Saturday, March 10, 2012

Blogging Tips - How to turn off CAPTCHA on Blogger

CAPTCHA is my worst blogging enemy.

If I'm trying to comment on your blog {especially if I am typing one-handed} and the new Blogger CAPTCHA nightmare box appears I'm probably just going to forget it. It's not that I don't want to comment, it's that for the life of me I can't freaking get it right. I just tried no fewer than 5 times on my friend's blog and that was 30 seconds of my life I can't get back.

Somehow I failed this. I guess I'm a robot.

Please. If you have CAPTCHA on, or if you aren't sure what I'm talking about, please go check your settings and turn it off if appropriate. If a spam comment gets published on your blog, you can just delete it. Nothing horrible is going to happen :)

How to turn off CAPTCHA in Old Blogger:

1. In your Blogger Dashboard, click on Settings.


2. Underneath the Settings tab, click on Comments.


3. Scroll down to "Show word verification for comments?" (third from bottom) and select the "No" option. Save. Done.


How to turn off CAPTCHA in New Blogger:


1. In your Blogger Dashboard, click on Settings.

2. Nested under Settings, click on Posts and comments.

3. Scroll down to "Show word verification" (in the Comments section) and select "No". Save. Done. 




The blogging world thanks you :)

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38 words of geekdom:

The McFall's said...

Thank you for this! I spent awhile the other night trying to figure out how to turn off the word verification. However I was using the new blogger view, so tonight I switched to old view so that I could follow these instructions!! :o)

payettestork said...

Thank you -- I hate this! I've also wasted a good chunk of time (much more than 30 seconds) trying unsuccessfully to use the verification. It sucks!

DGMommy Tamara said...

Thank you for this! For some odd reason blogger recommends this. I would spend much more time and make many more comments on a blog without this! Hooray to you for the tutorial!

Katy said...

oh, good point. Funny, I hate it when I try to leave a comment on a blog that has that. Just for shits I went to see my blogs and YES they both had it on, must be automatic. Oops! OFF :)

Little Gray Pixel said...

Yes. I friggin' hate CAPTCHA.

Jen + Jeff said...

I may be tweeting this post daily. I am so done with CAPTCHA blogs.

Sam Dyer said...

Thanks for sharing this. CAPTCHA is a waste of time. Great for newbies. :)

undomestic chica said...

I JUST checked earlier today to see if my captcha was one because I'm getting significantly less comments than normal. I think it's off so apparently I'm not writing anything worth commenting. Oh well.

Melinda said...

Thanks for posting! I hate this when I'm trying to post a comment from my iPad and then i keep getting the stupid captcha wrong. Everybody needs to PIN THIS! :)

Tara Denny said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I have been trying to figure it out all day! Well, not all day, but for a really long time. :)

I love your blog, I'm having fun looking around!
Tara
Nowhere to go But Crazy
http://www.taradennyimages.com

Sara - The Rockin Oily Momma said...

Thanks so much for the tips, and for helping me find link-within! Now another question... how do you find pics for your blogs without having to take your own every time?

Sarah Lynn said...

I agree! Sometimes I spend a LOT more time then I would like to admit trying to type the right thing...

Megan said...

YES! I HATE Captcha. A few months ago blogger randomly put it back on my blog. (I think when I switched over to the new dashboard.) I panicked and spent way too long figuring out how to turn it back off. I find it SO ANNOYING!

Stepfordska Supruga said...

oh thank you so much for the instructions how to do it, i was sure captcha was OFF on my blog, but of course, it was ON. Now I am definetly sure it is OFF, finally!

AUBREY @ Project Lovegood said...

Thank you so much for this! I thought it was just an automatic blogger thing and now I know that, hey, there is a setting to shut that damn thing off. Yay! Mine is off now! Thank you!!

~Aubrey
Project Lovegood

Brenda said...

Helpful post!! Thank you! :)

~ Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

Maegan L said...

Thanks!

Cindy said...

Had no idea that my blog was doing that until someone left me a comment--didn't even know what Captcha was so I googled it and BAM--it brought me here! Thank you for the easy steps to get it turned off.
I'll be following you from now on so I can get this stuff all figured out!
THANK YOU!

Angie Sargenti said...

Thanks for this post. I've been trying to figure out how to take off Captcha for a while!

Ana Martins said...

Awesome! Thanks for this - I just got told to turn off my captcha and I wanted to but I have NO idea why. Thank you so much!

Rachael said...

Thank you. I didn't realize I had captcha on my blog until one commenter pointed it out, but then I didn't know how to turn it off so thank you for taking the time to write this article.

Ginny @ Buttergirl Diaries said...

Thank you SO much. A very easy to follow post. You really helped me. I just started blogging and do not want to annoy my readers before I even get started with my blogging journey. I appreciate this! :)

niallgavinuk said...

Very helpful and clear - just done it and retained a frustrated blog follower/commenter as a result. Thank you.

Blair said...

CAPTCHAs are the worst! I understand the purpose is to deter spammers but my goodness, they are also stopping us from commenting.

Agata Pokutycka said...

I wish more bloggers had it off... such a nightmare

Lucie Srbová said...

Great advise. Those captchas can be really annoying.

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

This drives me nuts! I have so many favourite bloggers that still have the annoying word verification on their blogs.
#GIGBLOGGERS

Nina Gonzalez said...

i dislike captcha too!!! it's so annoying and time consuming..especially when you get super tiny letters you cant tell apart ahahaha

Julisa Pratiwi said...

Thank you the most beautiful geeky info :)

#gig

Machelle McBride said...

Thanks for this!

I was wandering around in circles wondering how to turn it off. I can't even remember turning it on! lol.

Thanks again!

mprjr said...

Thank you, you're a lifesaver. someone told me I should turn this off and I was like "what the heck is captcha"?

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

Shared this with our project 365 blogging group after having to Captcha on every other blog! Thanks again!

Cindy Rinna said...

thank you!!!

Cindy Rinna said...

it's so embarrassing as a new blogger to find out it's on...it's like driving with your blinker on and everyone knows but you...lol!

Anonymous said...

its not working as captcha still shows on my blog. what do i do please

Helena said...

How about this new thing they're doing with the images? I still have word verification set to NO, but I still get the image thing. It is super annoying.

Hummie B said...

Mine is turned off and it still shows on my blog. It is frustrating. I'm googling to see if anyone else has that problem.

M. Fadhly said...

Yay. Thanks. Very helpful. Fadhly

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