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Draft Notify


I run multiple blogs and have the ability for people to sign up and write content for me. I was disappointed that WordPress does not have anything built it to alert me with an email notification when a new author writes something. I don�t log into the sites unless I have to, so new content may sit for a while without being noticed. I did find 1 plugin that would accomplish the email, but it was buggy. So I�ve written my own and am willing to share it with you. Specifically this plugin is designed to email you when an author saves a draft. Now there are some additional settings, but check them out below. As always, suggestions are welcome, just leave them in the comments along with any bugs you might encounter.

Draft Notify Features

  • Emails when a Draft is saved.
  • Can email a specific email address or all users above a certain access level.
  • Can email out whenever a revision is saved, or it can ignore revisions and only email when the first draft is saved.


Installation is standard for Draft Notify. You can either search for it in the WordPress repository, or you can upload the code to your plugins folder as described below.

  1. Upload draft-notify.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate Draft Notify through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the options under the Draft Notify settings tab.


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Contributors & Developers

“Draft Notify” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Added a few options into the settings page that customize the email you receive.


  • Fixed the autosave of the draft sending an email multiple times.


  • First Release