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  • I do not see these widgets in WordPress.org which exists in WordPress.com:
    Blog Subscription
    Search
    Top Clicks
    Top Post
    Recent Posts

    How do I include these?

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  • esmi

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    The Search and Recent Posts widgets are available in WP under Appearance/Widgets. By Blog Subscription, I assume you mean registration – in which case, you’ll either need to use the Meta widget or add the wp_register template tag to your theme. As for the others, you’ll need to look for suitable plugins.

    esmi, by Blog Subscription I mean subscribe 2 receive alerts about updation on my site.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Is there an RSS subscription (in other words, a link to your RSS feed) or were you sending out an email to a list of subscribers? If it’s the former, you can add the link by editing your theme template files. If it’s the latter, you’ll need a plugin.

    esmi, I am not talking about RSS or sending out emails 2 subscribers.

    In WordPress.com we’ve Blog Subscription widget using which anyone can fill up a form to receive auto updates about my site in their Inbox. I want this subscription form. If there’s a plugin 4 this can you please give me the link.

    Coming back 2 RSS, isn’t there a RSS widget already? Why do we need to “add the link by editing your theme template files.”?

    Btw esmi, is there any special merit of RSS over the Blog Subscription widget I want?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    In WordPress.com we’ve Blog Subscription widget using which anyone can fill up a form to receive auto updates about my site in their Inbox.

    That sounds like an email plugin to me – just one that perhaps send emails out automatically when a new post is published. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen plugins for this previously in the Plugins Directory.

    is there any special merit of RSS over the Blog Subscription widget I want

    RSS allows other sites – as well as individual subscribers – to pick up a list of your recent posts. I’m fairly sure that it also imposes far less strain on your server resources generally compared to emails.

    You might want to have a look for a Feedburner plugin. Feedburner combines both RSS and email by allowing people to sign up to receive emails based on an updated RSS feed.

    Any Plugin available that will give me the Top Clicks widgets from .com in my new wordpress.org page? Would be awesome!

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