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
you guys rock!!!
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;
This is a great idea, thanks for making our blogging life a little easier.
Awesome! But I have been getting loads of spam recently :(
This seems like a great enhancement. Thank you all at WP for your continuous innovation! :)
wow it’s even better than the one on dashboard since it shows full of a comment.
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)?
@Carl le Strange: Most bloggers would be delighted to have the problem you describe.
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!
will i get comments
Great stuff. Thanks for making it easier…always good.
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.
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.
@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 :)
Looks good. Can’t wait to try it out. Cheers. *thumbs up*
This is a very handy addition. What a great improvement!
I really like it. It makes managing my tech blog a lot easier! Thanks!
Love this! Thank you.
Hopefully someday soon I’ll get so many comments that this will be very handy for me! :)
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.
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 :)
Finally!!! This is what I’ve been waiting for! Next I hope you’ll be able to reply directly from the Chrome extension :D!
This is….well it’s pretty awesome. Thank you!
Oh I’m liking this and the Chrome extension is a great idea too.
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)
Yes! The additions more user friendly, thanks.
Sounds super, especially for a busy novice blogger like me. Thanks for great support!
Very, very pretty! Thank you!
great work !
oh my Gos hard to type im seeing double wonderful Idea.nice job you Guys are Impressive.
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! :D
Was looking for this a long time ago. Bravo WordPress! You listened again.
We have got alot of snow in Alaska this year..But it’s all good for snowmachines..
I like it! This is a great new feature. Thanks!
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!!! :)
Good! A very welcome development! Will make life a lot better. The easier the better!
Yay I’ve been waiting for this! Thanks WordPress ^.^
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!
Love, love this!
Very nice. Thank you.
thx all .
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.
This will be so nice! Thanks!
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.
wow,,. This is a great idea
this really makes it all so much easier!!! thank you!!!
I am happy, happy, happy about this. Thank you!
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.
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!
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ok…..lets see how this goes. I am all for comments, but know when to say when.
Hello there, I want to invite you and all your friends to my new Face Book page about me going on a long distance hike. I would be great if you could join the group and follow me on this 2650-mile adventure of a lifetime. Thanks T.J.
Thanks for the enhancement to make our life easier. Way to go WordPress.
Very nice! I have several blogs setup and this feature is a usefull one. Thanks guys
Thank you Good Guy Greg!
yeh, its really superb as I have made my own blog and getting notifications through mail is really very helpful…http://youthalert.wordpress.com/
this is great! you guys really know how to make us feel at home. : D
thank you for you and anymore here
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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 !
Great to be well informed about our own blog. This will be an asset to all us bloggers.
That’s really great stuff, thank you for that! Your team is the best :)
Bye for now, Vasilij “Tarner”
I’m a newbie, appreciate this tool a lot !
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!
That’s very nice !!!!
Please add share button to notification , too.
Best Regards , …
i like it :D
Such a great feature! Love it
This is a whole lot of awesome! Thanks WordPress!
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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 !!!
I love this new feature!
I’m surfing on web a little more confident
on 11, february, 2012
This is really awesome! All ready reaping the benefits, it’s so handy!
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I love it.
Great thinking, Greg! My blog is new, but I already know that this is a new tool that will save me time! Good job!