear on your blog within couple of hours, once the import has been completed. I must say, this is somewhat annoying, but at the end disqus comment form has somewhat more social template that gives you more options for interaction with and among the commenters. I hope this helps!

26 comments:

  1. Hi Marina,

    I too have problems with WordPress users not being able to comment on my Blogger/Blogspot blog - which widget did you use please (do yOu have a link please)?

    Thanks,
    Claire :)

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  2. That's great that you take the trouble to make your blog as welcoming as possible;) I'm sure it's appreciated! I have several Google accounts I use so it's never a problem:)

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  3.  Claire, I have updated my blog post and included some tips - check it out - Disqus seems to be a promising widget. But I haven't yet tested all features. Good luck!

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  4. Thanks, Magda! The problem is the same, I believe, for all Blogger blogs that allow commenting for "registered users". Not sure whether it's a bug, but as long as Google doesn't fix it, it is better to change the settings.

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  5.  Cool! I like the little thumb-up/like button in Disqus too :)

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  6. Thanks for this. I have tried in the past to leave comments and thought I was doing something wrong.

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  7. Debi_myhappysewingplaceFebruary 15, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    I'm following your lead and am just installing disqus now as several people have also had a hard time commenting on my blog... thanks for the info!!!

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  8.  I am glad you could leave a comment now!

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  9.  Debi, glad it was helpful - it was one of  your readers that knew the solution ;-) I think she found my blog through your Sew Grateful posts! Another thing to be so grateful for, right?

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  10. Hooray! I haven't been able to consistently leave comments for a while now. I love your blog, so I'm happy to be able to participate again.

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  11. I really like using these better. (I am a wordpress self-hosted user so I always have to sign in with a Blogger profile I made up, unless Bloggers allow for guest commenting). Another option is IntenseDebate, which I like and have tried out on a Blogger site for work. It works very similarly to Disqus and is very easy to install. (It's owned by the Wordpress company so its interface looks a lot like WP.)

    The good thing about both of them is that you can turn on Akismet to filter spam, and so this pretty much eliminates worries about spam and the need for moderation or the word-verifying (that drives me crazy) in Blogger. I've never had a single spam comment go through Akismet in two years on one of my most active blogs, just empty the folder from time to time.

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  12. Debi_myhappysewingplaceFebruary 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Definitely!!!

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  13. Yaaay thank you thank you *the villagers rejoice*

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  14. That was normal of having a trouble. The good thing we do some action to fix this.

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  15. Doing blog commenting in other blog platforms already don't accept unregistered visitor.Maybe they limit the accessibility for them to moderate those with high quality.

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