I run a multi-author site, with centralized comment moderation from the administrators. I recently updated my version of WordPress to 3.4.1, and now it notifies contributing authors about comments held for moderation on their posts. They do not have the ability to moderate comments, so these emails are useless for them, and an annoyance as well because these moderation emails are often spam. I do not want to have our contributing authors deluged with comment moderation emails.
I understand that this is a new behavior for wordpress, and by searching through the forums is seems that there are many people who have been looking for this feature. However, we do not want it. Would it be possible for the WordPress Gurus to add a setting in the next version that lets you choose who gets comment moderation emails? Something as simple as two check-boxes would suffice, one for the site administrator, and one for the post authors. That way everyone could choose one or both. If you want to get really fancy, what would be awesome is a third checkbox with a field where you can enter one or more email addresses so you could designate “editors” who get these emails rather than the site administrator being the only other option.
I think it would be important to include this feature within the basic setup of WordPress rather than done as a plugin. For one thing, it would end confusion about these settings that I see from other people in the forum, and second, some sites like ours are already plugin-heavy.
Alternately, if anyone knows how to fix this issue, that would be great, but I am hoping that WordPress itself will be improved in this way. Thanks!
and now it notifies contributing authors about comments held for moderation on their posts.
That’s been around for a while, actually… Were you using something to prevent it?
As I said, we only recently updated our version of WordPress. We had many plugins set up the way we wanted, as well as WordPress itself, and we didn’t want to mess that up. We recently redesigned the look and inner workings of our site and updated WordPress in that process. So I guess the thing we did to prevent it was not to update WordPress?
We had many plugins set up the way we wanted, as well as WordPress itself, and we didn’t want to mess that up.
Right, and what I mean is ‘Were you using a plugin to change that setting?’
This has been on WordPress for a while, by which I mean 3.0. So you had to have changed something on your end 🙂
I looked at a wordpress export xml file from before the upgrade. It said WordPress version 3.0.1. So if this was supposed to happen in the previous version of wordpress we had as well, then maybe something we had installed was preventing it. I’m not sure what could have been changed, except that we had a couple user-related plugins that we dumped, which were Alkivia Open Community and Register Plus Redux.
If you know of a plugin that can restore our ability to not have our contributors bugged by spam emails, I’m all ears! Thanks.
It’s a little old, but it looks like it should still work.
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