I didn’t want to keep you in suspense after my post yesterday, having you lie awake at night wondering whether I would remain ‘Anonymous’ forever. And perhaps you or your followers have also been recently plagued by this issue when you comment on a blog in WordPress.
So after spending a LOT of time chatting with a WordPress analyst yesterday, it came down to my internet browser.
When I showed him a screen shot of the comment box I was seeing – which looked different than before but I couldn’t say why –
he noticed it didn’t show I was logged in to WordPress. Microsoft Edge seemed to be dropping my log in “cookies” so when I commented on a blog, it showed up as ‘Anonymous.’ On some blogs ‘Anonymous’ would disappear directly into spam.
The resolution was to switch to Chrome for my browser and it worked. The comment box now shows I’m logged in using my WP account, as it should. My comments are showing up again with my name, no longer ‘Anonymous.’ Hooray!
So if you have followers complaining of the same problem have them try a different browser. Chrome worked for me.
No thanks to him.