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How to Get Email Notifications for Posts Pending Review in WordPress

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How to Get Email Notifications for Posts Pending Review in WordPress

If you’re managing a multi-author blog, then you might find it helpful to know when a writer submits a post for a review. In this article, we will show you how to get email notifications for posts pending review in WordPress.

On WPBeginner, we use Edit Flow to manage our editorial workflow. It sends email notifications when a post’s status is changed in WordPress along with doing tons of other things. However if you want notifications without using an Editorial Flow plugin, then there’s a solution for you as well.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Pending Submission Notifications plugin. It works out of the box, and you will instantly start receiving email notifications for pending review posts.

A contributor submits a post for review

By default, the plugin sends email notifications to the admin email address used in WordPress settings. If you want to add another email address to be notified, then go to Settings » Pending Submission Notifications and enter the email address.

Add additional email addresses to receive pending review notifications

This plugin is particularly useful for websites that allow user submitted posts. It is also useful for websites where contributors can add new posts, but those posts need to be reviewed by an editor or the administrator to publish.

If you want to closely monitor your multi-author WordPress site, then you may also want to get email notification for post changes in WordPress.

We hope this article helped you get email notifications for posts pending review on your WordPress site.

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  1. Jesse says:

    Is there a single plugin that covers both 1) sending notification to admin when a content contributor submits a post for review and can also 2) send out notification when a schedule post has been published? Thanks in advance!

    • Charlie says:

      Happened to see this comment by chance. Yes, we have a plugin on the repo titled “Post Status Notifications” that does both. Don’t want to link drop here, so search for it. Thx.

  2. DefSalins says:

    Thanks for the “pending notification” plugin. So simple it’s a dream !

  3. Zee says:

    Nice article, I used the plugin but the notification not working, I am sure the mail feature it worked on my server (tested with forgot password feature).


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