When I first installed Word Press one of the first things I did was turn off commenting. I have run website that allowed commenting before and the spam and offensive bile that would inevitably at some point appear and require moderation didn’t seem to me to be worth the trouble of allowing people to comment in the first place. I had intended to write this post as an explanation of why I wasn’t allowing commenting. But I’ve gotten several requests to turn it on and also the ability to subscribe to the blog so I’ve reconsidered and enabled commenting. It doesn’t require you to sign up and verify your email address or anything and you should have the capability to subscribe as well. I tested the basics and it seems to be working.