Send Email When Reply to My Comment in WordPress

by Elaine on February 27, 2013

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Wordpress Tutorial – Send Email only to my Comment.

The comment feature is very useful in Wordpress.  When users leave a comment on a post, the admin is notified.  This is a great.  But when there are multiple replies to a post, all the people who responded to the same post receives a notification as well.    This is sometimes very annoying.  People really only want to see an email if someone replies to their comment.   I’ve received many emails regarding this annoying feature and how to remove it.  I’ve found a free WordPress plugin that will only send an email when there is a reply to a directly reply to a comment made to a post.  You can find the free plugin in the Wordpress plugin directory called ‘Send Email Only On Reply To My Comment’.

Overview of How to Notify if Reply to My Comment

  1. Install Free WordPress Plugin – Send Email Only On Reply To My Comment
  2. Activate WordPress Plugin
  3. Go to WordPress Plugin Settings
  4. Configure WordPress Plugin Settings
  5. See the WordPress Plugin Comments

Steps:

1.  Install Free WordPress Plugin – Send Email Only On Reply To My Comment

First step is to go to your WordPress and search for the free plugin.

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Install Free WordPress Plugin – Send email only on reply to my comment
  • Login to your WordPress Administrator
  • Click on ‘Plugins’, ‘Add New’
  • Search for ‘Send Email only on reply to My Comment’
  • Click on ‘Install Now

2.  Activate WordPress Plugin

Once you finish installing the WordPress plugin, go to Plugins and activate it.

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  • Click on ‘Plugins’, ‘Installed Plugins’
  • Search for ‘Send email only on Reply to My Comment’
  • Click on ‘Activate

3.  Go to WordPress Plugin Settings

Now you can configure the WordPress plugin and check out the different settings it has.

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Settings – One Email – Free WordPress Plugin – Send email only on reply to my comment
  • Click on ‘Settings’
  • Click on ‘One Email

4.  Configure WordPress Plugin Settings

You can manage the settings of the ‘Send email only on Reply to my comment’ wordpress plugin.  You can check the stats or configure the email options.  The WordPress plugin starts working the instant you install and activate it.  You do not need to change any of the settings.   But here are the settings if you need to look/change them.

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Settings for Free WordPress Plugin – Send email only on reply to my comment

5.  See the WordPress Plugin Comments

I did not make any other changes to my WordPress plugin or theme.  After I installed and activated the WordPress plugin I checked out my Frontpage.  Under the ‘Leave a comment’ section, you will see a new checkbox that says:

Notify via Email Only if someone replies to My Comment

You can see the result in the screenshot below:

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See checkbox – send email only on reply to my comment

Hope that helps.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Send Email When Reply to My Comment in Wordpress

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and WordPress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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