Comment Notifications!

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.

For more information about comments and comment moderation: Comments, Manage Comments.


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  1. Sherry

    I have been getting my comments by mail which was easier for me to answer (dial up) This eliminates a step and I love it. Thanks WordPress, you guys are just superb.

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  2. muna19789

    Excellent, its really great.

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  3. philosophermouseofthehedge

    Cool. Real time saver.

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  4. vaibhav

    Reblogged this on Vaibhav's Blog.

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  5. Helio

    Well done wordpress and keep up the good work.

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  6. Johnsonas

    WordPress – don’t become another socialnetwork ripoff, STAY UNIQUE! Cheers! πŸ˜‰

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  7. The Awkward List

    I love the feature!

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  8. Roselinde

    I was waiting for this, great!

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  9. http://composerofwords.wordpress.com/

    cool! very nice!

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  10. Mayris

    Super Super Awesame!!! I really like this. super dooper user friendly to the nth level… Way to go WP….

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  11. Parry

    So glad that you considered adding it! It makes replying comments much easier …

    Thank you WP πŸ™‚

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  12. charinabrooks

    so loving this!!!! thank you!

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  13. dailywild

    it’s an awesome feature! I love it!

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  14. eof737

    Brilliant! I noticed it today and love it. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  15. Carla

    I absolutely love this! Yay!

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    • Harbans Khajuria

      Thanks a lot for the notofication. Intreractions like this makes us wake up for more and more updates for our mutual benefits.I opine the more we come in contact with each other the more we gain knowledge and more we make our blog famour and knowledge disbursing. Thxs for all this.

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  16. Connor Sequeira

    Snazzy! I’m new to WordPress, and I digg this!

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  17. berryjoe

    haven’t tried it yet, But it seems cool

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  18. Shunya Yoga

    Very practical, I am always enjoying the new additions on WordPress. : )

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  19. youthcreativefoundation

    very great idea

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  20. adrian.dakota

    I was so shocked when I saw that something had turned bright orange on my Toolbar! This really saves a lot of time as I don’t have to wait for the administrative pages to load on my slow connection. Thanks so much, this is just awesome!

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  21. Imogen Shepard

    Hi, this is great! WP just keeps getting better and better! Do you think that you could release the same Chrome Extension for Foirefox too? (I had an issue with Firefox and my blog and had to switch over to Chrome and had the same problem and just switched back to Firefox yesterday and i miss my little Chrome extension soooo much, so pleeeeease make a Firefox eqivalent) Good Job!!!

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  22. Cobalt Blue

    I am not sure when this notification feature was added since I am not a frequent blogger, but I noticed that when someone likes your post, it will also appear on notification. The thing is, that person seems like a foreigner while my post is written in my local language. I am just wondering if this commonly happens because people want to attract attention so the person who receives “like” will visit their blogs. It is not necessary, but I find the idea of randomly liking or leaving comment without any meaning like that is irritating. Oh, well. Not that it is a big trouble.

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  23. adamn3l

    Sounds like a good idea! Thank you.

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  24. Rafans Manado

    Nice… I Like n Thanks…

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  25. sheltercomcreativ

    This is a whole lot of awesome! Thanks WordPress!

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  26. ionescut1

    Reblogged this on ionescut1 and commented:
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  27. lorwynd

    Do you have plans to add notifications to the Android App, as well? One that shows up in the notification bar where weather apps, update notifications, etc. are displayed?

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  28. eof737

    The new feature is terrific. I love the fact that we can respond to comments on other blogs from our dashboard… Brilliant! What I don’t love is not seeing a legitimate comment I left earlier show up on this forum… 😦

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  29. eof737

    Okay, apologies extended. I just saw my last comment and yes, I love the new feature. I’m finally having quick and easy conversations with fellow bloggers without leaving my blog… It is functionality friendly. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  30. Gabriela Vargas

    FINALLY!! πŸ˜€

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  31. Ahya

    I love it when you guys keep on improving WP just for us. Thanks πŸ™‚

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  32. contentdealerbd

    I Like this. Really nice. Please visit my wordpress blog and leave comments.
    contentdealer.wordpress.com

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  33. Kilmore Fisz

    Nice update…!!!

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  34. TRIK INTERNET GRATIS DAN TIPS

    Really love it and happy valentine for all you guys and special to all staf in Auttomatic

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  35. orsonmozes

    Great!!!!

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  36. susielindau

    I love the new reply function to approve the comment. That will save a lot of time. Thanks!

    BTW – Being a Boulderite, don’t you hate it when all the snow falls down here instead of the mountains? Let’s go skiing!

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    • Greg

      The snow this year never seems to be falling where and when I want it to. But really I shouldn’t complain, the skiing here even with “bad” snow is still quite good.

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    • walterdoege

      I am writing my blog, building it
      I want to publicize and I don’t like Facebook and so on
      what is your experience in publcization with WordPress
      my blog is about writer practice and literature
      best wishes

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      • Greg

        We have a lot of data showing that publicizing your posts on Twitter and Facebook can increase your readership. Take a look at how to turn on Publicize. Another great way is to find other blogs on WordPress.com discussing similar topics and engage in discussion on them. Many people will then follow your links back to your blog and may start following your blog that way.

        But the most important thing to do is to write. πŸ™‚

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  37. lidipiri

    YAY!! Awesome advances.

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  38. Inside the Mind of Isadora

    Super duper happy … love it. I think it helps to see responses quicker and I can reply faster,as well.
    Thanks for always trying to improve the blog world.
    Isadora

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  39. b_y

    Sweet! Major improvement, especially for my ipad. Have I mentioned lately how much you guys swing it? You got brass!

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  40. Corrie Kartchner

    It’s an awesome thing, but I have found mine being super glitchy. Sending me blank notifications. Getting me all excited about a new notification and then let down bitterly. Dangit.

    http://www.corzgalore.com

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  41. Alex K

    That was a nice surprise on Saturday!

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  42. Oldschoolteach

    Love this feature! I don’t get tons of comments, but when I do, this makes it easier to read.

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  43. Anne Jutras

    Fantastic! I love it! It so convenient, easy and fast. Great add. πŸ™‚

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  44. Harbans Khajuria

    This interactive approach will open new vistas of knowledge gain by knowing others’ point of views and expressing your own. Great to be a part of this holistic approach. Thanks for all this.

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  45. omnaturen

    Reblogged this on OM NATUREN.

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  46. mohdarafat

    awwsome

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  47. Colline

    I am really enjoying this new function. It creates more of a community when you see the replies to comments you have made on other blogs. In addition time is saved as a step is skipped when approving and responding to a comment made on your own blog. This functionality helps me to enjoy the blogging experience even more.

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  48. 360hcopa

    What we also need, please, is a easy way to look on your comments in another blogs, like a social media move, especially in the wordpress App.

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    • Greg

      The comment notification will show up anytime someone replies directly to a comment of yours on another blog. Like this one should πŸ™‚

      Is that what you mean, or is it that you can’t see a long enough history of the notifications?

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  49. 360hcopa

    Reblogged this on Liebes Tagebuch….. and commented:
    Und sie rΓΌsten weiter auf!

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  50. sweetdreem

    good update ^_^

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  51. IMaidensWing

    I was kind of confused on why comments were popping up in my notifications,but now I know! Go WordPress~

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  52. edebock

    This is fabulous! Thank you!

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  53. Averil Dean

    This is one of my favorite WordPress features. What a time saver.

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  54. Nel

    I appreciate this feature. It makes interacting with fellow bloggers a lot easier. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  55. GG

    Amazing feature… Just what was required… Thanks guys… You do an excellent work…

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  56. nelson RN

    I loooooove this new feature! Very handy and makes it easier to reply to comments.

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  57. ethiopianrevolutiom

    wordpress.com is the frist step toward freedom for the oppressed people over the globe.

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  58. mistaya62

    Interesting.

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  59. Soren

    What a great tool! Thanks, WordPress!
    http://merryandsoren.wordpress.com/

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  60. Huffygirl

    thanks Greg. I really like this.

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  61. qorry felt craft

    I Like it πŸ™‚

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  62. thedarkestskin

    Love it!

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  63. Dhyan

    O, this one is very great but I can only see a small portion of those in that opening window. How do I go back in history in that one???

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  64. MissMeddle

    WordPress is just as restless as Facebook now; always changing.
    http://missmeddle.wordpress.com

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  65. policorleone

    Nice

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  66. Grandfathersky

    This is the best. Truly evolutionary.

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  67. irawan

    very helpful. thanks

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  68. songspin

    So *is* there a way to disable this feature? Please? I don’t need the notifications and the toolbar thingy just covers up more of my screen and makes the pages slower to load up and so on. I’d like to get rid of it.

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  69. amelie

    I hope the Dashboard does not disappear. The Site Stats page is now that bright-white impossible to read, and the Blog Surfer is gone (so I have to click on posts individually in order to read them – takes much longer). I much prefer the Dashboard and Blog Surfer functions as the WP page is often slow to load and it’s very hard to read. Please at least allow us that option instead of making cosmetic changes and robbing us of the Dashboard.

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  70. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    This is an AMAZING addition. Saves me SO much time, as well as leaving the two neurons I seem to be able to count on most days free to do something besides remember to check for comments. Thank you SO much. Both thumbs up on this one.

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  71. deijsprinses

    A gift from God! I love it!

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  72. Agam TrueBlue

    great, amazing, fantastic πŸ™‚

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  73. Gianluigi mario

    excellent!!!

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  74. linhcao

    Reblogged this on Mr. Cao's World and commented:
    best thing ever !

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  75. PMB Lab: Prof. Sudarsono

    It is a bit frustrating when getting comment notification and have to go to dashboard just to moderate it. It is no more…. Well done and it answer my need.

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  76. anitanna

    Very,very good! Thanks!

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  77. arifhossain09

    I love it………………….Thank you!

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  78. roughseasinthemed

    Would this explain why I am now being notified of my own comments on my own blog, and sometimes even having to approve them????

    Yours, very puzzled.

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    • Greg

      Were you commenting from a different account than the one that you wrote your post with, or were you not logged in?

      But its possible there is a bug, can you give me a link to the post and comment that gave you trouble? Thanks.

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      • roughseasinthemed

        Do you want some screen shots or what? it’s a recurrent problem – although ironically it’s not happening now, but there again, I’m having to comment from my blog as I can’t manage it from the WordPress blog!! Thanks for the offer of help by the way πŸ™‚

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        • Greg

          The key things I need is a link to the comment that is showing up in your notifications that shouldn’t be, and maybe a description of how you created that comment (was it through the WordPress app? On the blog? Through a comment notification? etc) That should allow me track down what is going on. A quick look at your recent comments didn’t reveal anything obviously wrong to me.

          We’re always happy to help. Thanks for taking the time to help us track down the problem.

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  79. rtm

    Neat, I quite like this feature! Took me a while to figure out how to return to the original site though, it could be a bit more intuitive. Still, great job, WordPress!

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    • Greg

      Do you mean you followed a link within the notification and it changed which page you were on?

      All links in the notification should open a new tab/window in your browser so you don’t lose your place. But now that I think about it any links in the notification itself may change what page you are on. We’ll work on fixing that. Thanks!

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  80. nallu25

    Good

    great thinking

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  81. The Birding Bunch

    I believe this is overkill. I do not get the traffic like Carl above, but this notification of interaction I do get on my blog and now with any comments I leave on other sites is a bit much. I really like the Dashboard so use it often and find out there what comments and replies I receive. I am not asking this to be disabled, seeing how popular it is with others, but could users be given the option to turn it off? Or if this is not possible, could the notification turn itself off, if I view the comments from anther source?

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    • Greg

      We are investigating a couple of ways to improve the experience for bloggers with larger numbers of comments. Stay tuned. πŸ™‚

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  82. The Birding Bunch

    Thank you for the reply. πŸ™‚ It is lighting up more than usual today. It seems I just click it and onto another page… In spite of not liking the method of notifications I am very happy for the activity.

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  83. bsbhupendra771

    Really it’s great and i am using it.

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  84. cartradeindia

    That’s Awesome…

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