A few months ago we added Notifications to the WordPress.com Toolbar and recently we released a Chrome extension so that you can always keep up with the activity on your blog. Today we’re adding comment notifications, complete with comment moderation and reply functionality. When your post receives a comment, you’ll get a Notification that looks something like this:
If you’re using threaded comments, you’ll see if someone responded directly to you, right in the notification.
You will see Approve, Spam, and Trash links in your comment notification if you have permission to moderate comments, allowing you to moderate the comment from within the notification:
Clicking Reply automatically approves a comment and displays an area for you to type a reply in. When you’re done, just click Reply and you can get back to whatever you were working on, without having to navigate to the dashboard to manage your comments.
You can still manage comments in your dashboard, but we hope you’ll find the comment notification a convenient shortcut.
- Feb 10, 2012 @ 5:46 pm
Feb 10th at 7:22 pm
you guys rock!!!
Feb 10th at 7:26 pm
This is a bad idea!
We have around 5000 page hits per day, and between 200 and 1300 hundred comments per post.
It is not nice having every comment ramrodded down our throats. It is insanely irritating.
Remove this function emediatly or make it at least possible to deactivate the function.
Carl le Strange, headwriter & owner of;
Feb 10th at 7:42 pm
Feb 10th at 7:45 pm
This is a great idea, thanks for making our blogging life a little easier.
Feb 10th at 7:52 pm
Awesome! But I have been getting loads of spam recently
Feb 10th at 7:54 pm
This seems like a great enhancement. Thank you all at WP for your continuous innovation!
Feb 10th at 7:56 pm
wow it’s even better than the one on dashboard since it shows full of a comment.
Feb 10th at 8:01 pm
Almost caused me a heart attack (I am thankful that I don’t have a heart)! I don’t see an option to not show a notification in orange when I receive a new comment. Am I unable to do this (returning to having these notifications only for likes and follows)?
Feb 10th at 8:04 pm
@Carl le Strange: Most bloggers would be delighted to have the problem you describe.
Feb 10th at 8:14 pm
This is like an automatic instead of a manual transmission. That much easier now to eat lunch and text while driving my blog! Watch Out World!
Feb 10th at 8:26 pm
will i get comments
Feb 10th at 8:34 pm
Feb 10th at 8:41 pm
Great stuff. Thanks for making it easier…always good.
Feb 10th at 8:42 pm
I think it’s great. I get quite a lot of comments a day and think this will help me out. Only time will tell, but so far it has helped me out significantly today.
Feb 10th at 8:44 pm
Yes it is a rather nice cause for the problem. But, I still say it would be nice to have an option in settings to turn the function of the ‘counter’ off. The rest of the function is peachy tree really.
With a burning (pardon the pun) topic, dedicated writers that are experts in their fields, dedicated helpers, and a lot of worried people who want to really learn, it helps to make a blog grow.
My biggest tip to attract a following. Interact a lot with your readers, and keep a friendly atmosphere in the comments. That will give you a very loyal group of readers and participating commentators. Second biggest tip, give a lot of yourself and do not take yourself serious. People appreciate it. Third tip, it helps to be nuts.
And to the staff who do things here, I love the WordPress system. It is easy and very good to use. For instance, Akismet is unparallelled really.
Feb 10th at 8:58 pm
@Stef: I agree! Although I can certainly see your point, though. I can see why you would find it annoying if you have a really high traffic blog, but for most of the rest of us, that is the vast majority of the rest of us, this is a great feature! I love this feature! Thank you WordPress
Feb 10th at 9:15 pm
Feb 10th at 9:31 pm
Looks good. Can’t wait to try it out. Cheers. *thumbs up*
Feb 10th at 9:39 pm
This is a very handy addition. What a great improvement!
Feb 10th at 9:47 pm
I really like it. It makes managing my tech blog a lot easier! Thanks!
Feb 10th at 9:53 pm
Love this! Thank you.
Feb 10th at 9:53 pm
Hopefully someday soon I’ll get so many comments that this will be very handy for me!
Feb 10th at 9:59 pm
I absoulutely love the site of snow fall.I should sign up to go snowboarding with my Cousin this coming Spring Break. Have fun blog memebers with the comments.
Feb 10th at 10:02 pm
love this idea.! Am also loving the stats on the new page aswell, initially was not interested, but now I love the whole two page scenario
Feb 10th at 10:02 pm
Finally!!! This is what I’ve been waiting for! Next I hope you’ll be able to reply directly from the Chrome extension :D!
Feb 10th at 10:08 pm
This is….well it’s pretty awesome. Thank you!
Feb 10th at 10:12 pm
Oh I’m liking this and the Chrome extension is a great idea too.
Feb 10th at 10:12 pm
I don’t see Approve when I am on my dashboard, but I see Approve when I look at the same comment from this news website (where I’m writing this comment)
Feb 10th at 10:16 pm
Yes! The additions more user friendly, thanks.
Feb 10th at 10:21 pm
Sounds super, especially for a busy novice blogger like me. Thanks for great support!
Feb 10th at 10:23 pm
Very, very pretty! Thank you!
Feb 10th at 10:33 pm
great work !
Feb 10th at 10:35 pm
oh my Gos hard to type im seeing double wonderful Idea.nice job you Guys are Impressive.
Feb 10th at 10:40 pm
wow, that sounds cool – thanks WordPress. The only other things I could really ask for would be the ability to delete/edit comments after we’ve already posted them on blogs….this would be extremely helpful. Anyway – it’s still great!
Feb 10th at 10:47 pm
Was looking for this a long time ago. Bravo WordPress! You listened again.
Feb 10th at 10:47 pm
We have got alot of snow in Alaska this year..But it’s all good for snowmachines..
Feb 10th at 10:48 pm
Feb 10th at 10:56 pm
I like it! This is a great new feature. Thanks!
Feb 10th at 11:01 pm
How Ironic I was thinking to myself earlier today how nice it would be to have comment notifications and now here it is. Thank you very Much!!!
Feb 10th at 11:04 pm
Good! A very welcome development! Will make life a lot better. The easier the better!
Feb 10th at 11:14 pm
Yay I’ve been waiting for this! Thanks WordPress ^.^
Feb 10th at 11:15 pm
I’ve been using the Chrome Extension for a bit now, and just got to use the new feature of “reply on the fly”! Love the new toys you’ve been giving us!
Feb 10th at 11:29 pm
Love, love this!
Feb 10th at 11:40 pm
Very nice. Thank you.
Feb 11th at 12:09 am
thx all .
Feb 11th at 12:10 am
Feb 11th at 12:16 am
Feb 11th at 12:21 am
I no longer see a check box to give me the option of allowing comment or not. Will WP place that function back on. Sometimes I like to write to express my feelings as like a journal. Not all postings I am interested in feedback. I have a fee account; therefore, I can not use any script. Therefore my question is…will WP atleast bring back the option box in the section of creating new post, the check box to allow comments or not? Thanks in advance.
Feb 11th at 12:35 am
Feb 11th at 12:59 am
This will be so nice! Thanks!
Feb 11th at 1:30 am
This is now less worable than it was before, because now it contains notifications to replies to comments on other blogs. The number listed is not enough to make it useful. I have long complained that the “My Comments” page is not long enough and should have either “next page” or would be a great place to implement infinite scrolling so the complete history (or at least two days) was available. As it is. we miss comments and this new feature is not going to solve that problem.
Most of us do not live on our vomputer sand have to play catch-up at the end or beginning of the day. 9 notifications is not enough to be useful.
Sorry. Two things in one day I’m not a fan off – very unusual.
Feb 11th at 2:10 am
Feb 11th at 2:17 am
wow,,. This is a great idea
Feb 11th at 2:30 am
this really makes it all so much easier!!! thank you!!!
Feb 11th at 2:35 am
I am happy, happy, happy about this. Thank you!
Feb 11th at 2:36 am
Reblogged this on Life is Sharing and commented:
WordPress.Com makin memberikan fasilitas lebih. Notifikasi sekarang ditambah, bukan saja pemberitahuan tombol Like, tapi kini lebih lengkap dengan notifikasi komentar. Komplit pokoknya…. Thanks WordPress.Com.
Feb 11th at 2:50 am
Can you add comment and like notifications to your app? Also add ability to read blogs through the iPad app. You can only do this on the iPhone app. Thanks!
Feb 11th at 2:52 am
Reblogged this on safwanahmad19.
Feb 11th at 2:57 am
ok…..lets see how this goes. I am all for comments, but know when to say when.
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Feb 11th at 2:59 am
Thanks for the enhancement to make our life easier. Way to go WordPress.
Feb 11th at 3:19 am
Feb 11th at 3:45 am
Very nice! I have several blogs setup and this feature is a usefull one. Thanks guys
Feb 11th at 4:36 am
Feb 11th at 5:00 am
Thank you Good Guy Greg!
Feb 11th at 5:07 am
yeh, its really superb as I have made my own blog and getting notifications through mail is really very helpful…http://youthalert.wordpress.com/
Feb 11th at 5:19 am
this is great! you guys really know how to make us feel at home. : D
Feb 11th at 5:49 am
thank you for you and anymore here
Feb 11th at 6:46 am
Reblogged this on natalyqaf.
Feb 11th at 7:08 am
Feb 11th at 7:21 am
Hay đấy nhưng tôi nghĩ là như vậy vẫn chưa đủ và chưa thân thiện cho nắm. Tôi mong rằng sẽ có giao diện mở hơn ! Thank You !
Feb 11th at 7:27 am
Great to be well informed about our own blog. This will be an asset to all us bloggers.
Feb 11th at 7:45 am
That’s really great stuff, thank you for that! Your team is the best
Bye for now, Vasilij “Tarner”
Feb 11th at 8:00 am
Feb 11th at 8:39 am
I’m a newbie, appreciate this tool a lot !
Feb 11th at 9:04 am
Thank you! This looks great! I’m sure I shall use this to reply my dear friends who write so sweet comments to me!
Sunny wishes from Greece!
Feb 11th at 9:51 am
That’s very nice !!!!
Please add share button to notification , too.
Best Regards , …
Feb 11th at 10:39 am
i like it
Feb 11th at 11:33 am
Such a great feature! Love it
Feb 11th at 12:27 pm
Feb 11th at 1:17 pm
This is a whole lot of awesome! Thanks WordPress!
Feb 11th at 1:35 pm
Reblogged this on Ich sag mal.
Feb 11th at 1:38 pm
I have been waiting for something like this since a long time !!!
I was even thinking of requesting you to make notifications for comment replies …
And i am so happy that my wish has been fulfilled without even asking for it !!
Once again thanks !!!
Feb 11th at 1:50 pm
I love this new feature!
Feb 11th at 2:54 pm
I’m surfing on web a little more confident
on 11, february, 2012
Feb 11th at 2:56 pm
This is really awesome! All ready reaping the benefits, it’s so handy!
Feb 11th at 3:07 pm
Reblogged this on panahjooo.
Feb 11th at 3:24 pm
I love it.
Feb 11th at 3:47 pm
Great thinking, Greg! My blog is new, but I already know that this is a new tool that will save me time! Good job!