You guys, I am having mega WordPress issues right now (as I’m sure many of you are too.)
I guess WordPress made a change that if you have an email connected to a wordpress account, to use that email while commenting, you have to give that wordpress account as the account you leave the comment from.
I had a WordPress blog before- kjpugs dot wordpress dot com. But then I went to hosting at kjpugs.com. Honestly, it’s a whole bunch of stuff I don’t understand. My blog site where I made edits and posts looks just like WordPress but is through kjpugs.com. So now when I go to comment, it tries to make me log into wordpress.com and post the comment from Kelly at kjpugs dot wordpress dot com, NOT kelly from kjpugs.com. It would say that the account associated with that email was not logged in.
So I changed the email connected to my old, non-used wordpress account to be my old yahoo email. I thought, problem solved! I’ll give my gmail when leaving comments and it will know it’s not my wordpress account.
WRONG. There’s this little thing called Gravatar. It is what pulls your image. It was holding onto my old email address too (and automatically updated to the yahoo one when I changed it on WordPress.
There’s no way to delete a Gravatar account, unfortunately.
I tried to create a new one using my gmail email, but kjpugs is taken. By me. With my old email.
So now when I comment, it doesn’t pull my picture from Gravatar like it used to. Which I enjoyed.
I’m beyond frustrated. Can I just delete my old WordPress account? Or will that compromise my current wordpress-like kjpugs.com account thing? (So technical, I know.)
How do you self-hosted (aka people with domains without wordpress in the name) (not sure I’m using the term self-hosted right) people do it? Any tips for how to straighten out my wordpress account / gravatar business?
I hate technology.
Oh and if you help me – like actually help me and my problems get solved – I swear I will send you a Starbucks gift card. Probably not for a month, but I will, dammit. I will.
Sincerely, the person who hates this crap. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER, WORDPRESS.