Ok…deep breath. I have set every known box, tick & click to allow comments on my site from my and the WordPress dashboard, and for some reason it is still asking everyone to ‘sign in’ to be able to comment. Now I ‘think’ I have the answer.
To make a comment for the first time it will ask you to sign in but thereafter it should be fine. BUT…for the last 12 months or more I have found that even though I am signed in, many sites I go to wants me to sign in before I can comment there. It has just become a habit to scroll quickly up and down with the mouse on each site first and the white rectangle with a grey ‘Follow’ or green ‘Following’ that comes up at the bottom right hand side.
If you click on the three dots in the rectangle it will say ‘Log in’ on the menu…meaning you are not logged in for that site and it will be a grey ‘Follow’ so you cannot comment until you click the ‘Log In’ on the menu (to which another page comes up with your Gravatar and asks you to ‘continue’ with the sign in).
Some sites you can just refresh the page and it will bring the green ‘Following’ rectangle up (which will not give you the ‘Log in’ option because you already are logged in), which should be fine to like, comment etc. But sometimes it just refuses to do so. I think many different themes and their ways of working may affect this also. I have also had problems where I have commented on a site with no problem, and I am replied to…but I then cannot comment again in reply back to them. And that is even after I have confirmed that I am signed in.
This ladies and gentlemen is an argument in the programming and appears to be getting worse. Anyway I bear your patience in refreshing the page or clicking the ‘Log in’ in the rectangle for your first attempt so that my site will ‘see’ you from now on.
It shouldn’t be this hard, whatever has been done is not in the keeping of community but that unloving distrust that security induces. Beyond this attempt I am stumped, and will truly be at a loss because I have let out all my carrier pigeons to a life of freedom 🤣 I may have to just write my book instead 😂
Again…many thanks for your patience 😀❤️🙏