I’ve had a few queries about commenting on this site, so have checked with Ro, who builds websites for a living (Senior Interface Developer, he is – I suppose it’s inevitable that at least one of my children should have a job title I don’t really comprehend) and uses WordPress regularly, which he says is excellent.

This is not a blog but a stand-alone site that uses WP tools.  So a WordPress ID doesn’t work to sign in with, you need to enter in your details to register.

Categorically, does not have access to comments on and there is no crossover.  If you register, your comments won’t appear anywhere else and they won’t be available for marketing or spamming.

If you don’t want to store cookies on your computer, Ro recommends that you let your browser store your password and then, rather than clicking ‘Remember Me,’ which does store a cookie, you just have to click ‘Login.’

I’ll post on both sites for a few more days and then just leave a link there.  Ro has transferred all the posts and pictures and some of the comments, but there are about 28,000 of them and it’s straining the system a bit.

If you read blogs on an iPhone, it’s a lot nicer on this site and the commenting is easier too.

Many, many thanks to Ro for setting this up for me, the site itself wasn’t so much bother (though I kept going back to him with little points, mostly about the commenting set-up) but the transfer of 3,000 posts was and it took him the whole evening.  He has been extremely kind and patient throughout and I appreciate it all very much.

18 comments on “Clarifications

  1. Z Post author

    It’s a bit of a palaver, I’m afraid, but thank you for coming along. I’ll have to try to be entertaining now. H’m……

  2. allotmentqueen

    Having looked at all these avatar photos, I went back and realised that I haven’t actually (as far as I can tell) commented on your blog since early July, for which mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa (I think you can probably guess where I’m coming from on that one). So, how does one get one’s photo up? I guess it worked before because we were both on Blogger.

  3. Dinahmow

    OH, Z! If this were not your blog I’d utter some good Chaucerian oaths. WordPress has just emailed me my username and a password. Specific to this site only, I hope!
    Anyway, here I am, but am so utterly pooped I can’t think what to say.
    Nice job, I suppose. You, that is, and Ro. Not the minions!

  4. Z Post author

    No spam, and I’ll see if I can work out how to add my own photo to comments. Once I can do that, I can tell you how to do it!

    I chose the password and it’s only for this site – sorry, I meant you to come up as Di. I’ll see if I can change it, but if I can’t you can.

  5. Z Post author

    I think that if you add your blog’s address to your profile, your avatar will come up – if you can’t, let me know and I will do it for you. I don’t know why mine doesn’t, however – but then I haven’t worked out how to change my photo yet either. I’d rather figure it out than ask Ronan.

      1. Z Post author

        I don’t know, then. That seems to be the only difference between those with pictures and those without. I’ll have to ask Ronan.

  6. Z Post author

    We all would, Tim!

    Thank you, Mago darling.

    Just spotting comments I’d overlooked, whilst drawing up a blogroll!


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