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  • Resolved Tevya

    (@thefiddler)


    Great plugin BTW. Really like it. But I’m confused about something: does the author of a post automatically get subscribed to all comments on their post? This is how I want it to be, but am unsure if that is the case. I’ve looked for a setting, but found none. I have a private blog where people communicate and collaborate. I’d like all authors (actually they’re technically subscribers, but I’ve given them posting permissions through the User Role Editor plugin), to automatically be notified of any comments on their post. Is this already happening? Or is it just not a feature? I find no setting to turn it on or off, so I’m just confused and unsure of how the plugin is acting. Everything else about it is great, just this one area of confusion. Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe-to-comments-reloaded/

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  • Plugin Contributor Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    Authors don’t need to subscribe, since WordPress has this feature built into the system, you can activate under Settings > Discussion, I believe. StCR 1.4 will have a feature to alert the administrator of ALL comments posted, though.

    Camu

    Tevya

    (@thefiddler)

    Maybe I’m just missing it, but I don’t think WP has that feature any longer. If I remember correctly, I researched this other day, before I found your plugin. I believe the notify authors of comments feature was dropped from WP several versions back. I looked through the discussion settings very carefully just to make sure, and couldn’t find it.

    StCR 1.4 will have a feature to alert the administrator of ALL comments posted, though.

    Doesn’t the “Notify admin” feature in 1.3 do this? Or am I misunderstanding the description: “Notify the administrator when a new comment is posted”?

    Either way, I’m interested in having the post author notified, and as I said, I don’t think WP does this anymore. I have several multi-author blogs I run, and I just got an email from one of the authors the other day, asking me how they could get updates on new comments posted on their articles.

    If I’ve missed something, feel free to clue me in. But if not, an option to opt-in all authors automatically to notifications of comments on posts they wrote, would be a great addition to your already awesome plugin. Thanks.

    Plugin Contributor Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    Hi there,
    let me answer your questions one by one.

    – If you go to this page [1], under Discussion Settings you can read “Anyone posts a comment – Check this box so that every single comment posted will generate an email to the author of that post.” – I still see this option in my admin panel, so I don’t think it has been dropped by WP just yet. Unless you’re coming from the future and are using WP 7.0 🙂

    Doesn’t the “Notify admin” feature in 1.3 do this? Sort of: that option allows you to be notified when someone subscribes to a discussion without commenting. WordPress does not handle that kind of requests, so my plugin takes care of alerting the administrator when a new subscription without commenting has been requested.

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Camu

    [1] http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Discussion_SubPanel

    Tevya

    (@thefiddler)

    Okay, thanks! I guess I’ve always misunderstood that setting. Perhaps the wording needs to be updated in WP? I assumed it meant that “me”, the admin, would get an email for every comment, not the post author. Just what you’re saying you’re going to add in 1.4.

    Instead, it does exactly what I want, but I’ve always left it unchecked, because I didn’t want to get tons of comment notifications. However, now I’ll check it, to keep my authors updated.

    Thanks, maybe I’ll have to find where to make suggestions for WP 3.1, and see if they’ll update the wording to something like “Notify post author(s) of comments on their posts.” So you don’t have to read the codex to understand what that setting really means.

    Plugin Contributor Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    Good point! Hey, don’t forget to vote for my plugin!

    Camu

    Tevya

    (@thefiddler)

    Will do! Thanks again.

    illis

    (@illis)

    Whoa, that IS misleading, I always thought exactly the same as you, Tevya; I thought the ‘me’ the admin, not the author. Did you test this yet?

    Tevya

    (@thefiddler)

    🙂 Yeah.

    Well I turned it on on several blogs, but nothing’s happened yet to confirm/deny it. I’ll email one of my authors that posted recently and see if they got a notification of a comment I just saw.

    If you look at the link Camu provided to the Discussion Settings, it specifically says the post author will be notified for that setting, while the one right next to it, refers only to the Admin.

    illis

    (@illis)

    Oh, missed that link by Camu, sorry and thanks for pointing that out. You are right, it does state quite clearly that ‘Please note that the use of “me” refers to either a post author or the administrator’. Now we know. I think I’ll fix that in my translation, though.

    Plugin Contributor Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    Yeah, I agree it’s misleading indeed, I had been tricked by the wording too. Maybe we should tell the core developers to fix it 🙂

    Tevya

    (@thefiddler)

    Well if either of you know how to tell them, please do. I don’t know how, so I’d have to learn first, but if neither of you know how either, I’ll be happy to learn, and then do it.

    Plugin Contributor Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    I think we can open a ticket, I’ll take care of this next week, after Thanksgiving.

    Camu

    illis

    (@illis)

    Sounds like a plan. Should be easy enough to change.

    Plugin Contributor Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    I’ve been busy lately, but this is still in my to-do list 🙂

    Plugin Contributor Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    Okay, it seems like someone else had the same problem, and there’s a ticket already but it hasn’t been addressed yet

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6286

    Camu

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