WordPress recently changed its comment settings, requiring anyone who has ever had a WordPress or Gravatar account associated with their e-mail to log in to leave a comment.
You can log in to WordPress here. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can recover it here. If you get an error message immediately after logging in, you may actually be logged in. Apparently, there’s an error in the coding that causes the site to redirect people to another error message, instead of the page they were trying to log in to. Just go back, and you’ll see you’re logged in.
If you don’t want to log in to WordPress, you can use a different e-mail address or log in using Twitter or Facebook. I know that’s probably not ideal for those who want to subscribe to comments, but it’s something.
Several WordPress users have complained in the forums, but so far WordPress hasn’t responded. I’m hoping that at least some of these issues will be resolved soon, but I suspect having to log in is here to stay.
If you’re a regular Shelf Love reader, please feel free to test out the comments here. I’m going to test a few scenarios myself, just so we can all see how the site behaves.
If you’re having trouble commenting, please e-mail me at teresakayep at yahoo.com or send me a tweet (@teresareads). I’m trying to get a sense of how much this is affecting our regular readers.