Saturday, February 25, 2012

Turning off the Dreaded Word Verification on Your Blog!

I got tickled over at Lucy over at Charm About You with her blog post about how she abhors the wonderful new word verification blogger has installed on our blogs. She even went so far as to create a button...
Charm About You

How cute is that? What a hoot! Don't know if you have word verification, or don't know how to turn it off if you do have it? Well, let me give you some simple instructions.

1. From your Dashboard, click Settings. Can't find it? Look at the top under Manage Blogs. The name of your blog should be under that. It should be the middle link button under your blog name.

2. When you arrive at the Settings page, click Comments UNDER the Settings tab. This is a subpage under Settings, not the main Comments page at the very top.

3. Scan almost to the bottom of the page and you will see "Show word verification for comments" with the options yes/no. Choose 'no'.

4. At the very bottom of the page, be sure to choose "Save settings".

You're done! Very easy. No big deal. And lots of happy followers not having to jump through hoops!

6 comments:

Linz said...

Thank. You.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

thank you !! I hope people take your advice...I really hate the process!

piece peace said...

When I go to Comments under the Settings tab. There is nothing about verification on my blog. Thanks for the instructions any way. I will try it again later.

piece peace said...

Eureka! I figured out why it was not working. I was using the "new blogger interface." I clicked on "Use Old Blogger Interface." When I did that your instructions worked perfectly. After I turned off word verification, i clicked back onto the "Use New Blogger Interface." Thanks a bunch!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I was planning on doing this. Now it is done. Thanks.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Thanks for spreading the word about the wonder that is word verification!! :) Hope more people keep turning if off!