Visitors cant leave comments?

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  • #896389

    onahaynes
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    Please can anyone tell me if a person has to be a member of WordPress themselves to be able to leave a comment?
    I’ve had a couple of people leave comments without any problem but one person tod me they were asked to log in before they could leave a comment which was not possible for them as they aren’t a member of WordPress.
    I really hope it isn’t only logged in members who can comment
    Please can anyone clarify this issue for me?
    Thanks ever so much

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

    #896561

    rottenword
    Member

    No,you don’t have to be a wordpress member to comment on a blog post.fi you’re not you will have to leave a username and an email adress when you post your comment.

    #896563

    onahaynes
    Member

    Oh OK thats great thanks. As you can tell I’m very new to this! Thank for helping me! :-)

    #896598

    timethief
    Member

    @onahaynes
    re: what is being reported to you. You can read more about the Recent Update to Comments here > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/recent-update-to-commenting?replies=4

    There’s more here as well:

    There is quite a bit of speculation here, and while I can’t address every single point, I’d like to point out that one of the many reasons behind this change was to provide greater control over your own identity within comments at WordPress.com.

    Anyone who knows your email address could have easily linked their comment to your account in a way that was indistinguishable from you leaving it, and you would have no way of knowing it or stopping them. Now comments linked to your account are always going to be from you. … read more > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/you-must-be-logged-in-to-comment/page/11?replies=327#post-852388

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