I am doing my first pure Blog in 3.7.12 http://dearvirtualeditor.com
I have checked all boxes identified above, but there is not place for the reader wanting to make a comment to register.
I have done only one Blog before. It was in 3.4.4, and the request for Username/Password was simple and clean--right in the Comment Box. http://basicallybasie.com
Is this still possible? ...or do I really need a plugin?