No 'Anyone can register' in General Settings

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    I’m using Twenty Eleven – my General Settings have not E-mail address or Membership check box.

    Anyone know why?

    Sorry to be dim, I can do other stuff rather well, but not this.


    The blog I need help with is



    There is no ability to create username accounts and hand out passwords to others on any WordPress.COM hosted blog. If that is what you want to do you have to hire a web host http://wordpress.orghosting and set up your own WordPress.ORG software install.

    WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate and have different logins, features, run different versions of some themes with the same names, and have separate support documentation and separate support forums. Read the differences here

    If you don’t have a username account at WordPress.ORG click and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there.

    Resetting your WordPress.ORG password support docs are at



    If I misunderstood you and what you really mean is you want help to set your WordPress.COM blog commenting options read on please.

    This page > Settings > Discussion is where you set up defaults for comments.

    Discussion Settings
    Other comment settings
    _Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
    _Users must be registered and logged in to comment

    Note that the prompt to submit and email address and a website URL will still appear, but providing an email address and logging in are not required, and you cannot change this so the prompt does not appear.

    You can post instructions for your visitors in a text widget if you wish to set up anonymous commenting. That’s easy to do. You copy and paste this into a text widget:

    Readers: Note that the email address and logging in prompts do appear for comments on this blog, but providing an email address and logging in are not required.

    Do be sure to set up full comment moderation ie. “An administrator must always approve the comment” because anonymous commenting is bound to increase the amount of spam your blog will receive.

    The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to blogs every day are spam. Spam comes in waves. There are human beings who get paid to post spam. There are robotic programs that post spam. Setting up anonymous commenting is akin to throwing down a welcome mat to spammers and phishers and all their buddies too.


    Thanks timethief – no you were right first time. I do already know how to let people to comment on my posts, but I wanted to allow others to be able to post original comments.

    I have obviously made a very basic error. I was assuming I could allow people to post without logging in on my .com account.

    But I can tell them to email me, and I can then log them in as users, I think, yes?




    I was assuming I could allow people to post without logging in on my .com account.

    No one can publish posts or pages on your blog unless you make them an official user of the blog.

    However, your viewers can submit comments even if they do not have a WordPress.COM account. Are you clear on that?

    1. Comment author must fill out name and e-mail – When this setting is on, anyone leaving a comment will be forced to leave a name and a valid email address. If the setting is off, visitors can leave anonymous comments.

    2. Users must be registered and logged in to comment – If this box is checked, only logged in users will be allowed to leave comments. If it is not checked, any visitor can leave a comment.


    Yes I’ve got that thanks. In a way this is better, as i can control who posts – which is what matters.



    Good then you are all set. Best wishes with your blog.

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