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Notify E-mail For 1.5? (6 posts)

  1. ayb1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is there a plugin or hack for v1.5 that will e-mail readers when there is a new post?

    Thanks.
    --Alex

  2. vikosta
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. clappingtree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Can this be incorporated as an option into the next version of WP please?

  4. clappingtree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Especially useful for replies to posts.

  5. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the kind words, vikosta!

    clappingtree: this feature is really not the best use of resources for most blogs. I wrote my plugin because one site that I manage (but to which I do not contribute) is read primarily by people unfamiliar with content aggregation (RSS and ATOM). Content aggregation is a far better mechanism for update notification. It uses less resources on both the client and the server; it benefits from working in aggregate (sites likes bloglines fetch the latest update and then all bloglines subscribes for that site can read the update, representing massive savings in bandwidth); and subscribing to content is strictly a client-side operation: you don't need to fork over your email to a potentially unscrupulous site looking to sell a subscriber list.

    If my plugin works for some folks, I think that's great. I think it'd be even better if everyone using my plugin would make modest efforts toward educating their subscribers about the wonder (and power) of content syndication.

  6. canonis
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes but then the goal is to get people to come to your site and sometimes an email is the best way.

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