Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Layout Tips and Tricks #1: Removing Captcha Comments

After my email box was inundated with messages from bloggers asking for help with their blog layouts, I decided it may be a good idea to start posting a few basic edits or blogging tips so they're public and everyone has access to them whenever they want! I asked for you guys'  thoughts on Twitter and everyone seemed pretty keen! Before we get in to the nitty gritty HTML, I figured it was probably the right time to publicly approach a pet peeve of most bloggers.
Now I'm not one for being negative towards people or their blogs, but I know for a fact having 'Captcha' puts a lot of people off commenting on a blog, including me. Personally, I think its better to open the comments to everyone, I haven't had spam (excusing traffic hungry bloggers!) for over a year now, it's really nothing to be putting people off commenting on your blog for! It's the simplest of things to remove, but I appreciate that not everyone has swotted up on the ins and outs of Bloggers many settings (I should know, it took me ages!). Here's how to remove Captcha from comments!
Go to Settings > Posts and comments > Show word Verification > No!
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  1. It's never really bothered me when I have to do that when I am posting a comment and I don't really get why it annoys folk but I'm going to remove it from my blog anyway, just to please people! Thanks for showing how to do this. It's such a good idea to post these kind of things!


    1. For me its just a case of things taking longer than they need to. Sometimes they're so impossible to read it can take you a few attempts. If you comment on lots of blogs like me it can become tedious. Of course it's a personal choice and this post wasn't mean to 'have a go' or anything!

  2. Anonymous13.8.13

    I've been wondering how to do this, thanks for the tip!

    Now following on GFC and Bloglovin!
    Ring-a-Round a Rosey

  3. I hate this and removed it from my blog straight away! So unnecessary and time wasting! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

  4. Thank you so much for this! This doesn't annoy me on other blogs but sometimes I don't notice that my comment hasn't been published because I haven't realised it's come up with the captcha! So annoying! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog too!

    Alex x

  5. Thank you x 1,000,000! I know this is only your second post in your series of "blog pimping" but I am really enjoying it so far.

    Thank you so much - one captcha now removed from my blog!

    Fi xoxox


  6. didnt realise that this was happening on my blog! hate having to do that code thingy, changed it now, thankyou!!! :)




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