Under "Settings/Discussion" there are check-boxes (among others) for
[ ] Allow people to post comments on the article
    ([this setting] may be overridden for individual articles.)

[ ] Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
[ ] Users must be registered and logged in to comment

If only the first (or first two?) of these 3 were checked, I think you'd get the situation you mention.

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Is it possible to create an open comments section where do you do not have to be logged in to make a comment?

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Sigurd Andersen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I recently asked my son a question about how to do something on the web,
he answered a much more general question, about a framework for a new web site.
He suggested I try Word Press, public domain blogging software, as the framework
for a new web site. He suggested that the blog portions don't even need to be used,
but that the rest of the framework provides a structure for all sorts of possible add-ons.
I've been using bluehost (at his suggestion) for web hosting. All I had to do was click
a few buttons, and a previously web-page-less domain name was up and running.
Amazingly easy.
My bare-bones site - nothing but scaffolding yet - is at systalk.org

The administration stuff I've played with so far has been intuitive, easy to use.
"Highly Recommended"


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