Comment problems on WordPress and images to lift my spirit!

Apparently there has been some changes on WordPress concerning their comments and now I have problems whereas I never before had ANY problems! All comments are now asked to sign in with a WordPress account or Facebook or Twitter or Gravar accounts to be able to comment!I apologize for this ridiculous problem. I have no solution at the moment. All I can suggest, is that you click the LIKE button if you are unable to leave a comment, or send me an email to rvanwykatfreedotfr. Hopefully WordPress will realize that this change is a huge mistake! I have always boasted with WordPress being a GREAT host, I even changed from Blogger a few years back and never regretted one minute. I am not a whiner/ranter, but at the moment I am not a happy camper…

I would like to know how severe this problem is…if you have a moment to spare, please leave me a comment…just say “test without WP” so I can know that you were able to comment without a WordPress account. If not possible, please send me an email to rvanwykatfreedotfr.  Thank you and pleeaase don’t leave me…I SO love all your little stories, whether in an email reply or comment or Facebook/Twitter…I always love it!

I’m indulging in a few of my older images, which will hopefully lift my spirit and I hope you enjoy!

..bathroom curtains..


..door to atelier.. tools..


..rusty milk can..


..ray of light.. chair..

..à bientôt


26 responses

  1. Yes, I’ve seen that it had changed…

    Lovely pictures! I especially like the last one.



    10/04/2012 at 15:35

  2. @ rosa: Thanks rosa…and I see you signed in with your twitter account. I’ve seen it a while and was wondering about it…now I understand!


    10/04/2012 at 15:39

  3. I really love your pictures!! hope all be OK soon

    10/04/2012 at 15:44

  4. Zoe

    test without wp
    wonderful images – thank you!

    10/04/2012 at 15:47

  5. strongassoup

    It seems a strange idea on on the part of WordPress to assume that everyone is going to have a twitter or facebook account or that they’ll need one to comment on blogs. I don’t use twitter of facebook and I’ve no real interest in starting but I do want to comment on blogs. In the end I got so fed up not being able to leave comments that I created a WordPress account. I imagine that a number of people won’t bother which is sad for blog writers. I love that Laurier sign, by the way, and that’s a great door handle.

    10/04/2012 at 16:17

  6. @ Gloria: thank you and I really want to clear this up…I hate problems!

    @ zoe: you got through with your blogger account…amazing! Thank you. I love your expression:” my sore back agrees with the season, it seems to be April”. It says it all!!

    @ Strongassoup: I completely understand your frustration..that is where I am with blogger who wants to force me to use my google account. and now WordPress is doing the smae…so sad. And you’re right, most of the people who emailed me, don’t use either Twitter or Facebook or anything else, they are only visitors! I admire you though for going through all the trouble to start up a WordPress account, but on behalf of all wordpress bloggers…thank you!

    10/04/2012 at 16:32

  7. I’m testing to see, but I think I restarted a WP account recently just so I could leave a comment on someone’s blog. It’s annoying to have to do this, I heartily agree.

    10/04/2012 at 17:36

  8. Yes, I had to have a WP account to post the above… and this one. Awful policy.

    10/04/2012 at 17:37

  9. @ Laura: thanks Laura. Unfortunately it seems this is the way it is going to stay which has me considering moving.Not to Blogger, that is for sure. Or else I will just stop blogging.

    10/04/2012 at 18:11

  10. Zoe

    May I leave a comment on your always wonderful posts, this no exception.

    11/04/2012 at 00:42

  11. Diane

    Test comment.

    11/04/2012 at 01:50

  12. Seems like a duel between Blogger (use your google account) and WordPress (use this account)

    Apparently, it is something to do with some people having a Gravatar (and that little sucker came in under the wire!)

    A friend posted a link that may help, but I can’t find it. I’ll email her and get back to you.

    Commenters can also comment by filling in details in the grey box below.I’ll use a blogger blog for this comment.

    11/04/2012 at 01:56

  13. Well, that went through with no problem. Usually, I sign in from my Idle Thoughts blog, as now

    11/04/2012 at 01:57

  14. Commenting with WP – love your Blog so much!

    11/04/2012 at 02:34

  15. Edit that to say Without WP

    11/04/2012 at 02:34

  16. I have a WP account now (for my poetry blog) but before that, I did have trouble and was VERY frustrated. I created a gravitar for Folia without realizing it was a WP thing. That allowed me to comment. I’m keeping my Aspen Meadows blog on Blogger even tho I prefer WP so people can comment.

    11/04/2012 at 05:28

  17. barbara Dyke

    Hi Ronnie.Not sure if this will appear on the comments, as I did have a problem last time & I can’t remember how I did it ! as wordpress asked for me to open an account !! I will always continue to look at your lovely pictures, Loved the bathroom curtains.

    11/04/2012 at 07:59

  18. @ Zoe: Thank you Zoe, happy to see you got through.

    @ diane: than you for the test comment Diane, I assume it was without WP>

    @ Diane(Dinahmow): Yes, iall of this troyble for a certain Matt cutts who I didn’t even know of who was impersonated! As someone so aptly put it…”he whined and now we all have to pay”. Thanks for your testing efforts.

    @ Karen allison; seems you don; have WP account or bloggewr and you succeeded…there is hope after all?

    @ Annette: Yes the gravatar and email addresses are the culprits! Thanks for your help.

    @ Barbara: thanks…your previous message also posted. Sorry for the problems!

    Thank you everybody.
    Unforunately this is out of my hands and it doesn’t look like it is going to change. I will have to the one to change or accept…!

    11/04/2012 at 10:55

  19. Anonymous

    comment without WP I love your photos and glimpses of your artistic French life.

    11/04/2012 at 11:08

  20. I never can pick out a photo – they all charm. I have a google account but not a wordpress one so we shall see if this gets through.

    11/04/2012 at 14:35


    11/04/2012 at 15:20

  22. love your blog, Ronelle, It’s wonderful,love,Diana Sorry for the aggravating problem.. sometimes the computer is brillant and other times maddening!

    11/04/2012 at 18:52

  23. Ronelle,

    Love the photos and I am not having a problem commenting.


    11/04/2012 at 23:43

  24. I am sorry for your website woes, Ronelle! I am hoping this comment comes through without a hitch! Lovely photos!

    12/04/2012 at 02:14

  25. @ Anonymous: thank you for replying and the lovely compliment…glad yo hear you could get by without a WP account!

    @ claudia: You also got throug with WP…great, thanks!

    @ Rita: thank you sweet friend!

    @ Diana: thank you, you’re right…when it workd, it works great, but when it doesn’t…!

    @ Eileen: glad to hear you are problem free too, thank you..

    @ Susan: thanks for the comment!

    It seems life still goes on!
    After all, Myfrenchkitchen isn’t about commetns…it is about the joy it bings me…and all those who pass by here and want to join in.
    Thank you everybody!


    12/04/2012 at 08:42

  26. Wow, it let me leave a comment, even remembered who I was, and I’m on Blogger. So, it worked Ronelle. Know this is frustrating. If you remember, Blogger has problems from time to time too.

    I’m crazy about that antique urn.

    12/04/2012 at 11:29


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