After months of blogging, I have finally worked out why nobody has commented on any of my posts. Despite having over 1200 ‘registered’ users, nobody has been receiving their welcome emails. Having said that, only one person has contacted me about this!
I am so sorry that this has happened, and although the problem is now fixed, I have no realistic way of re-sending the welcome emails which allow users to post comments. The only plugin available for the WordPress software that I use to create my blog, that would enable easy re-sending of the emails, has not been updated for over a year and therefore does not work with this, the latest version of WordPress that I use.
What this means in practice is that I’m going to have to ask users to re-register with this site in order to be able to post comments – but at least it should now work properly. At the same time as I post this message, I’m going to delete all existing user registrations – as far as I can see, none of the registrations have worked anyway.
Ah, the joys of running a website. But normal, ‘proper’ service will now be resumed.
Thanks for your understanding 🙂
[Edit: It transpires that most if not all of the 1200 ‘users’ were in fact fake registrations for spam/marketing purposes. So perhaps it all worked out for the best in the end. Anyway, normal commenting is now working properly]