That was a bit worrying: this morning I tried to log in to the blog, typed in my username and password, hit the Log in button and was rudely presented with the message
All comments have been turned off temporarily. Please try again later.
I was a little taken aback at that. I’d activated the “Comments Off” plugin last week as I was being inundated with comment spam, but it appears to have locked me out of my own blog control-panel now!!
Obviously, I’ve managed to get in now. What I had to do was fire up my FTP client and change the name of the commentsoff.php plugin. I discovered the same advice later on the WordPress support forum.