I'm a little confused on how to use the subscription plugins. I have the 'Subscribe2' & 'Subscribe to Comments' plugins installed and activated. The subscribe widget shows up in the sidebar of my site, however, what does this quick subscribe accomplish? After clicking the confirmation email I don't receive a password or anything. Would the purpose for me (the site owner) be only a means to notify people of updates?
After subscribing & confirming I tried to comment on a post, which then asked me to log in. The login screen went to WordPress admin which then showed a register link to subscribe to the site. Is this how it's supposed to work?
I realize that I could turn the comment registration off, possibly allowing SPAM; however, is there a way to capture email addy's and notify people of updates, while allowing them to register/subscribe to comments on the blog in one step?