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How to Remove Comment “Like” on Your WordPress Blog

I had a weird thing happen recently. My most recent blog post had a number of reader comments. (Thank you!) All but the most recent comment also had a “like” applied. And the supposed source of the like varied, but all the likes were from some “sexy.ru” or “sexy. xyz” site. All the names were a bit different, and likely bot-generated.

ICK

Really, icked me out. I looked in my settings to figure out how to get rid of them, and when I couldn’t right away, I apologized to each of those who commented for the icky like they’d received. Then Jim suggested I check “Help” to see if there was any information about removing comment likes.

“Help” helped. If you’re a WordPress user and see this happen on your posts, you can stop comment likes. Go to your Settings for Sharing. Scroll down the page a bit. Near the bottom of the page is a box you can check for comment likes.

It’s just a toggle switch. I unchecked it, making it OFF for all comments. Unfortunately, that means that if I like your comment or you like mine, we can’t indicate it with a click. We’ll actually have to SAY SO. I LIKE your comment!! Maybe that isn’t all bad…

The Lost Gallery

A couple of days ago I made a comment to my new friend Doreen at Treadlemusic. My comment was about a graduation quilt she made for her grandson last year. It was a medallion quilt with a panel center and a hunting theme, perfectly suited to the young man. This post shows the finished quilt and the lucky graduate!

In my comment to her, I shared a link to the graduation quilt I made for my son in 2012. Except, I didn’t! The link didn’t work, and with Doreen’s patience and help, I was able to figure out why. The gallery I had built for Some Old Favorites was still in preview status in WordPress. I hadn’t actually published it. As the author, I could see it. But you couldn’t!

Well, now… TA-DA!! Here is the gallery and here is the quilt.

Graduation quilt for Son. About 81″x81″. The background fabric is the same as used in FFDIL’s quilt.

Today is the first anniversary of the blog Jim and I share, Our View From Iowa. I hadn’t started Catbird Quilt Studio yet, and occasionally I published quilting posts there. One of them was this post on the graduation quilt. It includes photos and some about my process, both for design and construction.

I found the lost gallery. I hope you will enjoy seeing some of my old favorites.