Brief Tutorial on Using Squarespace Comments

Introduction

News around the site is that the Squarespace comments section is frustrating. The last thing I want to do is frustrate my readers. I thought perhaps a first step would be a poll to learn just what is happening, or not happening. And why.

Then I thought this might be another frustration for my readers. A brief tutorial seemed the easiest thing for both of us. Here goes!

Back Story and Tutorial

When I transitioned from WordPress to Squarespace, I posted a list of reasons for my decision. In that post, I discussed why I was deferring to Squarespace's comments setup.

Perhaps a visual will help make it clear that you don't have to set up an account and create another password to comment.

When you have completed reading a post, below that you will find the following:

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Simply enter your thoughts into the box and click on either "Preview" to see how your comment looks, or on "Post Comment." Clicking on the latter takes you to this screen:

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This is somewhat different from what you may have been seeing. That's because I did a little research and learned that I could change with one setting, the "Anonymous Commenting" setting. Currently, anonymous commenting is turned off and presents you with the box above. 

Simply enter your email address and then drop down to log in with your choice of Facebook, Google, or Twitter. No need to create an account or enter a password.

I hope this makes stopping by to comment a more pleasurable and simple experience for all of you. 

Images compliments of Squarespace Help.