Recently, WordPress decided to be “helpful”. They made a change intended to reduce comment spamming—or something. Unfortunately, this change has now made it difficult, if not impossible, for some people to comment on WordPress blogs. The support team is being rather uncommunicative, so I don’t know when this problem will be resolved.
Apparently, if you have EVER signed up for a WordPress account, or Gravatar account, or maybe even have done so little as left a comment on a WordPress blog before, when you try to leave a comment now you may get a message saying the email address you’re using is associated with a WordPress account, and you’re directed to log in to that account.
If you remember your account password and can log in, HOORAY! If you can’t log in to WordPress or Gravatar, you have the option (at the top right of the comment box) to log in to your Facebook or Twitter account. If you can’t or don’t want to do either of those, you can leave the EMAIL line blank and comment with just your name.
I’m sorry for this
inconvenience colossal mess. It’s not my doing, so there’s no way I can undo it. I can only hope the WordPress powers-that-be ARE working to fix it. And pronto.
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A new theme … I really like the header image. There is always something special to a sunrise and sunset twilight.
Yes, I’m still fiddling, David. I realized Twenty Eleven doesn’t allow sidebars on post pages. Of course, this theme doesn’t allow footer widgets, so sooner or later, unless someone stops the madness, infinite scrolling will be added to the home page. I’m hoping this theme will be spared though because it was designed by the head guy at WordPress and in his original background the color fades from dark blue to golden (befitting the theme name Dusk to Dawn), but if he institutes infinite scrolling, I don’t think anyone would every see that because readers would never get to the bottom … well, on brand new blogs they might, but I doubt anyone is going to scroll down through 500+ posts on mine.
Oh, and I love that photo too, though I took it from a moving car on my old iPhone. It was a poignant image for the end of a wonderful day at the coast. 🙂