How to comment on a WordPress blog

Eileen (BROOKLYN_BORN) has requested instructions for commenting on this blog. So I opened up Microsoft Edge, and and took some screenshots of the process, the way it will look for someone who is not logged into a browser. Hope this helps!

First, navigate to the blog of interest. Click on the title of the post you want to read / comment on.

When the blog post is open, scroll down to the comments section, which will start with, “X (number) of thoughts on [Post title]”

If there are already comments, you may need to scroll further, down to the bottom of the comment section

You’re in the right place when you see, “Leave a Reply” and a box for entering text

As soon as you start typing in the comment box, options for identifying yourself will appear.

You can click the WordPress, Google, Twitter, or Facebook icons to use your identity on one of those platforms. Note that those of you using Blogger/Blogspot will by definition have Google accounts, since Google runs that platform. You may find that you’re already logged into Google as yourself in your browser because of this, and some fields might already be filled in.

If you are logged into any of those platforms, you will see a note underneath the comment box telling you which account you’re currently logged in as, and giving you the option to log out and/or enter the fields manually, by clicking “Change”.

If you’re not currently logged into any of those platforms listed, you can manually fill in your email, name, and blog URL. You also have the option to subscribe to any other comments on this post, or to the blog as a whole. (Either with the check box on the left, or the “Follow” box on the right).

When you are finished typing in your comment and choosing any subscription options, click “POST COMMENT.”

After you click “POST COMMENT,” the owner of the blog will receive a notification to approve your comment. Currently this blog is set to only require approval the first time someone comments, after that, comments will appear immediately. If your comment requires approval, you’ll get a notification of that.

Once the comment is approved, it’ll show up in the normal way with all of the others.