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  • I’m administrator for a group blog. All comments must be moderated. I am the only one receiving notice of new comments submitted. Is there a way that the post author can be notified when there’s a new comment to their post rather than just notifying me, the administrator? Each author would like to approve their own comments. I’ve set up roles so that they have permission to approve or disapprove a comment, but I can’t figure out an automatic way to notify them of new comments.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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  • Doesn’t any one have any ideas about this?

    It seems you are looking for this plugin

    It seems you are looking for this plugin

    That plugin prevents the emails from becoming a single conversation in Gmail or similar.

    I think what OP is looking for is a plugin that will, when a comment is posted, find the author of a post, find the e-mail address of that author, and notify them instead of default e-mail.

    I don’t know how to do this or if it exists however.

    Yes, I’m looking for something that will notify the author so they can approve or disapprove new comments to their own posts. I looked at the plugin listed above, but it doesn’t do what I’m looking for. I found one plug in called Notify on Comments, but it doesn’t seem compatible with 2.5.1. I’ve written the author and perhaps he’ll work on it.

    I just checked back with the author of Notify on Comments and he updated it because of the problem. I’m so happy! Here’s a link to his plug in:

    Yes, this did work even with 2.7.1 but it the email subject reads ‘please moderate’ even when no moderation is required.

    I would prefer it if the email was sent ONLY when the comment required moderation.

    Still, it is a step in the right direction!

    Actually, I figured out how to only send an email when moderation is required:

    //Modify to only send if moderation is required
    $modereation_required = get_option(‘moderation_notify’);
    $approved = $comment->comment_approved ;
    if($modereation_required AND $approved != 1){
    @wp_mail($to, $subject, $notify_message, $headers);
    return true;

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