How to Organize Your WordPress Images
I’m curious if there is a way to categorize the images I upload in the media section of WordPress. I wish I had a way that I could keep book covers in one area, post headers etc in another—is there a way to do it from within WP, or only if I upload directly to my site outside of the blog and link to them? I like using the WP Media because I’ll realize partway through a post that I need an image, so grab it—but it seems so cluttered!
I have a plugin for you that you will love! It’s called Attachment Taxonomy Support. This plugin adds new categories and tags to your media library. You can create categories (and tags) and assign them to your images. Then you can see all images in a specific category (or tag) and easily find or organize images that way.
There are a lot of other ways you can customize the media library with your own code, so let me know if this doesn’t work for you. But this is one of the best options that’s already packaged inside a plugin.
Auto-Approving WordPress Comments
I’ve been in WordPress.org for about three months now and I still cannot figure out how to auto-approve the comments! I have Akismet activated. Do you think that’s the problem?
Akismet could be the issue, but there are two other things to check out:
Go to Settings » Discussion and look for these settings:
Make sure the top two are unchecked. Then, for the last one, you may want to increase the number. That last option means that if a comment contains 2 or more links, it will be unapproved (and you will have to manually approve it). If you don’t want that to happen, increase the number.
If those settings were already unchecked for you, then Akismet is likely the problem. If you have the ReCaptcha plugin installed, you need to deactivate it. According to Akismet’s help page, having that plugin installed alongside Akismet can cause issues.
Logging In on WordPress Blogs
Maybe it’s a stupid question, but whenever I’m reading a post on a blog on WordPress and want to leave a comment, I can’t find a way to log in! Except when there’s a Meta thing in the sidebars. But on yours for example, I have to fill my info each time. How do I log in?
You can’t just “login” to any WordPress blog. There are a couple different scenarios here and I’ll try to address them all.
The blog is on WordPress.com
If the blog is hosted on WordPress.com then you can login using your WordPress.com credentials. This is because all sites on WordPress.com are linked together on a network.
The WordPress.org blog is using Jetpack comments
The Jetpack commenting system allows users to sign in with WordPress.com to leave a comment. This is probably where you’re getting confused. In order for this to work, the person must be using Jetpack and have the commenting system enabled. Then you can sign in with your WordPress.com credentials.
If the person is not using WordPress.com and is not using Jetpack comments, then there is no way you can login to their blog. WordPress.com logins are totally separate from WordPress.org ones unless you have a plugin (like Jetpack comments) that allows a connection.
Long story short…
The gist of it is: you can’t just login to any WordPress blog. The person has to either be on WordPress.com (in which case you can sign in to your own WordPress.com account) or have a feature installed (like Jetpack comments) that allows users to sign in with WordPress.com credentials to perform an action (like leaving a comment).