Monday, April 16, 2012

Blogger Tip: How to Disable Word Verification

You know that moment when you see a really fabulous blog post and you're so excited about it you are just DYING to comment and leave a gushing message for the author about how wonderful their idea is and you just can't wait to use it in your own classroom? If you're like me, you insert your fabulous teacher praise full of exclamation marks and the word LOVE in all capital letters then click "publish" only to get slapped in the face with a word verification box.
Or, as I call it "Evil Robot box of Death."


Ok, maybe I don't call it that, but you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about. I hate, hate, HATE this little box. I squint, scratch my head, and wonder what some of the letters are. Then I try typing and usually get it wrong. I assumed there were just a lot of paranoid teacher bloggers out there that were deathly afraid of spam. Turns out, this is a default feature of Blogger. Which meant that I had this awful feature on my blog as well. Gasp! The horror!

The good news is that I figured out how to turn it off and made a video to show you how to do this as well. You'll be happy to hear that it only takes a few steps and does not require you to alter any code in your blog :) The better news is that I recently discovered an even easier way to disable Word Verification and shared it in an updated blog post!



I hope this little lesson fills your heart with joy. Actually, I hope it inspires you to turn Word Verification off on your own blog- then it can fill my heart with joy next time I comment on your post. Or you can keep the Evil Robot Box around, I suppose that would be ok too.

12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness thank you! I didn't even realize that I had that setting enabled on my blog... yuck! Thanks for the great tip!
    -Jessica
    A Turn to Learn

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  2. You're so welcome-glad to help!

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  3. Ah! Thank you!! This is on my blog to-do list!!
    -Lacey
    Wild about Teaching!

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  4. Thanks! I feel like an expert now! :)

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  5. Thanks for the awesome tips!! I'm a new blogger so I need all the help I can get :)

    http://2ndgradesweetpeas.blogspot.com/
    Joelle

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    1. I stopped by to say hello! Let me know if you need any other bloggy tutorials!

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  6. Thank you for this excellent tip. I'm a newbie as well, so this was very helpful.

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    1. I'm so glad it was helpful to you! Welcome to the blogosphere!

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  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This is so helpful!

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  8. i LOVE your little tutorials ~ they are so easy to follow and very helpful

    TheJugglingTeacher

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    1. I'm so happy they are helpful to you and I love the name of your blog!

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