Saturday, 29 September 2012

How to kill the "prove you are not a robot stuff" on Blogger!

For anyone that would like to make it easier for readers to comment on your blog.  This is how you get rid of word verification stuff on Blogger.

You need to go to the old Blogger interface - on your dashboard look up to top right, click the little wheel and it will give you the old interface as an option. Click that. You will see a big blue button - don't click that - click the one 3 along to the right - settings.

Then click the comments tab - scroll down to the question "Show word verification for comments?" and click no.

That will sort it. But you do have to click the yellow save settings button at the bottom.

To go back to the new interface just click the blue " try the updated blogger interface" at the top next to your email address.

PS  I hope this is helpful.  Feel free to copy and use the picture.


  1. Thanks! I don't have it on mine, but sure wish other blogs would get rid of the word verification! Maybe this will help them! :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Sure hope you love the cucumber salad recipe!

  2. Agree!!! I might repost this as well, giving you the credit of course! I used to have it, but now I just have it set to where I have to approve comments and that's it.....word verification are too time consuming and hard to read sometimes! New follower from Crazy Mama's Blog Hop, hope you can come visit my page and follow too!! =)


  3. Thanks so much for posting this. I much prefer blogs that do not have word verification. It's just too much of a hassle.

  4. I'm so glad you posted this Carole! I hate word verification and I'm to the point where I might stop commenting on blogs that still use it because my time is precious to me, if no one else, and I have a ton of blogs I comment on each week. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  5. glad to find your this blog.If I see word verification,I just return back.In my blog,there is no word verification,but I have enabled comment moderation,Moderation is because of recent Annoying Anonymous comments....
    Following this blog in both GFC & email....
    Have a great day!

  6. Hi, I am a new follower from Harvest of Friends blog hop. Thank you for sharing this. I will check the settings on my blog incase I need to disable it. I'm not sure if I have it on there or not. I'm a new blogger so this is all new to me! Thanks again and have a great weekend!

  7. I have mine turned off and it's still there!!!

    1. Me too. It may have worked on the old interface, but setting comment word verification to NO on the new interface does NOT work. Also it looks like if you started a new blog with the new interface there is not an option to go back to the old one. Is there a way around this?

    2. It appears that setting comment word verification to NO in the new interface does not work. Also, it appears if you set up a new blog using the new interface there is no option to go back to the old interface. Is there a way to turn off the comment word verification?

  8. old interface has gone ..sad :/ no way to turn off 'I an not robot' feature . I hate it.

  9. I cannot get this off! People are complaining!
    This is anarchy!

  10. I removed but it still showed......why?

  11. i cant get back to old interface ! how to do with it .please help


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