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Cannot use WP.com from school with students?? Single IP for district

  1. Can anyone help me figure this out?
    I am a long-time WP user who also happens to be a full-time teacher. I recently received a grant for a class set of iPads. My students will be using a WORDPRESS.COM (hopefully!!!!) blog to share their classwork, writing, etc. WordPress rocks - and I even found an app (Blogpad Pro) that works with wordpress (.com/.org) blogs even if we lose wifi at school (happens a lot) and kids can still write/work offline and sync it later.

    HOWEVER - enter the MAJOR problem: Our school districts thousands of computers only register as a single IP off campus/out of district. This is causing us to get the message that we cannot log-in because there have been "too many login attempts".

    HELP!
    My district will not change their practice and they want me to move to Blogger. =( No thank you!

    Is there any way to make this work??
    Kate

    The blog I need help with is glutenfree.wordpress.com.

  2. There are some anti-spam etc filters in place to prevent abuse

    I have flagged this for the staff to give you a more complete answer - schools have been problems in the past

  3. Think there is any hope????

    Ay - how I love wordpress and don't wish to be forced to move to blogger with my students. =(

    It was great to find an app that would work offline too.

  4. There is always hope I guess -

    are your students all using the same blog?

    Do they each have their own user name (account) or are they using a single log-in?

  5. They each have their own usernames and URL/blogs.

    Only things in common (1) time of day; (2) IP address; (3) App/iPad access.

  6. Thanks - that gives the staff more info to start with - they do watch the forum but they don't seem to have a fixed time of the day that they answer questions

    Good luck

  7. Kate -

    I've emailed you about this - watch your inbox!

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