Blogger became an OpenID provider in the year 2008, but nowadays, when you try to use Blogger OpenID for a blog address, it crashes down. I don’t know why, but this issue is still not fixed by the Blogger developer team. Blogger support forum is full of questions, but there is no answer.
What is an OpenID?
OpenID is an open standard that describes how users can be authenticated in a decentralized manner. OpenID allows you to use an existing account to sign in to multiple websites, without needing to create a new account. Facebook login available at various eCommerce sites is a simple example of it.
Merits of OpenID while Commenting?
1. Default Blogger comment system links your profile, but when you make comments with your Blogger OpenID, i.e. with a blog address, then blog admin and readers can directly visit your blog when they click on your name.
2. You can get backlinks from where you comment.
3. You can protect your privacy.
To make this tutorial more straightforward for you, I will use screenshots –
1. Know Your Blogger OpenID
To determine the blog address Open ID, please follow the steps as shown in the screenshot –
2. Blogger OpenID Error
Many bloggers are often experiencing an error message saying, “Whoops, that’s an error. We apologize for the inconvenience. Try refreshing the page to see if things are back in order.” Hereunder is a screenshot as proof.
The final solution is only StackExchange OpenID. After completing all the steps given below, you can check your blog.
Steps to getting StackExchange OpenID Solution
1. Create an account on StackExchange OpenID. The screenshot is given below.
2. Check your inbox for the verification email and click on the account verification link.
3. You’ll reach your user page where you can see the link “Use your URL to log in”. The screenshot is given below.
4. Click on this link, and you get two tags, as shown below.
5. Now go to Blogger template editor and put these tags just below <head>. See the screenshot below.
6. Before saving the template changes, don’t forget to close this two code with forwarding slash “/”, otherwise Blogger template will not be saved and show an error message. See the screenshot below.
7. Save your Blogger template. You’re done. :)
One thing you must know. When you make your first comment on some blog, you’ve to confirm access to Blogger. This means Blogger will access your personal information from the StackExchange OpenID account. See the screenshot below.
Now when as you publish your comment, you can see your name is attached with your blog address. Be happy to get backlinks from dofollow blogs and forums without sharing any personal profile that means personal identity. Finally, you’re ready to get direct traffic to your blog from your comments.