How To Remove Word Verification

Trish and I are thrilled to have Shannon from the blog…Fox Hollow Cottage here today! We have enjoyed getting to “know” her through our blogging and she is just too funny and sweet! Stop by and show her some love! Take it away Shannon!!

Firstly, I want to say Thank-You so much to

Bonnie & Trish 

for having me here at Uncommon Designs today!

 Hi, my name is Shannon. 

You can usually find me blogging over at

Fox Hollow Cottage.

The girls have invited me over today to talk to you all about something very serious. 

It’s something that affects every blogger.

I am here to tell you…

How To Remove Word Verification 

from your Blog

Do you like getting comments on your blog?

Of course you do!! 

Everyone who blogs does.

Well then…

get

WORD VERIFICATION

off your blog.

I can guarantee there are people who would

LOVE, 

LOVE I tell you!

nothing more then to leave you

 Poetic comments, gushing about 

how they Love your project… your pictures 

and your sheer genius!

BUT

They Do Not.

Why~oh~why do you ask?

BECAUSE…

Not only, do you have to type in an almost indecipherable word

NOW

you must enter

TWO.

Really??? TWO.

NO ONE has time for this.

We are all so busy… and there are so many blogs we

love to visit and comment on.

Trying to figure out those silly letter takes for-evah.

If you can even READ them!

Before your poor readers don’t have any hair left.

Please, simply follow these

 easy instruction on

 

If you have a BLOGGER blog do this;

(If you are using the “updated blogger interface”, you’ll need to switch back to the old version to make this adjustment. You’ll find it in the very upper right hand side of your dashboard.)

 

1. Go To Your DASHBOARD.

2. Select “Settings”.

3. Then, Select “Comments”. (it’s right under settings) and looks like this; 4. Scroll Down.

You Will See This;

This will require people leaving comments on your blog to complete a word verification step, which will help reduce comment spam.Learn more

Blog authors will not see word verification for comments.

5. Select NO.

6. Save.

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My goal in writing this post 

is to simply help eliminate word verification. 

 

A.K.A – Captcha”

CAPTCHA example

Please know that I hope I don’t come across as a know-it-all.

Because I might know just about enough to get by 😉

 

I am truly just trying to help.

I have heard time and again from people, that they are not even bothering to leave comments if they have to jump the hurdle of word verification.

I would hate for you to miss out 

on connecting with your readers.

Thanks so much for your time!!

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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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Comments

  1. says

    Here is another reason to do it. I dont comment often. Almost never,in fact. But nothing makes me sadder when i do than to find that the site uses captcha and either my work computer or my phone wont display the words. This is how i do 99% of my computing, and neither of those systems will even show that there is a captcha i am not seeing. Dont think that i care aboht the comments enough to get on my home computer to mske them. :-)

  2. says

    Here is another reason to do it. I dont comment often. Almost never,in fact. But nothing makes me sadder when i do than to find that the site uses captcha and either my work computer or my phone wont display the words. This is how i do 99% of my computing, and neither of those systems will even show that there is a captcha i am not seeing. Dont think that i care aboht the comments enough to get on my home computer to mske them. :-)

  3. says

    OMG!!! Amen and again I say Amen!! I just left a post on one of those and had to do it TWICE bc I couldn’t read some of the letters!!! Only because I REALLY love this person. I hope this ends soon….although some of the blogs still using it are QUITE large….so it must not be a deterrent if you’re REALLY special….I’m NOT really special so I can’t afford to lose ONE SINGLE comment!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  4. says

    Ohhhh I love you for posting this! I have never had ANY spam from turning it off. Blogger does a great filtering job! I also would like to add that you might want to check every now and again to make sure your word verification is off….sometimes blogger resets itself and it comes back on.

  5. says

    Morning girls! Thanks again for having me =) The mission is a success if even one person gets WV off their blog 😉 Great tip from Silo Hill Farm on making sure it did not sneak back on too. Thanks for that one.

  6. says

    Thank you, thank you. The most annoying thing around is those dang word verification. I usually end up messing up on the word because I CAN’T READ IT & then I have to do it all over again. :)

  7. says

    Wow… Does that make me a bad blogger??
    While I appreciate your opinion (I really do) – Some of us like the safety net that word verification offers. I guess it’s just a personal preference and maybe even respect for the writer but I don’t mind taking the extra 2 seconds to enter the “Captcha” word or words in order to leave a comment.

    If you haven’t ever had a problem with spam or had the unpleasant experience of being hacked you might not have the strong feelings like I do for protecting yourself every way possible (I assure you it’s not fun).

    If someone likes my post, I hope they will leave a comment and if the verification process annoys them and they decide not to leave a comment, well that’s okay too. I don’t know if my point of view is right or wrong but if this simple step offers just a little piece of mind then to me it’s worth it.

  8. says

    So true! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve left a note at the end of a comment telling bloggers their word verification is on. Almost all don’t know it’s on and don’t know how to turn it off. There was one person who argued with me with the same reasons as the above comment, but my answer to that is that if you have comment moderation on and the blog writer has to approve comments, then you can delete any spam or rude comment before it gets posted.

  9. says

    PREACH IT SISTER!! The spam filters these days are so good, that you don’t need Captcha. And if you are worried about Troll on your site, word verification isn’t going to stop them.

    Seriously, this isn’t life and death.. it is the ability to comment without jumping though hoops. If you get an off color comment it isn’t the end of the world. And you may be missing 100 awesome comments for every one robo-comment. IMO the risk isn’t nearly as great as the reward!

  10. says

    I had so much problem getting word verification off my blog. I think I finally don’t have it. i would turn it off and then a week later it was back on again and I never even knew it. This went on for a while but I think it’s off now. I hope. Thanks for giving a tute on this very important issue. Linda

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