My Stateside tester, Mr K F Stillman of the Easton and Potomac, has been attempting to register on this blog to leave comments. Apparently, his password, as promised by WordPress, never turned up. I wondered if my blog’s Feedburner plugin (to get posting notifications by email as opposed to RSS) was somehow getting in the way but, alas, trying to register another alter-ego of myself on both my local and published implementations led to the same results, the local one having no potentially error-causing plugins. Sad! 🙁
For the insatiably curious (Steve!), a quick search in good ol’ Google revealed the following two links that imply my blog is not alone in suffering from this trouble:
Somewhat more oddly, I did receive WordPress’s email telling me my other alter-ego had registered, but I did not get a similar email telling me that Keith had registered. All irritatingly confusing since, so far, I love the product (WordPress, that is). Along with some of the suggestions in the two support logs (above), I’m inclined to suspect anti-spamming checks at the server. I can’t really be said to follow the logic through, though. (Aside: Now there’s an awkward juxtaposition of words.)
Rather than attempting any in-depth hacks to WordPress, I have removed this blog’s somewhat superfluous requirement to be registered in order to submit comments. Comments are moderated anyway so it really doesn’t seem necessary for personal blogs.
If you have been foiled trying to submit comments, try again if you can remember what you wanted to say. 😉