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WordPress Wednesday: Increasing Return Visitors with Subscribe to Comments

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There are two things that every site would love, viz. visitors and return visitors, the latter preferably and participaters.

While the commenting system within WordPress allows participation to some extent, it does lack a lot of features, one particularly being the ability for visitors to receive updates on their comments.

You can use external tools like coComment to track these comments, or you can install Mark’s Subscribe to Comments to do this for you.

Users can subscribe to comments on a particular post, either while they are commenting or seperately without comment, if you choose to enable this option.

Whenever a new comment is then posted, the subscribed users receive an email with the details of the comment, including content.

They can unsubscribe at anytime via the link in their email or you can choose to unsubscribe them. They can also block their email from receiving any updates on a global basis.

STC still has a few features lacking and Mark hopes to correct them with the next release.

For one, there is no way to view the users who are subscribed. However, Maxpower has a plugin that lets you view this information.

I would also like to see the ability to mass unsubscribe users as well unsubscribing post-wise instead of just email-wise.
The reason is that I have noticed that quite a few emails are incorrect ones, resulting in bounces (I just unsubscribed 15 junk emails from a single post yesterday).

Lastly, the ability to mail all the subscribed users at one go would be useful. I’m planning on doing the same as did Everton.

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  1. I’m not sure how much of a response I had to my email as I can’t see if they signed up to my feed or not. But, I think it was definitely worth doing as a one-off.

    I’m going to look at customising the S2C email messages to try and encourage people to register for the feeds.

  2. I like the idea of customizing the email messages. I’m going to work on this as well.

  3. hello sir..
    i am from indonesia and i can speak english very well.
    but i want to ask you about your script to show the box under your post. i like it. i am interested in making of good blog and can I ask how to make script like that?
    thanks for your help.

  4. I use a script called tabber that I have coded into the theme.

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