Do you want to notify users only on replies to their WordPress comments?
By default, users won’t know that someone has replied to their comment unless they come back to the comment section and see the response. This makes it difficult to get in-depth discussions and debates on your website.
In this article, we’ll show you how to easily notify users every time someone replies to their WordPress comment.
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The best way to notify users about replies to their WordPress comments, is by using Subscribe to Comments Reloaded. This plugin allows users to sign up for email notifications every time someone responds to a comment.
It also gives you full control over managing your subscribers and disabling comment subscriptions for specific posts.
Upon activation, you can configure the plugin’s settings by going to STCR » Comment Form.
Here, find the ‘Advanced subscription’ section and click on the toggle so it shows ‘Yes.’
Then, open the ‘Subscription type’ dropdown and choose ‘Replies to this comment.’
By default, the plugin shows a few different messages to your users, which you can see in the ‘Messages for your visitors’ section.
You can change any of these messages by typing into the small text editors. However, we recommend keeping all of the links, as they give visitors access to pages where they can manage their subscriptions.
Once you’ve done that, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Save Changes’ to store your settings.
Now, if you visit your WordPress website you’ll see a subscription option beneath the comment section. By default, this is set to ‘Don’t subscribe’ but visitors can change this to ‘Replies to my comments’ to get a notification every time someone responds.
Visitors can also subscribe without leaving a comment, so they can follow interesting discussions or debates on your WordPress blog.
To do this, they simply need to click on the ‘Subscribe’ link.
This takes them to the ‘Manage Subscription’ page where they can type in the email address where they want to get their notifications.
The Subscribe to Comments Reloaded plugin offers more settings that you can use to customize your comment subscriptions. This includes a few security options to help combat comment spam and enable reCAPTCHA.
For more details, please see our step by step guide on how to allow users to subscribe to comments in WordPress.
After setting up these emails, you’ll want to make sure they land in the user’s inbox and not in the spam folder. With that in mind, we also recommend using a SMTP service provider to improve your email deliverability rates.
We hope this article helped you learn how to notify users only on replies to their comments in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on how to track user engagement in WordPress with Google Analytics and the best email marketing services for small businesses.