Here’s the response from the WordPress Staffer about the commenting issues several Slicers contacted us about:
We’ve recently updated our commenting system.
Now if someone tries to comment with an email address attached to a WordPress.com account, they’ll need to sign into WordPress.com before they can comment.
If commenters have forgotten their password they can request a reset:
I realize this solution is not ideal for some of you, especially folks who don’t want to sign up for a WordPress.com account. However, it looks like this is the only solution that’s being proposed from WordPress at the present time.
If you have further questions, you click here to go directly to the WordPress Forum about this issue. Feel free to ask the WordPress staffers direct questions if their response hasn’t diagnosed the problem you’re encountering.
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).