We developed a Blogger app for a client of ours a few years ago, which uses the Google Data API.
However, since Oct/Nov 2011 it has been suffering from several errors, when users try to post comments.
a lot of searching around, I discovered that several others had
experienced similar problems, and that they had been able to resolve
some of them by registering their blog domain (or, more precisely, the
domain on which their custom blog apps/API calls reside) here: http://accounts.google.com/ManageDomains.
I had registered my domain, my app worked fine... for me, at least. I
have found that if I register the domain, and supply the
google-verification-code on my site, I can post comments quite happily.
In other words, by registering the domain and adding the verification
code to my site, I am effectively telling Google, "I own this site and
this blog", regardless of whether I actually OWN the blogger account or
BUT... here is the problem:
Our app can no longer post comments from a user who has not registered the domain, or who does not own the blogger account.
have found this note in the API developers docs: "Note: Currently, you
can only post comments to a blog owned by the authenticated user."
Somebody, please tell me there is a workaround for this. I am
struggling to understand how Blogger has seemingly taken a step
backwards like this; as I said, our app USED TO WORK.
My client's sense of humor is running dry now and I really need to find a solution.
We are currently using the AuthSub authentication - should we use OAuth?
One last thing - the API returns the following Blogger error code:
I've Googled this code and literally found nothing.