Saturday, March 17, 2012

How To Remove Word Verification

The whole word verification thing on Blogger has gotten out of control.  I've posted links, tweets, I've done a guest post about this..other people have done guest posts about this.  Please, please, please remove your Word Verification.  Everyone.  I'm not sure why some of you think your an exception to the general public's opinion that word verification is annoying, time consuming, and pretty difficult.  It's Saturday.  You have time.  This post has been up since 6 am.  Read it.  Follow the steps, and magically watch MORE comments be posted to your blog!  =)

"Please prove you're not a robot?"  So...basically Blogger is telling us that when we fail to recognize some of the extremely skewed letters, we fail the human test?  That's pretty harsh.  I don't know about y'all, but that messes with my self esteem!  Haha.  :)  The best thing to do in negative relationships like these is to get out and get out now.  I'm going to tell you how to give Word Verification the boot.  Simple steps, with pictures, arrows, and written instructions.

How To Remove Word Verification

Step 1:  Determine if  you are using the old or new Blogger.  Refer to the pictures below if you aren't sure.  

Step 2:  If you are using old Blogger, skip to Step 4.  If you are using new Blogger look in the top right corner of your screen and find the "Blogger Options" button.  Refer to pictures below to see where this button is and what it looks like.

Step 3:  Once you have found the "Blogger Options" button, pictured above, click on on it and you will see a menu drop down.  Click on the 5th option - "Old Blogger Interface."  Be patient while your page is reloading.  :)  

Step 4:  You are now looked at the old Blogger Interface.  Beneath the "Manage Blogs" header, find and click on "Settings" as pictured below.

Step 5:  Once you click on "Settings," you will see the page below.  Click on "Comments."  

Step 6:  After you have reached the "Settings" & "Comments" Page, scroll down until you see the left-justified words, "Show Word Verification for Comments?"  See the picture below for reference.

Step 7:  Select "No" because that is the correct answer.  Scroll down some more and for the love of all things precious, SAVE your SETTINGS.  :)  I always forget this part!  

To return to the new Blogger, simply scroll all the way up to the very top of the screen and click "Try the updated Blogger interface."  

And they all lived happily ever after in a land full of comments, e-mails, and friendship.  The End.  Happy Saturday!  =)  

Oh, and don't forget to come back Wednesday for a super awesome (and currently top secret) one time only link-up party!  You won't want to miss it!  =)  I'll give you a hint, just to peak your interest, you could be meeting some super awesome bloggers in REAL life...okay, that's it!  Come back Wednesday for the full scoop! 


Meg @ Mr.C and Me said...

no kidding! you can always delete any spam. :) sometimes i don't leave comments that make me do word ver. is so annoying to go through....

Stephanie said...

YES! I wish everyone would remove this. Sometimes I can never figure out what the word is!

lilmoomoo said...


No, but really. It's a good mission.. I hope mine is still off.. pesky thing.

itsadomelife said...

Thank you for this. I've been trying to get rid of it and now I can!