Comments broken by Jetpack change

Hi readers

I’m sorry to report that commenting on this website is not available due to an incompatible change by Automattic to their Jetpack commenting system..

The engineering issue seems to be that their comment plugin puts the form in an iframe, but the comment service which renders the form adds the header x-frame-options: SAMEORIGIN. That means that comments cannot ever work until the change is rolled back at WordPress HQ. I have tweeted them to make them aware but there is nothing else I can do apart from disabling Jetpack.

Unfortunately Jetpack powers site stats, video embeds and a dozen other things which would be lost and are needed for current articles. At the moment, I am holding out for a fix.

In the meantime, the Libertarian Home facebook page is running smoothly and there you will find an interesting survey on great libertarian thinkers which I am hosting on behalf of Sam Swann. More on that in the very near future, it will be running all week…


  1. Incidentally, if libraries are still required in the age of the internet, then customers should be able to fund it directly. There is no justification for state funding of libraries now that the internet is so cheap and so no need to vote for it.



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