How to add "Notify me of new posts via email" below comment text-area? (7 posts)

  1. cyberquill
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm using the Gurken Subscribe to Comments plugin, which adds an option to sign up for followup comments beneath the comment textarea:

    Notify me of followup comments via e-mail

    On a few other blogs I've seen a second checkbox and a "Notify me of new posts via e-mail" underneath the checkbox for followup comments.

    What plugin do I need for that?

    I have the Subscribe2 plugin, but it only gives me a subscribe-to-posts widget for my sidebar, plus I can't figure out how to customize its "Subscribe" button, so I'd rather have the simple "Notify me of new posts via email" checkbox right under my existing "sign up for followup comments" checkbox.


  2. lucreid
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Cyberquill,

    I've been delving into this, and as far as I can tell, it's a WordPress.com feature only. The instructions here say "You can also let people subscribe from your comment form by going to the Settings > Discussion dashboard page and enabling the subscribe to blog option is enabled," but on my non-WordPress.com account, there is no such option, and I've only ever seen the feature on WordPress.com sites.

    Fortunately, there is an approximately equivalent feature available: see http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/blog-subscription-widget/

    Good luck! If you prove me wrong, please drop by my blog and let me know.


  3. cyberquill
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You're right in that these subscription checkboxes seem to be a built-in WordPress.com feature only, so your link about the "approximately equivalent feature" proves itself wrong, as it leads straight to WordPress.com. There's no way to install it on the self-hosted version. Unfortunately, your "fortunately" does not apply.

  4. bbkudk
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ther is no plugin with this function, isnt it?

  5. nainaa
    Posted 5 years ago #

    is there a plugin for this?

  6. uogecko
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm wondering the same thing - I'd like WordPress.com-like notification functionality for WordPress.org!

  7. Rev. Voodoo
    Posted 5 years ago #


    feedburner uses subscribe by email. This plugin looks like it takes advantage of that. Maybe others do to?

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