Months ago we added the ability for readers to like your posts, and ever since thousands of people have been liking posts every day. But something was missing: there was no way for post authors to discover when someone liked something they’d written. Or even when someone new subscribed to the entire blog.
Today, these problems have been solved: We’ve added two new email notifications, one for likes and one for subscriptions.
Post authors will receive an email notification from WordPress.com, telling them which post was liked and who it was. And blog owners will receive an email when someone new subscribes to their blog. This gives instant feedback every time your post or blog gets some positive attention.
If email notifications are not for you, no problem. You can turn these notifications off by going to Dashboard→Settings→Discussion and deactivating the appropriate checkbox under “Email me whenever”.
And if you have a particularly active blog, we decided to leave some features off by default so you wouldn’t be annoyed. You can turn them on if you wish as described above. More details can be found in the support page for email notifications.
Oh do I like this new feature. Thanks for your hard work.
I like that “like” is now far more likable! ;)
That’s really good, even if I already receive hundreds of emails every day, I appreciate to get notified for this kind of good news! Thank you WordPress.com Team
This is brilliant! Thank you for adding this and for the most excellent blogging software tools and ease of use.
e-mail spam :(
What a great idea!!
Not being a techie I have been wondering how I discovered who had subscribed to my blog etc
When is WordPress going to add a feature that allows bloggers to give/send people a link that allows people to click and subscribe to a blog? So far people have to go to the specific site and that can deter people from signing up easily.
This is great! I love how wordpress is getting more user friendly all the time. This will really help me focus on what my readers are responding to.
if i could have a first born again, i would name them WordPress!
My blog is connected to my facebook and when people press like on my facebook it doesn’t to go my blog.
Thank you so much for this new feature! I hope you and the WordPress team have the happiest of Thanksgivings!
Two questions I have regarding subscribers:
1) When someone subscribes to receive automatic updates of my blog, does their act of opening and reading the automatic generated email count as a “READ” on the number of page views for the day?
2) Is there a way to limit what is included in the automatic email, i.e. only half of the blog, a “teaser”, so that they do have to click directly to my blog to read the rest or is that bad form?
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This is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at WordPress. :)
Spanish: Excelente, sólo que muchos emails pueden no gustarle a los editores de blogs, sin embargo esto depende desde luego de la popularidad o grado de calidad de los post´s.
That’s a great idea! Thanks WordPress!! :D
Great!! thank you!! :)
Very much liking these features…now just need to get me some subscribers!
Great!!! You always anticipate our expectations.Much-needed notifications and good time savers.
Thanks a million
As good as it is, I think we need a place where there’s a list of people who liked a post, similar to how it is for comments.
My comment to your e-mail announcement is, that I think it is a good idea.
Have a nice day.
David Amon Dahl
This works for our blog! Thanks!! http://www.passportpaper.com
Wonderful Thank you!!
Is there anyway that we WORDpress users can get the same (followers app/thingie – by google) like they have on blogger?? Or do we have that already? I am new to wordpress ….. so sorry for the question!!
I like this :)
Thanks, Scott. That makes everything better. I’m going to click the “Like” button so that someone somewhere gets a happy email.
Like the layout of the blog and fairly easy to use; would like to know if anyone is acually reading my comments. Thanks
Seems pretty useless to me (I hate getting auto-generated e-mail). It would be nice to have a stats page that would let me drill down to get who liked particular posts or who my subscribers were. That would be far more useful than more spam for my e-mail box.
Can we be notified when someone hates our posts? How about when someone is actively indifferent to a post?
I like this we need to know. Thanks much.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
Yeeeaaahhh!!!! this is nice.
I agree with what’s been said before, having this somewhere in the stats would be way more useful than getting even more e-mail. :-/
everytime I think of a feature, which would be nice, but is missing – soon, you put it in. do you have cameras in my head?
It was a great surprise to receive my first email about a new subscribers. Thanks so much. I really appreciate this feature as well as the ability to turn it off and on. WordPress.com is the best as always.
Thank you. Bruce
Nice! I’ve love to know who likes my posts, I think I have 2 lol
“And if you have a particularly active blog” Don’t I wish. This is another great idea. What is it with other people who don’t use WordPress?
Awesome. Thank you!
NIce… “Like” :)
It is needed. Thank you!
Good to know about it. Happy Thanksgiving!
Scott, I just started this blog. It seems great, but I find Word Press to be a bit cumbersome. I just can’t replace the long, rectangular picture with my own picture. Can’t easily find the photo edits commands. Do you have an idea of how to swap out my main picture? Larr
Good to know about this feature. Thanks a lot and have Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Good to know about this feature. The people at the WordPress.com R&D are very considerate of users’ needs.
thank you for this. very informative indeed.
Good news — thanks a lot.
just when I was thinking of having this feature you introduced it. (Y)
Terrific! Finally something I can use at this very moment – I’ve been meaning to find more ways of gaining feedback.
Great job WordPress!
that is wonderful
but would be much greater to have that in the stats page rather than the current need to fly into the post page to see if someone liked a post. simply giving this stats in the stats pages would make, at least me, happier.
thank you for all the great work.
That´s a great idea! It makes sense to know the “audience” you´re getting.
Thank you :D
sounds like a great idea! I might even be surprise to find subscribers that I didn’t even know about!
Just what I’ve been waiting for. Thank you!
It’s nice, but I do to wish there was a place to turn off the emails …. I’ve got like 20 messages in my box from reply’s from other people … :)
Also the thingie, I looked and of course can’t find it … What I mean is … when I got to some other’s blogs, there is a side bar that has the word : Followers and you can click to follow the blog instead of RSS …… does that help?
Maybe we could get the facebook like as well !?!
it can be useful…
I loved the ideia…
A long time need fulfilled, especially the subscription thing. Thank you wordpress.
Thank you WordPress!
I just started blogging yesterday so this is great news as I won’t know any better, this sounds great! KEEP IT UP!
Thank you — I can hardly keep up with the WordPress changes/cool new features :P!
Great addition! Thanks, WordPress, for all the new goodies!
I hate getting pinged by e-mail notifications, so I’ll keep this off. Thanks anyways :)
Very cool! I LIKE that! Consider this my LIKE notification to you :)
yes. i like what you’ve set up as far as it goes. being able to turn it off is the key…. just in case you do start getting a lot of likes and subscribers (or for any reason). however, i’ve been wanting what others above have suggested. . . something in the stats, possibly that can be drilled down with a list of people who like post, which posts and how many posts that person has liked. i know i can see the gravatar info – but that is limited to what they’ve put in to be seen. most i’ve seen (which is not a lot) do not include their own blog. i’d like being able to go to the blog of someone who likes my post to see what they are doing and understand where they are coming from a little more – much as in a comment, i can go see their blog immediately. the stats page would be a great place for this imo. still, above all the learning curve when joining WP and that learning here is an ongoing study – this is a great blogging platform (imo) and i like what you do and your thinking and attitude and the direction(s) you are moving in – so thank you – keep at it, i am going to keep at it too. aloha and good T-day on you.
I have 136 subscribers. I want to receive an email when someone unsubscribes. Is that possible?
As a blog reader, I find the idea of these notifications very intrusive. How much information is provided?
It is good to be liked :)
what a great idea, I’ve looked for that and now I know why I never found it
peace n abundance,
Thanks. It would also be nice to have the option of being notified when someone hits one of the “share” buttons (Facebook, reddit, etc).
Thank you WP! :)
So now we know who subscribes to your blog and who likes your posts, but how about comments? I can only see the number of subscriptions to comments in particular posts but completely have no idea who the subscribers are and how to remove them as we can remove blog subscribers.
I’d much appreciate if you guys can improve that :)
“actively indifferent” button response… total LIKE! ;)
Awesome. Thank you!
Too cool. thanks guys. Now it gets even better.
If only my posts were ever liked :P
great…but no anyone liking my post hehehe…
I must say this is a great idea, but since my blog has only a couple of readers, it ain’t gonna make much joy for me! But yeah. the feature sets keeps expanding and wordpress.com keeps getting better! :)
awsome facility it will give positive sign and will boost confidence of new bloggers. thanx for this.
I like how this works
this is something really cool :D
Excellent effort ! Thanks a lot.
Someone likes your post definitely gives you a positivity and encourage you to another post. And your service regarding this is fantastic. I like it and appreciate you for this. Thanks.
wonderful addition, thank you!
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All feedback helps. Many thanks.