How to let your readers subscribe to comments of a post

Have you ever seen a post on a blog that has a little checkbox at the end that said subscribe to comments? For anyone who isn’t sure what that means, I’ll tell you. If you check that box you’ll get an email notifying you when new comments have been made on that post. It’s a neat way to promote interaction with readers and other blog visitors. If you’ve wanted to offer the ability to subscribe to comments on your WordPress blog, it’s easy to do. All you have to do is offer the Subscribe To Comments plugin by Mark Jaquith.


To install it, unzip the file and upload it into your wordpress plugins directory. Activate it. Go into the Options section of your WordPress dashboard. To get it working right away all you need to do is fill in the name you want the subscription messages to come from and the email that should be shown as the sender. You can customize the messages, but the default ones make enough sense to me as they are. That’s it, you’re all set. Let me know how you like it if you try it out.


  1. I like the subscribe to comments plug-in. However, recently I discovered Commented On and prefer it much more than the EMails notification of new comments. It just cuts down on my mail and allows me to follow-up with comments on my own time.

    My review of Commented On is linked to my name, if you’re interested. :o)

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