Do you want to turn off comment notifications on your WordPress site?
By default, WordPress notifies the site administrators when there is a new comment on the site.
If you are just starting a new blog, then this feature will alert you of new comments that you can respond to and increase user engagement. However, these comment notifications could become annoying as your blog grows and you start getting a lot of them.
In this article, we will show you how to easily turn off comment notifications in WordPress.
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How to Turn Off Comment Notifications in WordPress (Step by Step)
First of all, you need to log in to your WordPress dashboard and adjust the discussion settings by going to the Settings » Discussion page.
From here, scroll down to the ‘E-mail me whenever’ section, where you will see these two checkbox options:
- Anyone posts a comment
- A comment is held for moderation
As shown in the image above, comment notification emails are enabled by default in WordPress.
To disable comment notifications, you need to uncheck both boxes and then click on the ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of the page.
WordPress will now stop sending comment notification emails to the WordPress website administrators and post authors.
If you want more tips to improve your WordPress comment notifications, then you can see our guide on how to manage WordPress comment notifications emails.
Turning Off Comment Notification Emails From Other WordPress Websites
Are you receiving comment notification emails from websites other than yours?
If you have commented on a post on another blog and subscribed to its comments, then you will receive comment notification emails every time a new comment is added to the post.
Many blogs nowadays use a comments plugin like Subscribe to Comments Reloaded to add a comment subscription option in their comment box.
You probably checked or forgot to uncheck the comment subscribe option.
For example, you can see the ‘subscribe to comments’ option under the comments section of this article.
This feature can be useful if you have asked a support question and waiting for a response from the post author. But if you posted a general feedback comment, then it can distract you and get annoying.
You can unsubscribe to these comment notification emails by merely clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email.
We hope this article helped you to learn how to turn off comment notifications in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on how to completely disable comments in WordPress and our expert picks for the best plugins to improve WordPress comments.