Two Years of ‘Quality’

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Today in my notifications that we bloggers get from WordPress, it said:

«Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 2 years ago!».

Cool. I wasn’t aware that I had a ‘birthday’. Ever since I started this blog I’ve tried to live up to my motto:

“quality” blogging since August 2011

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Surprise: a gift for the blogging community

The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is surprise. Last year I made some logo suggestions for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge. Well… New year, new logo, right? So, I made these new suggestions that are yours to use if you want to. They are Public Domain, which means that you can feel free to post them on your blog, alter them, print them in your local newspaper or whatever you feel like. As you can see I made different versions with both Canon & Nikon, plus one neutral for those of you that have other brands.

First here’s a gallery, then the photos are posted individually so it’s easier for you to donwload the one(s) you want.

Please follow the links to WordPress at the bottom of the post to learn how to add text and image widgets to your blog.

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CApostaday-badge-wide2013

CApostaweek-badge-big2013

CApostaweek-badge-small2013

CApostaweek-badge-wide2013

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NEpostaweek-badge-big2013

NEpostaweek-badge-small2013

NEpostaweek-badge-wide2013

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NE-WPC2013-500x333

NE-WPC2013-1200x800

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NIpostaday-badge-wide2013

NIpostaweek-badge-big2013

NIpostaweek-badge-small2013

NIpostaweek-badge-wide2013

WPC2013-canon

WPC2013-neutral

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WPC2013-nikon

How to add text and image widgets to your blog:

http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/image-widget/

And here’s the 2012 logo:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/weekly-photo-challenge-2012-logo/

Technical problems with Wordpress

I seem to experience some problems with WordPress. To be more specific the problems arise when I am trying to post a comment or click like on blogs that are under their own domain (blogs that have an example.wordpress.com adress are fine). Here’s a screenshot of the error message that I get:

That email adress is associated with an existing WordPress.com (or Gravatar.com) account. Please click the back button in your browser and then log in to use it.

That email address is associated with an existing WordPress.com (or Gravatar.com) account. Please click the back button in your browser and then log in to use it.

Of course I am already logged in and the email address is mine.

A similar thing happens if I want to click “like” on a post, I’ll be asked to log in (again: blogs that have an example.wordpress.com adress are fine). After I’ve clicked like & logged in, nothing happens. So I click like again, and I’ll be asked to log in again.

Here’s a screenshot from RobertSantafede.com:

Just one more step to like this post (but you'll have to repeat this step forever and ever like Sysifos).

Just one more step to like this post (but you’ll have to repeat this step forever and ever like Sysifos).

At first I thought the errors was related to my browser, so I decided to try commenting with Chrome instead of Firefox, but had no luck…

So, after having read about this on the WordPress forum (http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/recent-update-to-commenting?replies=4) I now believe that the error is to be found here:

Update #2
We discovered another bug that prevented some users from commenting if they attempted to comment on a blog with a custom domain name and had third-party cookies disabled. This bug has been fixed as well and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.

According to user johnnytesting “It’s to stop counterfeit commenting. It may have been implemented poorly, but it was needed. Previously, if I had timethief’s email address, I could pretend to be timethief. So now, if someone tries to comment with an email in the WP database, WP wants to make sure it’s legit. That’s all.”

But, the problem still remains and as I discovered; multiple posts have been made on the subject.

http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/you-must-be-logged-in-to-comment?replies=185
http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/about-the-recent-update-to-commenting?replies=5