Monday, March 19, 2012

Word verification

I've just discovered that the new version of Blogger automatically includes that horrible two-word model of word verificationl.  You know, the one that has one word all curvy and distorted and then another one slightly easier.  Both need to be copied exactly but it's so difficult for people to read the words that sometimes it takes two or three tries before it's accepted.

Apparently it wasn't really possible to get rid of the word verification in the new version but Blogger has now added in the choice. I was easily able to eliminate it and you can too.   Here's how.  Go to your design page and click on SETTINGS.  Then click on POSTS AND COMMENTS and look for SHOW WORD VERIFICATION.  The default setting is YES but if you don't want to put people through the exasperating process of guessing, just click on NO.  Voila your visitors will be able to comment without angst.

It's my understanding that Blogger has great spam filters so that you're unlikely to get much even without it.  Anyway, I've eliminated mine and I'll see how it goes.


  1. Thank you for that post....I didn't even know it was on. Now if I could just figure out how to link to my email! They don't make this easy do they.

  2. Thanks for this good tip, Joanna. I've just done exactly as you explained and I now hope that my word verification has disappeared! Though I do notice that my settings block when I try and save the change. We'll see!

  3. you could change it before but you have to go back to old blogger but now that they added it in the new blogger, I have to go and change it again. at least, it's an easy thing to do.

    thanks for the reminder.

  4. Yes, I just switched toe the new version last night and was horrified to realize it included the dreaded word verification (which I was begging everyone else to abandon). I did switch it off (I hope).


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