How to add a subscription link/button? (5 posts)

  1. brian993
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a wordpress blog embedded in my website and I'm wondering how do I add a subscribe button? There are links for RSS for comments and posts but isn't there a "regular" subscribe?

    For example in the admin panel I can add subscribers but obviously I want people to be able to subscribe by themselves. Can someone please explain how to do this?

    Isn't there something like a "follow" like on twitter, live journal and many other blogging sites for other wordpress users? Is that yet a 3rd way to subscribe besides RSS?

    Someone please straighten me out here. Thanks.

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #


    well...you could add this plugin, which lets users subscribe however they want

    BUt there is no follow or anything on wordpress...natively

    (or maybe it was this plugin...I forget what the difference is)

  3. brian993
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well in my control panel I have several types of users (admin, author, editor, contributor and subscriber). What exactly is this "subscriber" - I'm guessing that this is the only kind of subscriber besides RSS you can have in word press?

    It seems strange to me that there is an option in the control panel to add "subscribers" but no obviously visible integration for this feature for regular readers that just surf in... or did I miss it somewhere?

    Do you know if these plugins handle both the subscribe described above and the RSS stuff?

    THanks for the quick responses!

  4. brian993
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can anyone clarify?

  5. neilg314
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I seem to have a problem like above. The answer must be so simple that I am embarrassed to ask. I just set up my blog. I can add post to it. If someone else or myself when not logged in, there is no way that a post can be left. There is the option to add subscribers myself but no way for anyone else to reach my site and leave a post. Surely there must be someway for someone to reach my site and leave a post?

    I have spent several hours on this, the help files do not address this issue. Please help.

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