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Subscribe to Comments

Description

Subscribe to Comments is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries. The plugin includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts, block all notifications, or even change their notification e-mail address!

Installation

  1. Put subscribe-to-comments.php into [wordpress_dir]/wp-content/plugins/
  2. Go into the WordPress admin interface and activate the plugin
  3. Optional: if your WordPress theme doesn’t have the comment_form hook, or if you would like to manually determine where in your comments form the subscribe checkbox appears, enter this where you would like it: <?php show_subscription_checkbox(); ?>
  4. Optional: If you would like to enable users to subscribe to comments without having to first leave a comment, place this somewhere in your template, but make sure it is outside the comments form. A good place would be right after the ending </form> tag for the comments form: <?php show_manual_subscription_form(); ?>

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Put subscribe-to-comments.php into [wordpress_dir]/wp-content/plugins/
  2. Go into the WordPress admin interface and activate the plugin
  3. Optional: if your WordPress theme doesn’t have the comment_form hook, or if you would like to manually determine where in your comments form the subscribe checkbox appears, enter this where you would like it: <?php show_subscription_checkbox(); ?>
  4. Optional: If you would like to enable users to subscribe to comments without having to first leave a comment, place this somewhere in your template, but make sure it is outside the comments form. A good place would be right after the ending </form> tag for the comments form: <?php show_manual_subscription_form(); ?>
How can I tell if it’s working?
  1. Log out of WordPress
  2. Leave a comment on an entry and check the comment subscription box, using an e-mail that is NOT the WP admin e-mail address or the e-mail address of the author of the post.
  3. Leave a second comment using a different e-mail address than the one you used in step 2 (it can be a bogus address).
  4. This should trigger a notification to the first address you used.
I’d like the subscription checkbox to be checked by default. Can I do that?

Not anymore. But the checkbox status will be remembered on a per-user basis.

My subscription checkbox shows up in a strange place. How do I fix it?

Try unchecking the CSS “clear” option. Beyond that, you’re on your own with CSS positioning.

Reviews

Simple and easy.

I’m a long term user of this plugin. It just works!

I would welcome support for multilanguage sites, but this is a minor enhancement.

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Contributors & Developers

“Subscribe to Comments” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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