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[resolved] Just link to post in Subscription Emails (8 posts)

  1. win101
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is it possible to only send a link including the Post Title (no post content) in the subscription emails. It seems odd to send out the whole post content, it leaves no incentive for people to return to the site.

    If this is not currently possible could it please be considered as a future feature request.



  2. lutetia
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I too would like to see only short excerpts or a link sent out with the notification. As it stands, the way subscriptions work only makes it easier for people to view my content without visiting my site. As a web site owner, why would I want to do that?

  3. breravin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ya, I've been looking around for a way to fix this as well. It seems very illogical that a notification sends an entire post. I'd really like it to either send just a notification or perhaps a summary.

    I've been told that limiting the RSS feed to "summary" also limits the notification - but I don't want to do that to people who have subscribed to the blog via RSS.

  4. lapuce
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I do limit the rss feed and it doesn't change anything, jetpack subscribers receive the whole post (text and pics) in their email box ...
    so weird!

  5. Tim Moore

    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 3 years ago #

    We are working on updates to only send excerpts, though there is not a concrete date for when this update will be released. Check in with our news site for updates.

  6. mammasteed
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am brand-new to wordpress.

    I am also very disappointed to find out that, after all my hard work in figuring out how to make subscriptions work properly, it just sends the whole text in email. Seriously, I nearly cried.

    It should send just the title, or an excerpt of no more than 2-3 sentences. It should do this by default.

    I think it is awful that you thought this full-text thing was a good idea in the first place.

    I am glad to hear you are working on this issue already, and I hope you do it as quickly as possible.

  7. jimliston
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have been using the "More Tag" which is on the WYSIWYG editor (Alt+Shift+T) which seems to be working for me. Just insert where you want the post to end. On my editor the icon is just to the right of the HyperLink icons.

  8. mammasteed
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for the tip, Jim! I will try that on my next post!

    You get awesome points for the suggestion, and double if it works :)

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