In the past, we showed you how to allow users to subscribe to comments in WordPress. Subscribe to comments is a fairly standard functionality that you will see on numerous blogs. The biggest complain we hear with that feature is that it emails you every time a new comment is made on that post (which is what the plugin is made to do). Often when users are subscribing to comments, they only want to receive notification for replies to their comment. Recently, one of WPBeginner user asked us how they can provide a subscription option to the commenters which only emails their user when someone replies to user’s comment. In this article, we will show you how to notify users only on replies to their WordPress comments.
First thing you need to do is install and activate the Send Email only on Reply to My Comment plugin. The plugin works out of the box. The subscription system will start working immediately upon activation. You can manage subscriptions, check stats and configure email options from the plugin’s configuration page located under Settings » One Email.
The plugin adds a tiny subcription checkbox below comment form. Users can check this box to recieve email notification when someone replies to their comment.
Users will ONLY receive email notification when some one replies to their comment. The email will also contain a link to unsubscribe from further email notifications. Please note that this plugin does not work with Subscribe to Comments plugin so you will have to choose one or the other.
We hope this article helped you and your users to interact without receiving too many unwanted emails. Let us know what kind of subscription system are you using for your blog comments?