User accounts on custom hosted blog
I’m trying to set up a blog on my own hosting, and have discovered that the blog appears to use it’s own user accounts, which are stored on my server. I actively would prefer not to use this feature (as it is perfectly possible that I will want to add accounts to the site in the future, since this is only a small portion of the site), and would like people to be able to post directly from their WordPress.com account, rather than having to make a separate one for my site specifically.
Another reason I have an issue with this is because of the Data Protection Act. Storing personal data (including e-mail addresses) requires that I register, and to do so costs money on a yearly basis. I would prefer not to have to register for a system that I don’t particularly want, and is definitely not necessary. Is there a way to get around this, or do I just have to bear it (or use a different blog system)?
This is the WordPress.COM support forum. You need to post to the WordPress.ORG support forum for help with your site because it is not hosted by WordPress.COM.
WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate and have different logins, features and run different versions of some themes with the same names http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
If you don’t have a username account at WordPress.ORG click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there and receive advice from WordPress.ORG bloggers.
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