OK – Here’s the thing.. I hate it when a computer that does something perfectly well one day seems to do something completely different the next! It BUGS me and i try like crazy to figure out what happened and why. Some times i am completely baffled .
I have grown up using computers since my High School days (longer ago than i care to recall) and the days of punch cards and MS-DOS. I have studied various computer courses and languages including the original ‘BASIC’, Unix, Pascal and even a misguided attempt at C ++. I have lived through at least 7 regenerations of Windows from Ver 3.0 and Windows for Workgroups 3.1.1 (for those with memories that long!) so i believe i have a fair idea of what computers are and how they work, although i confess, Microsoft seems to me to be going where no man has any right to go in my humble opinion!
I have (and i am sure other WordPress users have too) noticed some weird stuff happening lately that it didn’t used to do – or maybe it always did it and i just had not noticed it fully – but Here’s the Thing – and forgive me if this is not as much news to you as it was to me but i must have missed the ‘information evening’ if there was one that told everybody this….
WordPress wants you to log in each time you ‘use’ it now.
The tricky part is – you can still use it if you don’t!! – and even trickier – it sometimes seems to do it for you ‘automatically’ without you having to do anything – or maybe that is just a ‘hangover’ from the last time you used it and it had not logged you ‘out’ yet!
I fear i am not making much sense… to fill it in a little for you…
You know the icon picture that usually goes next to your name when you comment? Well sometimes i see mine and sometimes i don’t! Sometimes i can see other’s icon’s and sometimes i can’t. – This sort of thing BUGS me as i said before…
NOW – i know why that happens (i think)… and a few more things (like comments not appearing after i write them – or having no trace of me writing one on my own dashboard under ‘comments’ etc.)
I HAVE to log in BEFORE my comments are ‘approved’ or before WordPress will ‘show’ my picture icon! If i don’t log in i can still leave comments on my or other people’s blogs as ‘lovewillbringustogether’ but they go to await moderation on someone’s email list before they will appear on their (or even my own!) blog. ( or perhaps they are even ‘spammed’! 😯 )
I can read my own blog without logging in – i can add comments without doing so – but i cannot ‘see’ my Dashboard’ unless i do and it will not keep track of comments i make unless i do!
This was not made clear when i was reading the initial ‘brochure’ before becoming a WordPress consumer (or maybe it did and i didn’t read all the fine print) – But i know it NOW!
And if you have read this far – hopefully now, so do you – Always Log In, People!
Hint: – if you cannot see the blue (well mine’s blue anyways) menu bar at the very top of your WordPress window that shows things like ‘My Dashboard’ and ‘My Account’ then you ain’t logged in!
Go Here: logging page