I was going to post about Groundhog Day, or Candlemas, or whatever you acknowledge this time of the year when we find out about how much longer winter will stick around. I can already tell the days are getting longer here and we have gotten in the 50’s the last few days with sunshine, so things are looking up here. The birds are also very happy splashing about in the birdbath “pool,” having a gay old time.
Instead of posting about looking forward to the warming days, I have decided to post instructions for getting rid of the CAPTCHA on your blogger blogs.
These instructions will work on your Blogger account only. This is not for Word Press blogs.
I have been asked about this several times lately, so I thought I may as well address it here in a blog post, especially since we have Lee’s A to Z challenge coming up and some of you may want to get rid of the CAPTCHA on your Blogger blogs before then.
Here is a link to info on the A to Z challenge, if you want to sign up for that. There are several subjects concerning the challenge addressed here.
Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: Adding Badges and Banners to Your Blog
Now, to get rid of the CAPTCHA
1. Go to your blogger blog and sign in.
2. At the top right corner, you will see "design." Click that.
3. This should take you to a page where you will see a small version of your blog. Wait for it to load. On the left, there is a menu. Scroll down to "settings" and click that. It is at the bottom of the list.
4. There will be another sub-list offering more selections you can choose. Click on "posts and comments." This is the second thing on this sub-list.
5. After the page opens, you will see a section for Posts and another for Comments. Scroll down under "comments" and you will see "show word verification." This is the fourth item down on the list.
6. You will see a down arrow there next to the little box. If you click on this arrow, there are two options – "yes" or "no." Select the "no" option.
7. Once you have done this, go to the top right corner. A large orange box says "save setting." Click this box. This is very IMPORTANT.
You will be finished and can then look at your blog, write a post, or just log out. You will not be able to see if the CAPTCHA is gone, but when people leave you a comment, it will be gone, making it easier for people to make comments on your blog. You can ask somebody to verify this, so you will know it is gone. I hope this helps some of you who are having trouble with this situation.
Please note that if you have more than one Blogger blog, you will need to repeat the process on each one.