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How to Turn Off Comments Notifications in WordPress

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How to Turn Off Comments Notifications in WordPress

Have you received an email from WordPress about a comment notification? We get asked this question a lot from new users. How do we turn off comment notifications in WordPress? WordPress has a built-in feature that notifies the administrator if a comment is posted or held in moderation. This feature is enabled by default on all installations. In this article, we will show you how to turn off comment notifications in WordPress.

Login to your WordPress dashboard. In the menus, go to: Settings » Discussion. Then look at where it says “Email me whenever” and un-check the boxes there.

Turn OFF Comment Notifications in WordPress

This will turn off new comment notifications that you get. This is one of the most frequently asked WordPress questions that we get.

Bonus Tip:

We also get asked about New comment notification from other sites. That happens because the site you commented on is using a plugin like “Subscribe to Comments“. You probably checked or forgot to uncheck the box. Most of those emails have an unsubscribe link. You should be able to unsubscribe fairly easily.

Editorial Staff at WPBeginner is a team of WordPress experts led by Syed Balkhi. Page maintained by Syed Balkhi.

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  1. Josh says:

    Is there a way to remove a specific user from a specific comment thread? She can’t figure out how to unsubscribe and contacted me about it.

  2. Will says:

    WordPress is sending me Facebook notifications each time someone comments on my linked blog. How do I disable the Facebook notifications from wordpress?

  3. Emma Austin-Jones says:

    Just followed your advice. Thank you, such a relief!!

  4. Sharde says:

    My Goodness You saved the day!

  5. Daan van den Bergh says:

    Is there a way to turn off notifications on a per account basis?

    I’m the administrator and I’m using the WordPress-app on my smartphone, which notifies me of new comments all the time.

    But disabling notifications in the admin-settings, turns it off for all accounts.

    Is there a way to turn it off for the administrator and leave it on for the contributors?

  6. CC says:

    Is there a way to turn off comment notification on a post-by-post basis? Some posts I’d like to receive notification for, while others I’d rather not, but it seems to be an all-or-nothing situation.

    • Editorial Staff says:

      None that we are aware of. You can always use subscribe to comments plugin to get notified if there is a new comment. Alternatively, you can just check your dashboard every few hours.

  7. ReelSEO Video Guide says:

    You know, out of the blue, we’re getting repeat notifications over and over again for one particular post on our site. I’ve tried disabling (per your instructions above) and re-enabling, but we’re still getting hundreds of repeat notification emails. Have you ever seen this or do you have any idea of how one might fix that? Thanks in advance.

    • Editorial Staff says:

      Nope, the technique above should solve the issue. Not sure what’s going on with your site.

  8. Rami says:

    How do you turn off user registration notifications.

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