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[resolved] What plugin drives site updates on wordpress.com (4 posts)

  1. Callum Macdonald
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What drives these options on wordpress.com?
    * Notify me of follow-up comments via email.
    * Send me site updates
    * Notify me of new posts via email.

    I'm trying to track down the code but I can only find Mark Jaquith's Subscribe To Comments plugin that was last updated 2.5 years ago.

    Do you know where I can find the code behind these options?

  2. What drives these options on wordpress.com?

    Most of the wordpress.com features are custom-built, but based on existing plugins.

    Notify me of follow-up comments via email.

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

    Send me site updates

    I haven't seen this feature before. Is it the same as the email subscription feature?

    Notify me of new posts via email.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe2/

  3. Callum Macdonald
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Send me site updates

    That's the same as the notify me of posts for users who are not logged into WordPress.com.

    Subscribe to Comments hasn't been updated in 2.5 years. The comments page on the author's site is somewhat out of control with spam and no answers to recent questions. Is it really the best option out there?

    I also saw the Subscribe2 plugin, I'm reluctant to get involved in code that is half free, half for sale. Plus, I think it's really important that both comments and posts are integrated so users can one-click unsubscribe from everything. I believe that's how it works on WP.com.

    I think most of wp.com is open source, but there are pieces they keep for themselves, I've run across that before. I'm guessing at this point I'll build something on top of Subscribe to Comments, it seems like the best starting point.

    Thanks for taking the time to share MacManX.

  4. You're welcome! Subscribe to Comments and Subscribe2 are the most recommended of their type, so I'm sure they'll work just fine. Even though Subscribe to Comments hasn't been updated since 2007, 5 out of 7 report it as functioning perfectly under WP 3.0.

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