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  • Is there a plugin or hack for v1.5 that will e-mail readers when there is a new post?

    Thanks.
    –Alex

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  • Can this be incorporated as an option into the next version of WP please?

    Especially useful for replies to posts.

    Thanks for the kind words, vikosta!

    clappingtree: this feature is really not the best use of resources for most blogs. I wrote my plugin because one site that I manage (but to which I do not contribute) is read primarily by people unfamiliar with content aggregation (RSS and ATOM). Content aggregation is a far better mechanism for update notification. It uses less resources on both the client and the server; it benefits from working in aggregate (sites likes bloglines fetch the latest update and then all bloglines subscribes for that site can read the update, representing massive savings in bandwidth); and subscribing to content is strictly a client-side operation: you don’t need to fork over your email to a potentially unscrupulous site looking to sell a subscriber list.

    If my plugin works for some folks, I think that’s great. I think it’d be even better if everyone using my plugin would make modest efforts toward educating their subscribers about the wonder (and power) of content syndication.

    Yes but then the goal is to get people to come to your site and sometimes an email is the best way.

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