The default permissions for my internal SharePoint blog seemed to be such that comments were disabled. Here’s how to enable them (leastways this worked for me):
- Go to your SharePoint blog homepage
- In the Admin Links, click
- Click the Settings menu, then the List Settings menu item:
- Find and click Permissions for this list:
- Click on
NT AUTHORITY\authenticated users, check the checkbox beside the Contribute permission () and click OK.
Now others should be able to add comments.
I think I’ve found the idiomatic way to create a blog post for a SharePoint blog: MS Word. If you create a post via the “Create a post” link, you have to hand-format all the html yourself. Sometimes I may do that for greater control, but it’s really clunky if you want to add an image to your post. So instead of “Create a post”, click “Launch blog program to post”.
When I did this from Firefox, I received this message:
So I opened the site in Internet Explorer. At first I thought Admin Links wasn’t there, but it was, scrolled off the screen. I clicked “Launch blog program to post”, and after some first time set-up and a warning about usernames and passwords flying around, Word appeared with a new Blog Post section in its menu:
I typed in my title, typed up this post, and – most convenient of all – just pasted in the screenshots, then pressed Publish, and there it was in my blog. Nice!