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[Plugin: Subscribe to Comments] Works great even with WP 2.8.4, despite being ancient and unsupporte (6 posts)

  1. windows2000
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Subscribe to Comments is one of the most famous and useful WordPress plugins of all time. When I first setup my blog, I was dumbfounded trying to figure out how to enable the checkbox "Notify me of updates to comments" like every other blog has.

    It took me a long time before I realized everyone is using this ancient and unsupported plugin. I did my homework, took a deep breath, and installed it anyways. (The only old plugin on my site!)

    To my surprise it has worked well so far and everything functions as it should. There is a bug in the Tools > Subscribe to Comments page where it shows a blank name (probably me, the site admin) with 11 subscriptions. But it's not the end of the world.

    Wish someone would pick this up and continue development for current WordPress versions.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe-to-comments/

  2. JayMyers
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It works yes, but users are unable to subscribe to comments in my experience and from what I have read from others.

  3. fldtrace
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I decided to test this myself on a wordpress 2.7.1 installation.
    I don't know about the 2.8.4 version, but after couple tests I can confirm it is working good. The unsubscribe works good as well, but the user who wants to unsubscribe is taken to a ugly page with no design.

    I haven't got the change to test the admin very well, but so far it works.

  4. Daniele
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have installed it too. And it works fine, but i've built a theme with 2 sidebars and this plugin doesn't provide support in those cases. So i've made a small patch, on line 1228 of subscribe-to-comments.php:

    //if ( !empty($sg_subscribe->sidebar) )
    //	@include_once($sg_subscribe->sidebar);
    if ( !empty($sg_subscribe->sidebar) ){
    	$sidebars_array=explode(",",$sg_subscribe->sidebar);
    	foreach($sidebars_array as $sb_file){
    		@include_once($sb_file);
    	}
    }

    I've commented out the first two lines and replaced them with the code below. Now, if you have more than one sidebar you can specify it in the admin panel (under subscrive-to-comments options), under "Path to sidebar:" listing all your sidebar files separated by a simple comma (",").
    For example
    Path to sidebar: [theme_path]/sidebar-sb1.php,[theme_path]/sidebar-sb2.php

  5. Daniele
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Futhermore i was not able to get translation working, so i've modified line 826 also as below:

    //load_plugin_textdomain('subscribe-to-comments');
     load_plugin_textdomain('subscribe-to-comments', false, 'subscribe-to-comments');

    and now it searchs .mo file in its folder.

    I'm working on some modification in the way this plugin recreate theme page around its Subscription Manager. The approach taken by Customize yuor community plugin, seems to be simple and efficient enough.
    More to come!

  6. Daniele
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Opened another (resolved) topic for a new release of this plugin there.

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